This 4,000-acre preserve in central Jersey offers a refreshing break from the same-old same-old hiking terrain available at most places close to Philly. There are small boulder fields scattered along the trails, here, and at least two are big enough to entertain local rock climbers.
And while I wouldn’t call this a “mountain” necessarily, the Ridge and Pipeline trails do provide some decent climbs for those looking for an aerobic hike. And since the Pipeline trail is wide and tree-less, you can steal a bit of a view of the neighborhood from the top. Trails here are well-marked, with several connectors and shortcuts, allowing you to pick the perfect distance for your hike (though you may need to check the map frequently!).
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Last updated: January 13, 2019