Sourland Mountain Preserve, Hillsborough

4.7
#24 of 85 in Wildlife in New Jersey
Nature / Park · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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The Sourland Mountain Preserve is located on Sourland Mountain, in the Sourlands region of New Jersey. It is within Hillsborough Township and Montgomery Township of Somerset County. The largest donation of land was made by Linus R. Gilbert, through the Linus R. Gilbert Foundation, overseen by his daughter, Trustee, Norma Gilbert Farr. The Gilbert and Farr families collectively have donated over 3,000 acres of land to the Sourland Mountain Preserve and the Somerset County Parks Commission.
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  • My girls and I have been hiking the Sourland Mtn trails for years. Always a treat! You can take a quick hike or make a longer day of it. My younger daughter especially loves climbing the boulders.....  more
    My girls and I have been hiking the Sourland Mtn trails for years. Always a treat! You can take a quick hike or make a longer day of it. My younger daughter especially loves climbing the boulders.....  more »
  • Whether you choose to hike to the top, short or long, SMP offers a diverse local outdoors experience. There is ample of parking and space to hike. Every season is different. The paths are moderate to....  more
    Whether you choose to hike to the top, short or long, SMP offers a diverse local outdoors experience. There is ample of parking and space to hike. Every season is different. The paths are moderate to....  more »
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  • Peaceful place to walk up a small mountain. Not too many people, fairly quiet, with a decent variety of terrains. Decent pond to relax at, good amount of trails that you can get lost in as they cross over in some places. You can easily spend a few hours here without getting bored. Great for a local place without going too far. Plenty of parking. As with any hiking trip, bring appropriate shoes.
  • Nice local park that offers plenty of parking, miles of well marked trails and more then 300 feet elevation gain. Unfortunately the trails are showing signs of extreme overuse from hikers and mountain bikers. Many of the trails are extremely eroded and muddy and will stay that way for a good many months. This used to be my local go to hike but prefer less crowded spots now.

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