Bridle Paths

A network of a variety of easy-to-moderate wooded trail options await outdoor enthusiasts of all skill levels.

Visitors to the reservation are invited to explore its multi-use bridle paths, some of which were constructed over 100 years ago. Records show that by 1920 over 13 miles of trails traversed the park. These older trails generally followed the original paths which had been used by the the region's earliest settlers when cutting timber for their fires. Since then, some trails have been reshaped or extended and more trails have been constructed.

These days, the bridle paths are open to walking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing. The carriage roads of South Mountain Reservation are also popular options and on the weekends they are more heavily used by walkers, joggers and runners.



South Orange Avenue and Cherry Lane West Orange, NJ 07052