On Sunday, October 30, at 8:45am, the MetroTrails hiking group (http://www.metrotrails.org/Metrotrails/Home.html) is running a hike from Long Valley to Waterloo Village. This hike follows the new 911 Memorial Trail (www.911trail.org), and mostly coincides with Patriots' Path in Morris County. Hikers will meet at the end point (Waterloo Village) and shuttle back to the start of hiking in Long Valley.
The hike is all-day and will cover 15 or more miles. There are some up hills, like climbing Schooley's Mountain. Staff from Morris County Parks will be providing van support. So, it is possible to bail out early and get a ride to your car. This is an opportunity to try a long hike even if you aren't completely sure you can finish the whole thing.
You can find details of the hike and you can register at https://www.meetup.com/Metrotrails/events/233900374/
The hike is led by Mike Helbing. You can read about some of the other long-distance hikes that Mike has led at: http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/warren-county/express-times/index.ssf/2015/01/warren_county_man_plans_to_hik.html