Watchung Reservation Hike

Specifics:
The hike is classified as moderate.
Hike will be about 5 miles long and we will walk at an easy to medium pace.
The hike should take about 3 hours.

What to bring:
Hiking boots/sneakers, water, and optional snack.

Inclement Weather:
Heavy precipitation will cancel this hike; drizzle will not. Please check your inbox for a last-minute email from your organizer cancelling the hike. If you don’t hear anything by the morning of the hike then it’s still on.

Finding the Group:
Meet in the parking lot adjacent to the “Trailside Nature & Science Center".  Please leave extra early as many of these parks are harder to find. As a courtesy to the others please arrive on time. You must call and/or text if you are running late. Depending on how late you'll be the group will decide to wait for you or not.


Directions:

VIA ROUTE 78 WEST:
1. Take Rt. 78 West to exit 43 (New Providence/Berkeley Heights).
2. Turn right at first light onto McMane Avenue.
3. At T-intersection, turn left onto Glenside Avenue.
4. Go 1.2 miles and turn right into the Watchung Reservation (Rt. 645 – W.R Tracey Dr.).
5. Proceed past Lake Surprise, uphill and straight past loop picnic area to the wooded traffic circle.
6. At traffic circle take the first right (Summit Ln) and proceed ½ mile (you will bear right and merge onto New Providence Rd.). Parking lot is on the right.

VIA ROUTE 78 EAST
1. Take Rt. 78 East to exit 44 (New Providence/Berkeley Heights).
2. Turn left at the traffic light onto Glenside Avenue.
3. Go 1.2 miles and turn right into the Watchung Reservation (Rt. 645 – W.R Tracey Dr.).
4. Proceed past Lake Surprise, uphill and straight past loop picnic area to the wooded traffic circle.
5. At traffic circle take the first right (Summit Ln) and proceed ½ mile (you will bear right and merge onto New Providence Rd.). Parking lot is on the right.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a great hike, Leah did a wonderful job organizing!

    April 4, 2011

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    A former member

    Anyone interested in carpooling from Princeton/ Lawrenceville? Let me know. Thanks, Ashwini

    March 20, 2011

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    A former member

    lauren my number is posted on the event page - i'd be your contact in this circumstance

    March 18, 2011

  • lauren

    is there a phone number I could reach someone at incase I getlost/ run late?

    March 18, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Oops I accidentally put the wrong start time initially; we will meet at 2 PM - not 7!

    March 15, 2011

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