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Hacklebarney State Park

119 Hacklebarney Road
908-638-8572

The freshwater Black River briskly cuts its way through rocky Hacklebarney State Park, cascading around boulders in the hemlock-lined ravine. Two tributaries, Rinehart and Trout Brooks, also course their way through this glacial valley, feeding the Black River. Even in the heat of midsummer, the temperature of Black River gorge is cool and refreshing.

Today Hacklebarney is a favorite place for avid anglers, hikers and picnickers, yet in the 19th century the park was a mined iron ore site. The gushing river against the grey boulders and dark green hemlocks creates a majestic beauty in any season.

Three rare and endangered plant species exist within the park: American ginseng, leatherwood and Virginia pennywort. Over a hundred bird species and wildlife such as black bear, woodchuck, deer and fox live in the park.

Horseback riding is not permitted in the park.



Reviews

Anthony Mori

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Sunday, July 29, 2018
We took a hike in the rainy woods. The trails were well marked and we knew exactly what we were doing. I am trying to build up stamina due to long term cancer treatments and know what I was doing is very important. The grounds are beautiful and clean. Restrooms for an old guy are important too and these are appreciated. I highly recommend this park for hiking and picnics.

David Glick

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Thursday, July 19, 2018
I love this place. It's great for hiking and to explore nature. The place is huge and if you want to explore the whole area you need a couple of days. Two rivers converge here so there's lots of water :) they also have informative pamphlets at the entrance and detailed maps.

marsha eden

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Monday, July 9, 2018
Ive been here twice... And soon as I leave I wish I could go back. It such a nice walk with beautiful scenery. Its pretty easy walk even by the river. Bathroom at the beginning of trail could use a 2ply toliet paper and to be cleaned a little more. I recommend going and checking it out.

Lindsey Malko

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Friday, Aug. 10, 2018
Absolutely serene and a wonderful trail along the Black River! Definitely a must visit place! Tough hike along rocks so wear proper footwear!

MD H

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Sunday, July 8, 2018
This state park is beautiful. I walked the Red Trail and it had plenty of trails to keep me busy and goes right along the water ways (bring a good pair of secure shoes, lots of rocks) It's the prefect afternoon activity for anyone over 5. I've hiked alot of novice trails and the beauty of this one really impressed me.

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