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Driving Directions

Take I-80 West to Exit 37 (Hibernia/Rockaway). At the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Green
Pond Road (County 513). Follow Green Pond Road north for 6.4 miles and turn right onto Upper
Hibernia Road (opposite the Marcella Community Center). In 1.0 mile, turn left onto Split Rock
Road and follow it for 1.2 miles to a large dirt parking area on the left side of the road, just after
crossing the dam of the Split Rock Reservoir. (Note: The one-lane road over the dam is in poor
condition, and caution should be exercised.)
Split Rock -  Short Loop Trail
Morris County
Split Rock Loop Trail - 3.5+Hike - mostly moderate
with several ascents and one difficult brook crossing.
Park in the Lot on Split rock road and walk left on the
road. The Blue trail starts on the right side right under
the Power Lines. About halfway up the blue trail goes
right into the woods. There are many Vistas and lots
of moderate exercise. Follow the Blue Blazes until
you finally meet the intersection of the White trail - Go
Right. You end up back on Split Rock road - right and
over the Dam to the Parking Lot.
Click Pic to the Left for a virtual Hike
Click the Pic above for a Virtual Hike
We used a Hike Description published by New York -
New Jersey Trail conference for the hike.
For the full
description Click below and print it to take along on
the hike - you will need it.
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Splitrock Reservoir is 625 acres (2.53 km2) of wilderness located in northern New Jersey on the
borders of Rockaway Township and Kinnelon. The reservoir is nestled deep in the woods
where it can be reached by traveling a mile on a dirt road known as Split Rock Road. The
reservoir consists of several large lakes interconnected with many large islands. There is a
large man-made dam on the southwest end of the reservoir. The reservoir and surrounding
natural area were opened to the Public on November 21, 2003.

Splitrock offers various outdoor activities. At the parking area, there is an interpretive kiosk with
three panels. One provides an overview for the fisherman, one provides an overview for the hiker
and the third provides an overview on the Splitrock/Cobb furnace for the historian.

There are many scenic hiking trails of varying difficulty. The hiking trails are part of the Farny
Highlands Trail Network.  A trail map is available on-line at the Morris Trails Partnership web
site. The "New Jersey Walk Book", ( see book to the Left) published by the New York New Jersey
Trail Conference has a detailed verbal description of the Four Birds and the Splitrock Loop
trails. Hikers should look for signs of white-tailed deer, black bear and wild turkey along the trail,
as well as waterfowl and neotropical birds during the spring and fall migrations." Wikipedia