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It's time again for our one-day 34-mile trek through the wilds of Essex County. This will be our eighth annual event taking place on Monday, October 9, 2017 (the official Columbus Day). It's always a great time of the year for a long walk but this one is special and demanding. However, there are options to walk many areas and segments that anyone can do. 

Outline map of the Lenape 34 Walk

The LENAPE34: The Origins Walk, is still considered by many to be the toughest event of our entire calendar due to its terrain, amount of daylight, weather, and various areas it covers.

We traverse a mind-boggling 4 reservations, 3 public utility access routes, 15 parks and over a dozen towns. This walk is a 34-mile trek through woods, neighborhoods, and urban settings in the tradition of modern-day explorers. The walk starts in Millburn and ends in Newark for those that would try to make it all the way. For others, there are plenty of smaller sections to challenge and enjoy in this event.

Join us for the full 34 miles or set your own distance! It's FREE and open to everyone.

Press Articles on past Lenape 34 Walks

Read about past LENAPE34 event experiences

Lenape Trail Overview

The Lenape Trail was first established over 30 years ago by Al Kent, a retired trail coordinator who wanted to connect as many natural resources and points of interest in Essex County as he could, traversing towns, parks, woodlands, and residential areas along the way. Our walk along the trail takes you from the peak of South Mountain to urban Newark. The Lenape Trail is currently going through a revitalization effort largely due to Steve Marano and the NYNJ Trail Conference efforts. Steve also is involved in an effort to finalize the 130-mile Liberty Water Gap Trail across New Jersey.

Al Ken - famed creator of the Lenape Trail

Explore this site and consider joining the FreeWalkers to receive future information about this walk and other FreeWalker Events. There is no cost to join or walk in most events. 


Getting Ready for the L34 2017