Black River / Bamboo Brook Trail Loop - Moderate Hike

Hey Everyone!

It’s the perfect time of year to enjoy the fall foliage. Let’s venture out to Chester to enjoy Black River / Bamboo Brook Trail Loop.


For much of the route, this lollipop-loop hike runs along the scenic Black River, following an abandoned railroad grade for part of the way and passing through a spectacular rocky gorge.


Time: 4 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Length: 6.5 - 7.5 miles

Route Type: Lollipop

Features: Waterfall, Historic feature


Please be prepared with the following:

-  Hiking shoes

-  Water

-  Snacks / lunch

-  Appropriate clothing based on the weather for the day

Driving Directions:

10-31 Update: We will be meeting at the Cooper Mill Black & River County Park Parking area. It is directly across from Old Mill Tavern in Chester, NJ. I would recommend using that address which is 55 New Jersey 24, Chester Borough, NJ 07930. 

Look forward to see you there!


DISCLAIMER: Your attendance on a hike is strictly voluntary and you assume full responsibility of your own safety and bringing appropriate gear. I am not a professional guide and I don’t have wilderness medical training. By rsvping “Yes” and attending the hike you agree not to hold me or any other member of this group liable for any accidents or injuries.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great hiking!

    November 3, 2013

  • Liana

    Sorry I couldn't make it...

    November 3, 2013

  • Patrick

    Great Hike!

    November 3, 2013

  • Eduardo G

    Great hike

    November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for setting this up. Great hike and wonderful group of people!

    November 3, 2013

  • jamie

    My GPS led me to a church. Then I googled old mill tavern. It seems to be a restaurant. Is the address correct?

    November 3, 2013

    • Jessica O

      Yes that's correct we are across from the restaurant

      November 3, 2013

  • Chris

    Looks like I can't make it by 11 guys, sorry. Hope to meet you all at the next one.

    November 3, 2013

  • cesar r.

    sorry guys .. im sick as hell .. I was looking forward to this hike, catch you guys next time..

    November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    My ankle bother me. Sorry

    November 3, 2013

  • Michael K.

    Sorry I have to bail. A few too many late nights around the holiday.

    November 3, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hi everybody, I was wondering if anybody lives around Woodbridge NJ and would like to car pool to go there. I am Italian and literally just came to NJ few days ago ^_^ Let me know ([masked]).

    October 30, 2013

    • Frossy

      Yes i'm from woodbride. I will email you.

      October 31, 2013

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