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South Mountain Reservation

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About South Mountain Reservation:

Not a well known place to climb, but if your looking for a place to go its not too bad for a day.
Nearest town or city: Milburn
Directions: From I-78 East bound, take exit 49b (just before the Garden State Parkway) onto Springfield Ave (New Jersey 124). Very shortley, turn left onto Valley Rd vir a right-hand jug handle (signs for valley Road point the way). At the first light, turn left onto Vaux Hall Rd. Go one block and make a left at the light onto Millburn Ave west. Continue on Millburn Ave West for serveral blocks. Shortley after Millburn Ave West curves right and become Essex St, turn rught onto Lackawanna Place. At the T- intersection, turn left on Glen Ave. After 0.2 miles make the first right onto Brookside Dr, which brings you into the reservation. TO GET TO HEMLOCK FALLS: continue on Brookside Drive for 1.8 miles. Turn rigtht onto Essex Country 510 (South Orange Ave) and proceed est for 0.4 mile to a small parking area on the right(which is not accessible from the Westbound lane) Walk downhill about 600ft southwest along the main trail, then turn left onto a smaller trail. Continue for 0.2 to hemlock falls. TO GET TO TURTLE BLACK ROCK: (from brookside north) continue one Brook Side Dr which becomes Cherry Lanse after crossing South Orange Ave. Take Cherry Lane to the next traffic light and turn onto northfield Ave. Proceed east on Northfield Ave for 0.5 miles passing the Turtle Back Zoo and South Mountain Arena on the right(at 0.4 Turtle rock is visible above the right side of the road) Turn at a light onto Walker Rd. Drive 0.3 mile and turn into the reservation parking lot.
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