Watchung Reservation History Trail

Watchung Reservation

Stone ruins along the trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Stone ruins along the trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This hike loops around the Watchung Reservation, passing a scenic gorge, an attractive lake and various historical features.

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Proceed west (downhill) on the extension of New Providence Road, marked with the white blazes of the Sierra Trail. Turn left opposite a “Do Not Enter” sign and head into the woods. You’ll immediately pass a kiosk with a triple-pink blaze, marking the start of the History Trail. You will be following the History Trail for the entire hike.

Pick up a copy of the History Trail brochure and...

Prepare For Your Hike

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Trip Reports

rate experience
January 19, 2015
Map at Union County website

The map is available at:

This page has an embedded PDF viewer, where the map can be viewed or downloaded as a PDF.  The map was revised in 2014.

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Jeremy Apgar
January 19, 2015
How can we obtain a map? both links are broken :(
May 21, 2014
Hike time has been corrected
Yes, it is certainly a typo. The correct estimated hiking time is 3.5 hours.  The hike description has been corrected.  Thanks so much for pointing out this error!
Daniel Chazin
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