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Trail Shrinks Hiking, Biking, Dancing, Live Bands, Dining
Round Valley Recreation Area
1220 Lebanon-Stanton Road; Lebanon, NJ 08833
Lebanon, nj, US, 08833
We will meet in the Round Valley Recreation Area’s, South Parking Lot (first right after the Ranger Station). The pin on the map will take you to the correct parking lot. Hike will begin promptly at 1pm. There is a single porta potty at the South Parking lot, so plan accordingly. Beginning of hike will be on the wooded Pine Tree Trail, which it’s rocks and roots.
We will then walk along the water’s edge of the Round Valley Reservoir. Note that the water level is about 30 feet below its normal level due to ongoing dam reconstruction. We will see stumps and foundations that have been underwater since the the Reservoir was constructed in 1965 covering 2,350 acres with a depth up to 180′. Length of the hike is expected to be between 4.1 and 5.2 miles depending on the group’s consensus. Expect some mud, since we will be in some swampy areas near the water’s edge.
As with any outdoor activity in the woods there is as risk of injury which you alone will assume. There are multiple cut-off for those seeking a shorter hike. As always we will leave no one behind.
Rain will cancel and be posted by 6pm the night before the hike.