Rockaway River Wildlife Management Area
Beaver Brook Trail
- Approach to northern trailhead from Mahlon Dickerson Reservation: From Exit 34B on I-80 W, take NJ-15 N for 4.4 miles. Exit to Weldon Road travel 3.1 miles to a right turn into the Saffin Pond Parking Area. GPS Coordinates: 41.007884, -74.586525
- Southern trailhead from the Rockaway River, near the intersection of Taylor Road and Berkshire Valley Road. GPS Coordinates: 40.955213, -74.570562
Primary uses for this area are hunting and fishing. The Beaver Brook Trail runs south from Mahlon Dickerson Reservation into the Wildlife Management Area, ending near the Rockaway River.
The Beaver Brook Trail [white], which begins in Mahlon Dickerson Reservation, extends south into Rockaway River WMA. Use the Web Map link on this site for a trail map of Mahlon Dickerson Reservation (County of Morris park) . The trail continues on to Berkshire Valley Road in Jefferson, at the corner of Taylor Road.
The Web Map also shows unmarked woods roads in the area.
Some report that the best part of a hike along Beaver Brook Trail south from Mahlon Dickerson is to Lost Lake (displayed on the Web Map in grey but not identified by name).
The 3,600-acre Rockaway River Wildlife Management Area is in the rugged Farny Highlands on the eastern edge of Mahlon Dickerson Reservation north of Lake Hopatcong.