Sunday, January 27, 2019

Allaire State Park Red Trail Loop

Allaire State Park,
Monmouth County
New Jersey

Hiking Trails:
Red Trail - Red Blaze

Total Time: 1:00 hour
Estimated Distance: 2.8 Miles

Pros: Tranquil area in winter
Cons: All flat and lacks views

I had spent the weekend in Central New Jersey, and scouted the region for a short hike on Sunday morning. This region is within the coastal plain and is entirely flat, so the hiking oppurtunities are limited. Allaire State Park is one of the larger parks of the area and does have several hiking trails.

I parked in the main parking area near Allaire Village. I walked through the village, was had interesting old buildings, but was quiet like a ghost town in the winter. I then crossed a bridge across the brook at the end of the village, and headed back to the parking area, where I then took the Red Trail. I followed this trail the nature center, which was closed in the winter, and then continued along the trail loop until the end of the trail where it ends in a lollipop loop. I then continued back along the trail back to my car.

Map of the Route

Plaque at the Trailhead

Signs at the Start of the Trail

Old Housing Complex at the Parking Area

Interpretive Sign at Allaire Village

Mill Pond at Allaire Village

Another View of Mill Pond

Bakery Building in Allaire Village

Some More Old Restore Buildings in Allaire Village

 Bridge at Allaire Village Crossing the Brook

Old Building Alongside the Brook

Frozen Pond Along the Red Trail

Another View of the Pond

Red Trail Loop Terminus Marker

Another Frozen Pond along the Trail

Evergreen Holly Trees Along the Trail

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