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Yellow Trail

Intermediate
 4.0 (1)

A nice loop through Lewis Morris Park


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5.9

Miles

9.4

KM

Loop

619' 189 m

High

358' 109 m

Low

559' 170 m

Up

554' 169 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Unknown

Description

Lewis Morris gets a lot of traffic in general but the Yellow Trail is probably the most traveled. The trail follows the western perimeter of park then cuts back through the center. The terrain ranges from unimproved roads to double and singletrack.

From the parking area, the trail heads north of the road for a short loop. Cross the road and head southeast, continuing on the Yellow trail which overlaps with the Patriot's Path for a short while. The section of trail past the ball fields and pavilion crosses a small steam, immediately followed by a climb up a heavily eroded doubletrack. Just after parting ways with the Patriot's Path, the Yellow Trail becomes a very wide unimproved road with sections still used for camping access.

The road will take you through some more heavily weathered and eroded sections but eventually intersects with the Orange / Black Trail at the top. From here, the pace of the trail changes drastically, switching to winding singletrack. There are a number of climbs, switchbacks, bridges but nothing challenging.

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Jason Gonsalves

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This is typical for the Yellow Trail as it heads toward the Orange Trail.
Mar 21, 2017 near Mendham, NJ
Map of NJ Trail Series Winter Series 10K or Half marathon (2 x 10K loop)
Jun 8, 2015 near Mendham, NJ

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Aug 28, 2018
Christopher Klingaman
Went the opposite way indicated and that put the road at the end. Lots of tree roots across the trail. Quiet.
Sep 24, 2017
Lee Morreale
Sep 4, 2017
Justin Schwarz
Trail is poorly marked in some areas, start at parking lot and walk east down towards a pavilion, the trail will start out to the left of the pavilion 5.9mi