Eagle Rock Reservation Loop

Eagle Rock Reservation

This loop hike circles the reservation, following footpaths and unpaved roads, and reaches a panoramic viewpoint over the New York City skyline.

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This hike traverses the 408-acre Eagle Rock Reservation. The reservation is located in the center of densely populated Essex County, but it is mostly undeveloped and features an extensive trail system. The Olmsted Brothers, who designed Central Park in Manhattan, contributed to the design of the reservation. The footpaths and dirt roads followed by this hike have gentle grades, and the hike is...

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November 06, 2014
I should never say to myself "wow this trail has so many markers!" because I always jinx myself. The directions above and the trail markers were great until I got to the blue trail.
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October 15, 2012
I agree that the switchbacks on the blue trail can be a little confusing -- especially since the upper section of the loop nearly touches the lower loop at one point -- but I had no difficulty followi
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Daniel Chazin
October 14, 2012
My wife and I attempted the hike using the Record newspaper instructions and the conservancy map of Jan 09.  Some things stood out from the hike:
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