Two miles from the GW Bridge, you can find solitude along our forested trails.
Mystery Bridge over Macfadden's Wetland. Great wildlife viewing area.
Winter is a magical time to visit our trails and pond.
Our forest canopy provides ideal nesting spots for a variety of birds.
Eastern Box Turtles inhabit our open woodlands and meadows, usually near water.
American Bullfrogs are frequently seen and heard in or near Quarry Pond and Macfadden's Wetland.
The Flat Rock Brook runs alongside sections of our red and orange trails.
Flat Rock Brook’s 3.6 miles of trails offer a variety of opportunities for hiking, birdwatching, trail running and other recreation in a beautiful Oak-Hickory forest along the western slope of the Palisades Ridge. A network of self-guiding trails leads to a cascading stream, wetlands, pond, wildflower meadows, quarry cliffs and woodlands. Visitors can observe a remarkable array of birds and other wildlife in their natural habitats. The trails are easy to moderate in difficulty and wind throughout the preserve. Our trails are well marked with colored metal blazes that correspond to trails on our map. Free trail maps are available at both the Nature Center and Jones Road entrance.
Park Rules To ensure the safety of visitors, as well as the safety and well-being of our wildlife, we ask visitors to please obey and respect the following rules:
- Dogs, bicycles, fires/BBQs and alcoholic beverages are prohibited in all areas of the park.
- Stay on marked trails.
- Groups of 10 people or more must apply for a group permit at least two weeks prior to their visit group-permit-flatrockbrook.pdf
- Smoking is prohibited in all areas of the park.
- Please keep our park clean and beautiful.
- Dispose of trash in appropriate receptacles near the facilities.
- Natural materials are not allowed to be removed from the preserve – this includes any wildlife, flowers, plant matter, mushrooms, etc.
Thank you for helping to keep Flat Rock Brook Park the gem of the Palisades.
Enjoy your visit!