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Tourne County Park
The park is located in the townships of Denville, Boonton, and Mountain Lakes, near Exit 43 of I-287.
West Side Park Entrance: Norris Road and McCaffrey Lane, Denville, NJ 07834. GPS Coordinates: 40.909046, -74.446449
East Side Park Entrance: McCaffrey Lane, Boonton, NJ 07005. GPS Coordinates: 40.907688, -74.431842
A highlight of the park is the view from the top of the Tourne, which includes the New York City skyline on clear days; it also includes a protected zone for native wildflowers.
A network of 9 blazed trails, ranging from 0.25 mile to just under 3.25 miles, provide multiple opportunities for loop hikes. The DeCamp loop trail [Yellow blaze; 1.3 miles] passes through the Top of the Tourne with several viewpoints. The Red Trail [3.23 miles] loops around the park; at one point it proceeds through a gate in a fence which protects wildflowers from damage by animals. The Rattlesnake Trail section of this loop trail parallels Rattlesnake Meadow.
Use the Web Map link on the site for a trail map. Click for detailed descriptions of hikes in the park.
The 565-acre Tourne County Park features an extensive network of trails, which follow both footpaths and woods roads through a dense deciduous forest. It includes a wildflower section that features over 250 species of native plants. A highlight of the park is the view from the top of the Tourne [elevation 897 feet], which includes the New York City skyline on clear days.