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02/26/2020 - 2:29pm
Multiple Dog poop bags left on trail
It was a beautiful hike, except for on the way back, at the very end of the day, just before the preserve closed. Literally within 200 yards of the parking lot, we saw THREE bags of dog poop left by the side of the trail. One bag was so huge it was overflowing. Utterly disgusting. Dog owners who do this are ruining the preserve. I would give 5 stars but irresponsible dog owners bring it down to one.
09/04/2013 - 6:33pm
I just walked the loop part of Blue today for the first time in years. Missed a few turns, got stuck in mud near far N.W turn, but good to see the marks as they should be. Very little sign of use. I entered from Berdan Ave near Toys Are Us traffic light and walked in anti clockwise direction. I didn't see the fork point coming from South West, but realized I had got on trail back to Valley Road and turned around and easily saw the left& right symbols on the same tree. I recall that there was s sign sometime around 2004 or 2005 when I was a regular there. Robert Fouchaux, Montclair, formerly of North Haledon and 75 year veteran of High Mountain trails.
12/16/2012 - 4:58pm
Blue Trail in Pancake Hollow has been reblazed
The blue-blazed Pancake Hollow Trail has been reblazed and is now easily followed.
09/08/2010 - 8:41pm
Some of the Blue trail sections in the Pancake Hollow area are in poor condition and are in the process of being refurbished and we caution hikers to be extra alert. A GPS may prove helpful.