SOUTH MOUNTAIN RESERVATION
South Mountain Reservation is one of the best hiking trails in Newark. The park occupies 2,110 acres and is part of the Essex County Park System Nature Reserve. There are 23 beautiful hiking routes, biking trails, and woodland trails. There are several parking areas, parks, and woodland paths. Visitors can see the abundance of hardwood trees and the tower of tall hemlocks over lakes, creeks, and ponds. It has more than 50 miles of trails. South Mountain Reservation has more popular hikes, the fairy trail, and the falls. There are many parking spots, and literally, you can hike from any point. Visitors can also see the kinds of wildlife here.