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Trails » Briar Ridge Park Trails


Overview:

There are two trails in Briar Ridge Park, one on each side of Andover-Mohawk Road.

Details

Length: 1.5 miles and 1.0 mile

Route Type:  Hiking Trails;  Moderate;  North Trail is steep

 

Features:   Scenic Vistas over Lake Mohawk on the North Trail with Wetlands on the South Trail

Location: Andover-Mohawk Road
Directions:

Exit 25 off Route 80, take Route 206 North to Lenape Road to Andover-Mohawk Road.  Travel about 2.9 miles to a small pull-off on the left side of road.  The pull off is between the North and South Trailheads.

Trailhead GPS: 41° 41'0.8" N 74° 74'41.45" W
Trail and Area Description:

These 1.5 mile and 1 mile trails are in Bridge Ridge Park, on both sides of Andover-Mohawk Road. 

The North Trail ascends to a scenic vista over Lake Mohawk and descends to Whippoorwill Road, but access is off Andover-Mohawk Road.   This 1.5 mile trail includes an optional .25 mile loop.  This trail is considered moderate to difficult with steep sections. 

The South Trail is less steep, with a loop at the top near a wetlands and another large wetlands besides the trailhead on Andover-Mohawk Road.  This trail is considered moderate and has some rocky sections.

A hiker recently advised that a mother red tail hawk has decided to make her nest about 50 yards from the trail end!   Photos will be posted when available!

 



THERE ARE MANY SCENIC VIEWS ON THIS TRAIL