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The West Morris Greenway is envisioned as a 25-mile rail-trail, whose route would make use of three former railroad corridors: the Chester Branch of the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western; the Mount Hope Mineral Railroad; and the Wharton and Northern Railroad.
Currently, the West Morris Greenway is 5 miles long with a stone dust surface. At its northern end, the greenway connects to the 1.65-mile paved bike path that circles through the Horseshoe Lake Recreation Complex (72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna). Connect to the West Morris Greenway at the bike path's southeast corner (behind the Roxbury Day Care Center, where the bike path parallels railroad tracks).
Heading south into Randolph, the trail crosses Righter Road by Midland Park and begins following a former railroad corridor. Distantly paralleling the Black River, the majority of route winds through the woods.
Crossing Pleasant Hill Road in Randolph, the path continues through the Black River Wildlife Management Area and overlaps with both Black River WMA Trail and the main spine of the Patriot's Path (white blazes). The southern trailhead is on Pleasant Hill Road in Chester, where there is a parking area and an informational kiosk.
The Morris Co. Parks Commission recently resurfaced section of trail from the parking area on Pleasant Hill Road in Chester north to the 0.75 mile-marker. Mileposts were placed every 0.25 miles as part of a scout project, although some have fallen.
At the northern end, parking is available in several lots at the Horseshoe Lake Recreation Complex (72 Eyland Avenue, Succasunna).
At the southern end, parking is available at the trailhead on Pleasant Hill Road in Chester.
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