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.

2021 Maintenance Days
  • March 20th at 10 am
  • May 8th at 10 am
  • May 16th at 10 am
  • June 26th at 9 am
  • July 11th at 9 am
  • August 15th at 9 am
  • September 26th at 10 am
  • November 28th at 10 am
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.

2021 Family Hikes

  • May 23rd at 10 am, Castle Loop Trail, Skyline Drive, Ringwood
  • June 5th, National Trails Day Program and Location TBD
  • September 19th at 2 pm, Demerest Nature Center, Wakeless Drive, Demerest
  • November 7th at 2 pm, Norvin Green State Forest, New Weiss Center, Snake Den Road, Ringwood


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