Basha Kill Area: Haven Road to Tower

2.3 miles
E - Easy
Location
Basha Kill

 
Trailhead GPS: Coordinates N41.5379 W74.5197

Getting There: Take Route 17/I 86 to exit 113 and head south on Route 209. After about 1.7 miles Haven Road appears on the left. Turn left here and drive to the parking area on the left to park.

Difficulty: This hike is rated EASY because it is just over 2 miles long and is absolutely flat!. The trail can be wet and muddy. The trail to the tower has a few roots.

Trail Surface. The trail is an abandoned railroad bed which is almost completely flat. Most of the trail is packed dirt and gravel. The path to the tower is rougher with dirt and some tree roots.

Hike Description: Start your hike by walking southeast on Haven Road through the marsh toward the rail trail on the eastern shore. Turn left or northeast on the rail trail as soon as Haven Road clears the marsh. There is an access road to some parking areas which you may follow. The trail here is relatively firm even when it has been raining. After about a mile watch for a trail to an observation tower and turn left on this unmarked trail. Within .1 miles you will be at the tower which is more of an observation platform. There are nice views over the marsh to the north and west. Return to the main trail and turn right to retrace your steps to the car.

Terrain Difficulty
E - Easy
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