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Where Are The Trails? Byram Environmental Commission CommUniversity Adam Rosenberg.

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1 Where Are The Trails? Byram Environmental Commission CommUniversity Adam Rosenberg

2 Getting Oriented

3 Blazes Paint Blaze Plastic Tag Blaze Cairn Paint or tag blazing depends on landowner Cairns may be used where there is nothing to blaze or to emphasize an important trail junction Posts may occasionally be needed in treeless areas

4 Blaze Patterns Standard Blaze Left Turn (upper blaze shows direction of turn) Start of Trail End of Trail

5 Trail Ratings and Legend Difficulty Difficulty = advanced, rugged, large elevation changes, remote = advanced, rugged, large elevation changes, remote = intermediate, minor elevation changes, ungraded surface = intermediate, minor elevation changes, ungraded surface = easy, graded surface, fairly flat = easy, graded surface, fairly flat Parking Parking

6 The Trails The Highlands Trail (Waterloo Road to Sparta Stanhope) The Highlands Trail (Waterloo Road to Sparta Stanhope) Sussex Branch Trail (Waterloo Road to Branchville) Sussex Branch Trail (Waterloo Road to Branchville) Allamuchy State Park Trails (includes Stephens and Deer Pond) Allamuchy State Park Trails (includes Stephens and Deer Pond) Red/Yellow/White Bike/Hike/XC Ski Red/Yellow/White Bike/Hike/XC Ski Green (waving Willy) Green (waving Willy) Blue (mine loop) Blue (mine loop) Jefferson – Glen Bike Path Jefferson – Glen Bike Path Mansfield Bike Trail Mansfield Bike Trail Morris Canal (Phillipsburg to Jersey City) Morris Canal (Phillipsburg to Jersey City) New Trails New Trails Owners Maintenance Owners Maintenance Arnell Arnell Beckman Beckman

7 The Highlands Trail

8 HT Continued

9 Highlands Trail Continued Rated Rated Hike Times 2 to 4 hours per section Hike Times 2 to 4 hours per section Blaze Type Teal Diamond Blaze Type Teal Diamond Trail Heads (West to East) Trail Heads (West to East) Saxton Falls Saxton Falls Waterloo Road (numerous) Waterloo Road (numerous) Allamuchy State Park Allamuchy State Park Across Street from Waterloo Village Across Street from Waterloo Village Sussex Branch Trail at Cascade Falls Sussex Branch Trail at Cascade Falls Hi Glenn Rd. Hi Glenn Rd. Roseville Rd. Limited Roseville Rd. Limited CR 605 (Sparta Stanhope Road) CR 605 (Sparta Stanhope Road)

10 Sussex Branch Trail

11 Sussex Branch Trail Continued Rated Rated Hike Time Hike Time Plan 3 miles per hour walking, entire trail is 20 miles Plan 3 miles per hour walking, entire trail is 20 miles Trail Heads Trail Heads Waterloo Road and Continental Drive Waterloo Road and Continental Drive Cranberry Lake (South Shore & North Shore + Park and Ride) Cranberry Lake (South Shore & North Shore + Park and Ride) Whitehall Rd. Whitehall Rd. 517 West of West of 206 Unblazed Trail Unblazed Trail Crushed stone/gravel surface Crushed stone/gravel surface Multi Use (bike, xc ski, horse, hike …) Multi Use (bike, xc ski, horse, hike …)

12 SBT Start to Finish

13 Allamuchy State Park

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15 Allamuchy State Park Details

16 Jefferson-Glen Bike Path

17 Jefferson-Glen Bike Path continued Rated Rated Hike Time < 1 hour Hike Time < 1 hour Trail Heads Trail Heads Hi Glenn (across 206 from Shoprite) Hi Glenn (across 206 from Shoprite) Sussex Branch trail north of Waterloo Rd, South of Jefferson Lake ( Allamuchy State Park at the intersection of Continental/Waterloo Road Sussex Branch trail north of Waterloo Rd, South of Jefferson Lake ( Allamuchy State Park at the intersection of Continental/Waterloo Road Bike Path Signs (Green/White) Bike Path Signs (Green/White) Crushed stone/gravel surface/some road walk Crushed stone/gravel surface/some road walk

18 Mansfield Bike Trail

19 Rated Rated Hike Time 30 minutes (5 minutes by bike) Hike Time 30 minutes (5 minutes by bike) Trail Heads Trail Heads CR605 Sparta/Stanhope Road at New Bridge (LVHS ) CR605 Sparta/Stanhope Road at New Bridge (LVHS ) Mansfield Drive Across from Byram Lakes School Mansfield Drive Across from Byram Lakes School East Brookwood East Brookwood Bike Path Signs (Green/White) Bike Path Signs (Green/White) Crushed stone/asphalt Crushed stone/asphalt

20 Morris Canal

21 Morris Canal Continued

22 Rated Rated Hike Time- varied depending on section length Hike Time- varied depending on section length Resources Canal Society Website Resources Canal Society Website Hiking, biking and boating on various sections Hiking, biking and boating on various sections Trail Heads Trail Heads Waterloo Road (numerous) Waterloo Road (numerous) Waterloo Village Waterloo Village Saxton Falls Saxton Falls

23 Questions??


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