Apshawa Preserve

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9 years 9 months ago #1 by hidinginshadows
Apshawa Preserve, West Milford (photos taken on my cell phone)





















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9 years 9 months ago #2 by hidinginshadows

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9 years 9 months ago #3 by hidinginshadows
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Apshawa Preserve is located in West Milford, 500 + Acres. It's open to the public. Great hiking and alot of wildlife.

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9 years 9 months ago #4 by misterpat
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Hiding, Great pics.

One question, How big are these rocks?



Demonic and I ran into a very similar rock formation when we hiked Tripod Rock. But they were small ones, about 5-10 inch around.

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9 years 9 months ago #5 by phase1
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Remind me not to fuck with her!

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9 years 9 months ago #6 by hidinginshadows
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Pat, those rocks were small. Like you said maybe 10 inches around. I see them alot in the woods of passiac county.
Phase1, yep that's my wife. She is a bad ass. Take it from me, you don't want to be on the recieving end when she's pissed. lol

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9 years 9 months ago #7 by phase1
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hidinginshadows wrote: Phase1, yep that's my wife. She is a bad ass. Take it from me, you don't want to be on the recieving end when she's pissed. lol


Point noted! :shock:

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9 years 9 months ago #8 by demonicdreamz
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Place looks real interesting to hike, there any info or trail maps you can post to the hiking maps part of the site ? i'll have the need for a little rest and solitude after loading out springsteen next month. :thumbup:

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9 years 9 months ago #9 by hidinginshadows
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heres some info Demonic:
Maps can be obtained right in the parking lot at the kiosk
Apshawa Preserve - Green Loop


Highlights:
Outstanding views and interesting ruins in this relatively unknown area
Near: Bloomingdale, NJ
Scenery:
Distance: 4 miles round trip
Elevation Gain: 600 ft
Hike Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Moderate
Trail Condition: OK, but a few difficult spots
HikeType: Loop


Summary: Enter woods on white trail. After about 5 minutes you will see the green trail come in from the left, going down hill. Turn left here. Trail soon ascends on a woods road, then levels out for about a mile. You'll come to a pond and a large dam. Turn left staying on the green trail as it descends, follows a stream, passes some ruins and huge, rusted tanks, then crosses stream and continues on a woods road. Waterfalls on left. Pay attention here as trail leaves road to right and begins a steep climb, eventually reaching some outstanding overlooks. A short bushwack brings even more views.
Trail then descends gradually, reaches a gravel road then turns back into the woods after a short distance, then crosses a stream. Eventually you come to an intersection with a yello trail. Stay left on the green, follow it to the white trail, turn right on the white and back to your car.


Trailhead: Route 287 to exit 53 (Bloomingdale). Go west on Hamburg Turnpike. Follow through town and just before small bridge make a right onto Macopin Rd.
Follow Macopin up hill for approximately 2 miles and make a left onto Northwood Drive. Parking is to the right.

Facing the Kiosk, trailhead is to left (Lat:41.02534 Lon:-74.37393)
Trail Guides for Apshawa Preserve - Green Loop:
New Jersey Walk Book
by NY/NJ Trail Conference (NY/NJ Trail Conference)
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Passaic County and New Jersey Conservation Foundation (1-888-526-3728)

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9 years 9 months ago #10 by hidinginshadows

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9 years 8 months ago #11 by misterpat
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Hiding, great trail information! If You don't mind, I will put this map into the hiking maps and directions thread under Your name.

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9 years 8 months ago #12 by hidinginshadows
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thanks Pat

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