Trail Closures in the Pequannock Watershed

April 15, 2023

Trails closed due to fire at Kanouse Mountain   

Trails in the Pequannock (Newark) Watershed around Kanouse Mountain and Echo Lake, including the Highlands Trail between Macopin Rd. and Gould Rd., and Echo Lake East are closed due to a severe fire this past weekend. People are advised to avoid this area until further notice, while work takes place to remediate impacts to the parkland by the fire, and ensure the safety of the trail. 

We recommend visiting the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection websites for up-to-date information on wildfires in your area.