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Sourland Mountain Preserve

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Hiking the Sourland Mountain Preserve - Somerset County

This preserve is an excellent place to spend an afternoon. In addition to hiking, there are... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
garry1couch
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Hillsborough, New Jersey
Boulders, boulders, boulders!!

Me and my girlfriend visited here on a Friday, place was not crowded. Weekends can get busy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
doug6458
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Ocean Township, New Jersey
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421 E Mountain Rd, It is within Hillsborough Township and Montgomery Township of Somerset County, Hillsborough, NJ 08844-2408
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This preserve is an excellent place to spend an afternoon. In addition to hiking, there are opportunities for bouldering, and mountain biking. Trails are marked with white plastic blazes (square, round, and triangle). The trails proper range in length from 5 miles to 0.3 miles,...More

Thank garry1couch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend visited here on a Friday, place was not crowded. Weekends can get busy. Definitely take the white square trail, as this will allow you to hike around most of the large boulders. Great hiking here for kids as they can explore...More

Thank doug6458
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This was a pleasant surprise being so hilly. The challenge in this trial isn't so much the vertical gain, but rather the ruggedness of the trail. Roots and rocks make you look downward the whole time. It's mostly wooded and in the shade in the...More

1  Thank Paul N
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Good hiking trails, very hard to get lost! There is a trail that takes you straight up to the top for a decent view of the surroundings

Thank Arjun S
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Went there with my boyfriend for a picnic date. The trails are all through the woods with lots of shade and pass some giant rocks that are fun to climb on. Nothing too steep or strenuose. Great for an afternoon in nature, just watch the...More

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

My husband, my dad and I went here while visiting family near by. I run and am allways wanting to check out new trails while in different towns. We did the biggest loop around the park which came out to about 5.2 miles, and then...More

1  Thank jennifertV5849VZ
Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

I went biking here today and it was hilly in some parts but for experienced riders it should be fine. We also found several geocaches. Most were relatively easy to find with the app.

Thank juliebI8555NY
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent program and presentation. The naturalist were very knowledgeable and friendly, and welcoming.

Thank Angel T
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Even with the Nor'Easter wind blasts the sounds of spring peepers is incredible! Late February though may be more of a primer for global warming than cause to celebrate early spring.

1  Thank KC0251
Reviewed 27 December 2017

A not very tall mountain but excellent for hiking with friends and family. Rugged trails, so wear proper shoes. Gets cold in the fall, so wear proper clothes.

Thank sanbhu
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