Gobble Gobble Hike - South Mountain Reservation

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Gobble Gobble Hike - South Mountain Reservation

Trail hike exploring the South Mountain Reservation

By FreeWalkers.org

When and where

Date and time

Friday, November 24 · 9:30am - 12:30pm EST


South Mountain Reservation Essex County Dog Park Essex County Dog Park Maplewood, NJ 07040

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About this event

  • 3 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Start: South Mountain Reservation - Dog Park

Finish: South Mountain Reservation - Dog Park

Distance: 5 mi (dependent on weather and trail conditions)

Mini: Yes!

Terrain: hiking trails

Transit: NJ Transit to Maplewood

Return: on foot

Difficulty: Beginner

Category: nature, history, urban, seashore, scenic, theme

Coordinator: Risa Olinsky - Maplewood resident who LOVES THE RESERVATION!

Trail hike for 5 miles. Finish the will depend on the pace of the group.  Estimate is 3 hours. We will walk some newly blazed trails, in addition to the Fairy Trail and onto Hemlock Falls.

Risa will have FreeWalkers SWAG for sale as well: Cash, check or venmo - all items $10.

Directions: Enter South Mt Reservation from South Orange Ave onto Crest Drive(from either east or west). Drive straight to where the road ends. Turn right onto Bear Lane. Park near the gazebo and look for the FreeWalkers banner by the dog park.

For safety and comfort: Dress for warmth (layers suggested) Hiking shoes/boots. Trails can be muddy and rocky in some areas. Hiking poles are helpful; not required. Bring your own water and light snack for energy. If you're coming from NYC there is the mid-town direct train to Maplewood that leaves NY Penn Station at 8:11 am. Carpool is available from Maplewood Train station to the start, but you must reserve your spot ahead of time with Risa O.

Children ( who can walk the distance) welcome with parent/guardians. NO strollers, bicycles, or other wheels, please.

FRIENDLY DOGS welcome but must REMAIN on LEASH 100%: It's the LAW. If your pup is used to running free this is not the event for him/her. 

Leader: Risa Olinsky - FreeWalkers President, Author of WHY WALK and Certified Wellness Coach/Personal Trainer: Contact information. risafitness@hotmail.com, 201-618-5582, risafitness@hotmail.com.

About the organizer

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FreeWalkers is a non-profit 501(c)3 social organization and network for individuals interested in participating in distance walking events. Our group is free and open to everyone. We encourage each member to accomplish challenging goals as we work together, experience, and promote pro-pedestrian issues. Paricipants accept responsibity for themselves on the walk.