Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve

Franklin Lakes, NJ
Length: 2.00 mi.
Type: Lollipop

About This Trail

[Total: 6    Average: 4.7/5]

This is a 2-mile flat loop hike. We love it for toddler hikes and slower paced wanders. There are many areas to explore, rocks and trees to climb, water to splash, and animals to spot.

From the NY & NJ Trail Conference: “This hike loops around a lake, formerly known as the Haledon Reservoir, which once served as the water supply for Haledon, North Haledon and Prospect Park. The 75-acre lake and the surrounding land was acquired by the Borough of Franklin Lakes in 2006 and is now known as the Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve.”

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 121 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Beach, Lake, Mud Puddles, Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, Shaded Hike, and Tree Climbing

Trail Contributor

[Total: 6    Average: 4.7/5]

I’m Melanie, Branch Ambassador for HiB Ringwood & Bergen County, NJ. I hike with 4 little wildlings who love being outside as much as possible.



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