We will carpool from the ShopRite parking lot in West Milford to the entrance of Jungle Habitat.
Next, hike through the main entrance and see broken animal cages, dolphin pools, tunnels and a ticket booth.
Gear: Snowshoes, also bring micro spikes.
Depending on the amount of snow on the ground will determine how many trails we can do in 5 hours.
We are going to try the Fish, Warthog, and Tiger Pen trails.
.Jungle Habitat, located in West Milford, New Jersey, was a Warner Brothers-owned theme park that opened in the summer of 1972, and closed in October 1976. By November 1972, the park had 500,000 paid visitors. While open, the park contained well over 1,500 animals. Among other things, the park featured a drive-through safari, in which wild animals were permitted to walk right up to vehicles passing through.
Currently this land is maintained by Ringwood State Park and JORBA, and is used by hikers, bikers, bird watchers. It contains miles of trails that weave in and out of the remnants of the old park.
Weather: Only severe weather will cancel. Check this site for updates.
RISK DISCLAIMER:Please remember this is a social event and not a professionally guided hike. By participating in this hike, you are agreeing not to hold anybody responsible for injuries or accidents, and you acknowledge hiking is a dangerous activity that could lead to injury or death. Always come prepared and equipped as if you are hiking on your own. In the event of an emergency, your fellow hikers will do their best for you, but there is no guarantee any of the participants will have medical or rescue training.
By participating in this event you also acknowledge that you understand the level of difficulty and are physically capable, properly attired and have the necessary gear and supplies required for participation in this activity.