Farny Highlands Cluster

Farny Highlands Cluster

View of Splitrock Reservoir - Farny Highlands Cluster - Photo credit: Daniel Chazin View of Splitrock Reservoir - Farny Highlands Cluster - Photo credit: Daniel Chazin
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Admire the waterscapes and landscapes of a rugged 35,000-acre cluster of six parks and wildlife areas. Glacial erratics and extensive boulder fields are common.

Between I-80 and NJ 23 in north central New Jersey lie 35,000 acres of rugged land known as the Farny Highlands.  No other area in north Jersey has the large continuous forests needed to preserve populations of endangered hawks, owls, and increasingly rare songbirds.  Headwater streams flow through the area to reach, ultimately, the Passaic, Delaware, and Hudson river basins.  In the process...

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35000.00 acres


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September 01, 2015
Orange Trail NE side of Split Rock Reservoir
The Orange Trail is currently under remedial trail work as well as blazing improvements.  We ask hikers be patient as we address this.  The Four Birds (White) Split Rock Loop (Blue) are perfectly fine to access Indian Cliffs.    Thank you for your patience.
August 21, 2015
Split Rock Road and Dam are open for traffic.
The repairs are complete and the road over the dam is now open.  They have added a traffic light at each end of the dam, makes it a lot easier to cross now.  
March 25, 2009
The Highlands Trail


Visit The Highlands Trail website for complete, accurate and up-to-date information about New Jersey's Millenium Trail, including trail descriptions, current trail conditions and maps.

Click here to go directly to information about the Highlands Trail in the Farny Highlands Sub-Region.

Brenda Holzinger
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