Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée comme facile. People are usually waiting in a line for people to pull out so they can get a spot. Length 1.2 miElevation gain 62 ftRoute type Loop Triple check your camping reservations - Last night after dark we were bumped from our campsite by six rambunctious 30-somethings who wrongly insisted the site was theirs. Trail lengths range from 1.5 to 3.5 miles. Art. Length 2.1 miElevation gain 131 ftRoute type Loop The park has a short winding singletrack trail that flows through a section of the park. Gifford Pinchot State Park. Easy trail, did the red trail and this one in the same day. I pick this trail because is easy to follow and not too long. Cheesequake in the Rain. White Trail (2 mi) Red Trail (1.3 mi) Wetland Forest Developed Area Water Parking Lot Playground Restrooms Picnic Area Picnic Shelter Blue Trail (2.7 mi) Yellow Trail (0.9 mi) Green Trail (3 mi) Concession Crabbing Canoeing Accessible Facility Biking Scenic View Drinking Water Group Campground Fishing Garden i Informa on Family Camping Area Hooks Creek Lake Day Use Area Group Camping … It is carry in/carry out so there's no trash cans to place dog waste/other items, something to be aware of. This route has an elevation gain of about 213.2 ft and is rated as easy. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités et sa meilleure utilisation est de avril à septembre. ALL of the fish are either dead or swimming in circles upside down … See full details of each trail. Also what's the deal with Perrine Pond (accessible by blue trail)? There are five designated trails at the park. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these at no cost to you. So close to home and I really enjoy the location and atmosphere. Dog friendly, lots of sights to see bridges, steps, lake views! Photography. 56 m There's a $5 entrance fee on weekdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and a $10 entrance fee on weekends and holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day. All reviews hiking trails entrance fee well marked trails great trails blue trail hike picnic campground woods pond wilderness. You can You can imagine how NJ used to be before all people and houses moved in. CHEESEQUAKE State Park Field Forest Water Freshwater Wetlands Saltmarsh Cedar Swamp Park Office Interpretive Center Restrooms Parking Shower/Changing Area Payphone ADA Accessible Viewing Area Unpaved Roads Red Trail Blue Trail Green Trail Yellow Trail White Trail … First added by searsandrewj on May 15, 2012. 11-5-2020 Thursday, a lot of people but it’s a beautiful day out. 4.3 miles. For detailed hike directions visit our main Cheesequake State Park – Blue, Yellow, Green page. Well maintained trail, easy to follow. Cheesequake Yellow Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Old Bridge, New Jersey that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. Beautifulwell maintained trail with adequate signage. Easy walk. A complete guide for hikers that are looking for more challenging trails to hike in NJ. Some sections are very rooty and wet. Or take Rt 34 to Cheesequake-Morristown Road and turn onto Gordon Rd, and follow into park. We put them together to make it a little longer. Hiking Cheesequake State Park in the Rain. Cheesequake Start Park Hiking Guide. If you like marsh birds and animals, this is the place. Length 2.1 mi Elevation gain 131 ft Route type Boucle Nice easy walk —great for a quick brisk walk. Encountered a re-route on BLUE near Perrine Pond, and another short one on GREEN. Henry Hudson Trail and Colts Neck Bike Loop, Cheesequake White Trail via Park and Ride, Achetez Pro pour ceux qui vous sont chers. Blue Trail. Matawan, New Jersey 108 contributions 27 helpful votes. Headed to our favorite go-to park when we don’t have a lot of time to drive to something longer. © 2020 AllTrails, Inc. Tous droits réservés. I had some time to kill in the afternoon and ended up at Cheesequake State Park to hike the Blue trail, which I had not hiked previously. Really nice trail. Le sentier longe un lac et sa difficulté est évaluée comme facile. April 6, 2020 / Best Hikes in NJ, Central NJ / Atlantic White Cedar, Easy Hikes, Middlesex. White Trail Directions: Parking: N40.43851° W74.26085° [WHITE trail lot] From the Garden State Parkway, take exit 120, follow brown state park signs. I’ve done all the trails in this park. In its 386-acre Natural Area one can see a diversity of plant species and community types characteristic of both northern and southern New Jersey. Trails: Yellow -> Blue -> Red. Trail Map <- important, see below. Cheesequake Yellow and Blue Loop Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Old Bridge, New Jersey that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. Cheesequake State Park, Matawan: See 120 reviews, articles, and 50 photos of Cheesequake State Park, ranked No.1 on Tripadvisor among 6 attractions in Matawan. Cheesequake Green Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Matawan, New Jersey that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. Wooden steps where it was too high to climb. Easy trail, great for kids and dogs. Pass the gate and the ranger station, then the hikers parking on the left. You will soon reach a spot with a view through the trees over the Cheesequake Salt Marsh to the right of the trail. Henry Hudson Trail and Colts Neck Bike Loop, Cheesequake White Trail via Park and Ride, Achetez Pro pour ceux qui vous sont chers. Map: Saturday, December 29th was a warm day for December. It also smells terrible. Great place ! Visitors can learn about the three habitats located within Cheesequake State Park. We may receive a commission for purchases made through these at no cost to you. Explore. Routes Trails. If hiking this trail after it rains it will get muddy. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from May until October. Hiking the Blue trail in November. The yrail goes through marshland. Weekdays are best if you like a little more solitude. All reviews entrance fee well marked trails great trails blue trail camping hike nature woods campsite pond Tony R wrote a review Mar 2018 South Amboy, New Jersey 207 contributions 95 helpful votes Where tide meets the fresh water . Easy to follow. All reviews hiking trails entrance fee well marked trails great trails blue trail camping hike picnic nature woods campsite pond wilderness Anon8815 wrote a review Jul 2019 Trenton, New Jersey 408 contributions 76 helpful votes Perfect day for a hike. All reviews hiking trails entrance fee great trails blue trail hike picnic campground woods wilderness pond Bernardo F wrote a review Apr 2017 New York City, New York 15,975 contributions 1,359 helpful votes Cheesequake Blue Trail is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Old Bridge, New Jersey that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. © 2020 AllTrails, Inc. Tous droits réservés. The New Jersey Legislature allocated $100,000 in 1937 to purchase property for this state park.The state first acquired a 250-acre tract of farmland and a Civil War-era mansion from the Favier brothers in January 1938. Clean hike, easy to follow with tree markers. excellent trial for young kids with good shades. Photography Techniques. Cheesequake State Park is a 1,610-acre (6.5 km 2) state park located in Old Bridge, Middlesex County, New Jersey in the United States.. Contacts, Dogs and Fees The uniqueness of this park lies in its geographical location in a transitional zone between two different ecosystems. The Center also provides information on the Native American and early colonization of the area. Good time. Maybe depends on the day or weather ? This is officially the first time I do hiking, and by myself (solo hiking). This post may contain affiliate links. 387 m blue singletrack trail. This short route passes near Hooks Creek Lake, onto the Blue Trail to Perrine Pond before picking up the Green trail. The blue trail was seemingly blocked by water? Fall foliage is coming in so you'll see lots of yellow trees and a few red. A bit crowded on weekends. There's a $5 entrance fee on weekdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and a $10 entrance fee on weekends and holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day. very soft on the feet. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Cheesequake Yellow and Blue Loop Trail est un sentier en boucle de 5.5 kilomètres modérément fréquenté situé près de Old Bridge, New Jersey. The Red, Yellow, Green and Blue pathways are for hiking and walking use. Fairly easy quick hike featuring a nice pond and views through the trees of the wet lands. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités et sa meilleure utilisation est de mai à octobre. Visitors are welcome to view the wildlife historical exhibits throughout the Center. The White Trail (multi-use) is designated for hiking and mountain biking. November 6, 2020 / Central NJ / Atlantic White Cedar, Easy Hikes, Middlesex. 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