Route: Merrill Creek Loop (NJ)

Submitted by BrittanyKollmer on Mon, 05/31/2021 - 09:34am
New Jersey, US
5.46 mi
Vertical Gain
290 ft

This is a popular trail located at Merrill Creek Reservoir.  The trail begins near the Visitor Center parking lot. Follow the black trail markers for the perimeter trail.  If running clockwise the first part of the trail is very runnable and smooth.  Once you start making the turn to head North around the lower end of the lake you'll head into the woods and single track.  The last few miles are a lot tougher as they are full of rocks and big tree roots. You do get some beautiful lake views at several spots during the run.  Overall a very enjoyable trail run with some challenging sections.

GPS Track