Franklin Parker Trail Loop

Schiff Nature Preserve

Along the Franklin Parker Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Along the Franklin Parker Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Frozen South Conservation Pond along the orange-blazed Farrelly Trail. Photo by Daniel Chazin. Frozen South Conservation Pond along the orange-blazed Farrelly Trail. Photo by Daniel Chazin. Wooden steps near the start of the Franklin Parker Trail in Schiff Nature Preserve and McVickers Brook Preserve. Photo by Daniel Chazin. Wooden steps near the start of the Franklin Parker Trail in Schiff Nature Preserve and McVickers Brook Preserve. Photo by Daniel Chazin.

 This hike loops around these preserves in Mendham on woods roads and footpaths, passing several historic sites.

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This loop hike traverses the 355-acre Schiff Nature Preserve, the largest private nature preserve in Morris County, as well as the adjacent 107-acre McVickers Brook Preserve. For most of the way, the hike follows broad woods roads, but several sections are on narrower footpaths.

From the parking area, head into the woods on the white-blazed Franklin Parker Trail, proceeding through an...

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