In this New Jersey park tour video I explore the trail network at Gnome Hollow Preserve located in Frelinghuysen Township. After parking on Stillwater Road I pass beyond a former Christmas Tree Grove, unique rock formations, and of course GNOMES!
A blazed nature trail winds through 32 acres of peaceful preserved open space in Warren County NJ. This is a nice outing for those interested in nature study, nature photography, or simply getting outdoors. Parking is found at roadside on South Street in Frelinghuysen.
I loved the elevated view of the Musconetcong River from this recent hike. It made my trek through the woods very much worth it. By standing behind the 2 foreground trees and utilizing a wideangle lens I was able to simulate a “frame within a frame” technique for the shot.
This was an approximate 3.5 mile round trip hike for me. I parked at the Sussex Branch Trailhead on Waterloo Road, then began ascending the White Trail which seemed to turn to a White/Orange blazed Trail before I made a left-hand turn onto the Teal blaze (Highlands Trail) to this overlook. I didn’t plan on it but wound up hiking the Red Trail back down to the Sussex Trail on my way back to the car.
It is always good to have a freshly charged cell phone with good service as well as a battery back-up charger for tackling a solo hike. I did re-charge my phone mid-hike and utilized the NJ state park map pdf to navigate my return.