Split Rock Loop/Four Birds Trail Short Loop

Farny State Park

Split Rock Loop/Four Birds Trail Short Loop - Farny State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin Split Rock Loop/Four Birds Trail Short Loop - Farny State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin Split Rock Loop/Four Birds Trail Short Loop - Farny State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin Split Rock Loop/Four Birds Trail Short Loop - Farny State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin Split Rock Loop/Four Birds Trail Short Loop - Farny State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin Split Rock Loop/Four Birds Trail Short Loop - Farny State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin

This loop hike winds through rugged terrain south of the Split Rock Reservoir, passing several viewpoints and crossing the cascading Split Rock Brook.

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From the parking area, proceed ahead (east) along Split Rock Road for 0.3 mile. When you reach the second power line crossing, turn right and follow a dirt road uphill, under the power line. This is the route of the blue-blazed Split Rock Loop Trail, which you will follow for most of the hike. Before reaching the crest of the hill, the trail bears right and enters the woods. After a short,...

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rate experience
January 22, 2017
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GPS coordinates have been corrected

The GPS coordinates have been corrected so that they now reference the parking lot at the southern end of the reservoir.  Thanks for pointing out the error.

Daniel Chazin
January 20, 2017
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Parking GPS wrong?
The GPS coordinates point to the side of Split Rock Rd west of the reservoir, about 0.8 miles away from the parking lot on the map.
asmumsa
June 12, 2016
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East and West of Splitrock
I'm wondering why the areas east and west of Splitrock Reservoir don't have a trail description. I gather from comments that parking is limited off of Splitrock Road. But if there was a description determined hikers could park in one of the Wildcat Ridge WMA areas and hike north to access Four Birds and Splitrock Loop north of Splitrock Road. I value NYNJTC and appreciate all their work. Thanks.
tmcman
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