Eagle Rock Reservation is a 400+ acre park along the Watchung Mountains ridge line located between West Orange, Montclair and Verona. The 40 mile Lenape Trail (yellow blazes) skirts the eastern edge of the park. The hiking trails and footpaths that crisscross the woodland (and sometimes boggy) areas of the park are friendly for hikers of all ages and abilities.
The main entrance to the park, located on Eagle Rock Avenue, is home to a large green, as well as the Essex County 9/11 Memorial and overlook to the east with extraordinary views of the New York City Skyline.
Eagle Rock Reservation Conservancy
The Eagle Rock Reservation Conservancy is a volunteer organization that organizes events such as trail maintenance days in the park, updating the park’s trail map, and promotion and outreach.
A park map is available for download from the Eagle Rock Reservation Conservancy site.
A 3.5mile loop hike is described on the NY-NJ Trail Conference site.
Photos of this park taken by Chris Casciano. Photographs from parks and trails around New Jersey can be purchased at New Jersey Landscape Photography by Chris Casciano. Buy a print to support this site and take home a memory of the trails.
Map & Location
Driving directions can be found on the Essex County Parks site or click on the map below for a link to Google Maps.