South Mountain Reservation

South Mountain Reservation covers 2,047 acres in the central section of Essex County, extending through the municipalities of West Orange, Maplewood, and Millburn, bordering South Orange, between the first and second ridges of the Watchung Mountain Range. More information on Essex County Park at:

Turtle Back Zoo and the Richard J. Codey Arena lie within its boundaries. The vistas of New York, Elizabeth, Union, Staten Island, and Newark can be viewed from the eastern ridge, 550 feet above the community of Millburn. Deep in the woods a 25-foot waterfall at Hemlock Falls is a dramatic feature.

A color-coded, laminated South Mountain Trail Map is on sale at South Orange Pubic Library or a black and white version can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE