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Allamuchy Mountain State Park
- Allamuchy Mountain State Park is located three miles north of Hackettstown between Willow Grove/ Waterloo Road [Route 604] on the east, Route 517 on the west, and Cranberry Lake [Route 206] on the north
- Stephens State Park is located on Willow Grove Street [Route 604], 2 miles east of Hackettstown or 7.5 miles west of Route 206 on Waterloo Road [Route 604]
- Parking, Sussex Branch Trail -- GPS Coordinates: 40.921226, -74.738553
- Waterloo Village -- GPS Coordinates: 40.916818, -74.756429
Allamuchy Mountain State Park offers several marked hiking trails, including a section of the Highlands Trail. It adjoins Stephens State Park, which has camping and picnicking facilities.
Each of the three sections of these state parks has networks of hiking trails. Use the Web Map link on this site for an overall view of the area.
- The Allamuchy Natural Area, consisting of 2,440 acres around Deer Park Pond south of I-80, has 14 miles of marked trails that can be combined to form a variety of loop hikes. Use "Contact Information" on this site to locate a trail map -- Deer Park -- including descriptions of marked trails.
- The developed area of Stephens State Park, east of Waterloo Road, offers several marked loop trails that begin from the park office, as well as a section of the Highlands Trail.
- The portion of Allamuchy Mountain State Park north of I-80 has a section of the Sussex Branch [rail] Trail, a 4.4-mile section of the Highlands Trail, and an extensive 20-mile network of unmarked woods roads. Use "Contact Information" to find a trail map -- Deer Park North -- focused on this area including trail descriptions.
The park has a 3-mile watertrail for boating or floating on the Musconetcong River.
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Allamuchy Mountain State Park Details
Embracing most of the Allamuchy Mountain State Park upland between County 517 and the Musconetcong River, and bisected by I-80 near Exit 19, Allamuchy Mountain and Stephens State Parks together comprise nearly 10,000 acres. Stephens State Park has camping, fishing, and picnic facilities; Allamuchy Mountain State Park is more undeveloped and offers hunting and fishing opportunities. Waterloo Village, a restoration of Andover Forge and once a busy port along the Morris Canal, is situated in Allamuchy Mountain S.P.