South Mountain Reservation

Is This Your Business?

Paths galore, big trees and bushes amongst acres and acres of land. Have been in groups here numbering half a dozen or more and there is something for everyone, if you just invest a little time.
Crowd: All types, including families and dog walkers, so discretion must be used.

South Orange Ave to top of hill. Washington Rock area.
  • Crowd:All types, including families and dog walkers, so discretion must be used.
  • Hours:Till 10 pm.
    Best times: Weekends, all day long and well into evening; weekdays, after 4pm.
    Dates open: Till 10 pm.
  • Cruising Info/ Tips:County cops do patrol and there have been sting operations in the past, but this place continues to be a great spot to cruise.
    Cruisiest Spots: Parking areas.
  • Nudity / Policy:Yes / I have been nude here, but it's risky.
  • Wheelchair Accessible:No
  • Warnings:As with every cruisinng area, there are those guys who think it belongs to them or should only be visited by young hunks with perfect bodies. Most of us are imperfect, aging, overweight but nonetheless.
    Warnings: Every place I've been in NJ has been hit sooner or later and I've had close calls here as well.
whos coming to South Mountain Reservation
  • yea, this is the place to hook up no police activity any more

    Commented on 5/13/2009 8:26:50 AM

  • Despite what all the posts say there is still action to be found here. It is very hit or miss though. The cops have done a good job killing the action. Bravo for them their work is done

    Commented on 3/8/2009 10:10:29 AM

  • It certainly has died down. Noone fun goes anymore. So Sad!!!

    Commented on 4/21/2008 12:47:05 PM

  • Does anything ever go on here anymore? I have stopped in a couple times in recent months, but found only a few cars and couldn't tell if there was still a cruising scene. Maybe it will heat up again along with the weather or maybe the cops have chased everyone away for good.

    Commented on 4/17/2008 9:50:17 AM


    Commented on 8/24/2007 4:50:48 AM

  • Beware, Essex county sheriffs have been patrolling more actively the last few days. In addition to their marked cruisers, they're also using an unmarked black 1996 Chevrolet Caprice, license plate NJ ADH-5417.

    Commented on 3/21/2007 9:32:22 AM

  • Checkout the comments in message boards / S.Orange too, cruise.or g/MsgBoards/370615
    Good advice on this place.

    Commented on 11/26/2006 9:36:19 AM

  • New master plan unveiled for South Mountain Reservation

    By Lauren DeFilippo, Staff Writer Wednesday, June 14, 2006 11:33 AM EDT

    ESSEX COUNTY, NJ Big plans are afoot for the South Mountain Reservation. Experts unveiled the new master plan for the 2,048-acre site that borders four towns Monday night at the Essex County Environmental Center in Roseland.

    The audience of approximately 25, was comprised mostly of members of the South Mountain Conservancy and officials from the municipalities that border the site, Maplewood, South Orange, Millburn and West Orange.

    County Administrator Joyce Wilson Harley called the master plan a labor of love, not just on the part of the county administration, but also on behalf of the conservancy and the consultants by whom it was crafted.

    County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo said $1 million had already gone toward improvements at the reservation since he took office. That funding, which included a state Green Acres grant and a 2004 park improvement bond, went toward restoring trails, addressing erosion, and the removal of dead and decaying trees.

    Commented on 6/25/2006 10:25:13 AM

  • Statement below is obviously a trap...stay away, friends.

    Commented on 6/23/2006 7:35:24 AM