Trails Maintenance Subcommittee

The Trails Maintenance Subcommittee is a volunteer group dedicated to the maintenance and improvement of Pompton Lakes' trails, located on the south end along the Pequannock River. 

For a map of the trails and guided hike information, download the information on the right hand side of the page. 

Trails Maintenance

The Committee hosts 8 regularly scheduled maintenance days per year, two per season, to ensure the trails are in good condition and free of debris, for the enjoyment of Pompton Lakes residents and visitors.

For trails inquiries or to report an issue, email

National Trails Day

In addition to maintaining the trails, the Committee has planned, organized, and hosted the annual American Hiking Society's National Trails Day(r), which is held the first Saturday of every June. Past National Trails Day events include: 

2015: Pompton Lakes Trails Ribbon Cutting and Family Hike
2016: Wildflower Planting at entrance to Lincoln Trail and Family Hike
2017: Bat Box installation and Ribbon Cutting for Oakwood Connector Loop
2018: Hershfield Park Trail Work and Dedication - Saturday, June 2, 2018, 10:00am
2019: Morris Canal Greenway Ribbon Cutting - Saturday, June 1, 2019 10:00 am

Family Hike Series

The Trails Committee also partners with the Pompton Lakes Recreation Commission to sponsor and lead its Family Hike series, intended to connect Pompton Lakes families and kids back to nature. The hikes are committee led, and attainable so young children can participate. 

2019 Family Hikes:

  • April 13th Mount Hope Historical Park, Rockaway, NJ - 2:00pm
  • May 5th - Appalachian Trail/Pochuk Valley Boardwalk, Vernon, NJ - 10:00am
  • June 1st - National Trails Day, Morris Canal Greenway, Pompton Lakes - 10:00am
  • June 9th - Palisades Interstate Park, Ross Dock Picnic Area, Fort Lee, NJ* - 10:00am    *$10 parking fee, cash only!
  • September 15th - Pyramid Mountain, Montville, NJ - 10:00am
  • November 10th - J.A. McFaul Environmental Center, Wyckoff, NJ - 10:00am  **No dogs permitted at this location

2019 Trails Maintenance Subcommittee Members:

  • Lauren Venin - Chair
  • Erik DeLine - Council Liaison
  • Bill Brown
  • Josie Brown
  • Erin Chazotte
  • Cheryl Cruz
  • Cristiane Jennings
  • Keith Jennings
  • Orlando Mundaca

Get involved!

If you are interested in helping to maintain the trails, setting up a scouts service project, or joining us on a hike, contact or visit the Pompton Lakes Open Space Committee Facebook Page