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Mount Hope Historical Park
|Park Overview:|| |
Four trails lead hikers through former mining operations that date from the early 1700s to 1958. Must stay on the marked trails for safety.
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||3.6 miles|
|Buy Trail Map:||Jersey Highlands: Central North Region Trails Map|
|Web Map:||Morris County Park Commission map set|
|Park Description:|| |
Known locally as the Richard Mine, Mount Hope Historical Park was once a booming iron mining and processing site. Mining at this site had begun as early as 1710 and did not end until 1958 - and not until 1978 in the larger Rockaway Township area. The Park is part of the original Mount Hope Tract with more than 20 mining locations.
|Trails Overview:|| |
Four trails, all of which begin from the trailhead at the parking area, lead hikers through the former mining operations on woods roads [trails range from 0.4 to 1.5 miles]. A 2.7 mile loop trail combines the Red and Orange trails.
Use Web Map link to locate a trail map. Click for a detailed description of a hike in the Reservation.
The Park is near I-80, Exit 35. For map and written directions use the Contact Information below and follow link to the park
|Contact Information:||Morris County Park Commission |