South Mountain Reservation
October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Moderate hike that takes in a viewpoint from historic Washington Rock, Hemlock Falls, and the Rahway River.
6.0 – Moderate, somewhat rocky trails. A few easy stream crossings, and one over the Rahway River that may be tricky depending on water level/rock shifting.
Historic Fun Fact: Washington Rock is where a signal beacon warned the Army at Morristown of the British Army’s approach.
Fairy Fun Fact: There are whimsical, tiny “fairy houses” along parts of the Rahway trail, made entirely of natural materials to fit in with the landscape.
The creator of these was revealed in an article in July 2016, “Thumbelina’s Secret Architect, Creating Fairy Houses on a New Jersey Trail“. Please take only photographs and leave them as is for others to enjoy!
PLEASE USE THE TULIP SPRINGS PARKING. DO NOT PARK AT LOCUST.
Parking lot, 64 Cherry Ln, West Orange, NJ 07052