Mount Rose Preserve

Mount Rose Preserve (10/15/2017)

Today we visited another presreve in Central New Jersey. Our original plans were to hike here first and then to drive to another nearby, thinking that there would be 2 or 3 miles here, but it turns that that we were able to hike over 6 miles and could have hiked even more because there were other trails that were unblazed within the area.

Using this map we parked in the huge lot west of Carter Road. This entire area used to be an industrial park, but the only thing that remains is the large parking lot and a few paved asphalt pedestrain paths. We first took the Forest trail in a counter clockwise direction. Returning to the kiosk, we hiked the Meadow Trail, then took the connector trail to reach the Lawrence Hopewell Trail which we took to Carter Road. We crossed the road and continued through the woods to the powerline cut which we took south all the way to Cleveland Road. Here we turned and retraced out steps back to the car.

Total distance hiked was about 6.4 miles in three hours and 20 minutes.

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