There are more than 14 miles of marked trails available for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding in the Allamuchy Natural Area.
There also are more than 20 miles of unmarked trails available for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding in the Northern Section of Allamuchy Mountain State Park.
A 3 mile section of the Sussex Branch Trail starts at Waterloo Road and goes northwest to Cranberry Lake. Using an old railroad bed, this trail provides the hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders easy access from Waterloo Road through Kittatinny Valley State Park to Branchville, New Jersey.
A 10 mile section of the Highlands Trail goes from the northern boundary of Allamuchy Mt. State Park off Route 206 through Stephens State Park. The difficulty of the trails range from moderate to rugged.
A 3 mile water trail on the Musconetcong River is available for canoes, kayaks and rowboats. The trail is between Waterloo Road at Route 80 and the Saxton Falls Dam.
Allamuchy Mountain State Park Waterloo Rd, Stanhope, NJ 07874, United States
Suggested Equipment for Allamuchy Mountain State Park:
The following activities within the park should be done with utmost caution. Make sure that you have the proper protective gear and equipment necessary to make your adventures safe and accident-free. We advise you to read the TIPS underneath each activity to serve as a guide on what you may need to bring in order to enjoy your stay fully.
The Allamuchy Natural Area has more than 14 miles of marked trails available for hiking. There also are more than 20 miles of unmarked trails available for hiking, as well as other activities in the northern section of Allamuchy Mountain State Park.
There are paths available for both road and mountain biking.
boat launch is available at Cranberry Lake. Electric motors, gas motors, canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards (SUP) can launch between sunrise and sunset year-round. A 3-mile water trail on the Musconetcong River is available for canoes, kayaks, and rowboats. Each person must have on a wearable Coast Guard approved Personal Floatation Device (PFD).
A boat concession located next to the Cranberry Lake boat launch, which includes a trailer launch and a cartop launch, rents rowboats from sunrise to sunset during the summer. Rowboats may also be taken on the Musconetcong River.
Allamuchy Mountain State Park provides excellent fishing opportunities year-round. During the spring, the New Jersey Division of Fish and Wildlife stocks the Musconetcong with brown, rainbow, and brook trout. Cranberry Lake, Jefferson Lake, Allamuchy Pond, and Deer Park Pond contain warm water species such as largemouth bass, sunfish, perch, and pickerel.
The Rock Climbing area is located near Waterloo Village on Waterloo Road. An individual rock climbing waiver is required.
Leave No Trace
New Jersey State Parks are proud community partners of LEAVE NO TRACE CENTER FOR OUTDOOR ETHICS. Everyone is advised to comply with the following:
PLAN AHEAD AND PREPARE
TRAVEL AND CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES
DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY
LEAVE WHAT YOU FIND
MINIMIZE CAMPFIRE IMPACTS
BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHER VISITOR
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