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Long Pond Ironwork’s Monk’s Trail!


Long Pond Ironwork’s Monk’s Trail is a 2.5 mile loop trail located near scenic Monksville Reservoir.

Monk's Mountain

Monk's Trail

The trail follows a white blaze near the abandoned Winston Iron Mine. The mine was in operation for a short time after the Civil War and was inactive by the 1880’s.

Winston Iron Mine

There is an interesting side trail (blue on white blaze) which leads to some amazing views of Monksville Reservoir.

Beautiful Monksville Reservoir

One of the unique finds on this hike was Prickly Pear Cactus.

Prickly Pear Cactus

The trail is a great scenic way to view some of the iron mine history of the NJ Highlands while taking in some great views. For directions and a full description of this great hike click here.

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