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Maple Falls MAPLE FALLS (Essex County, 30-35 feet) trickles over a face of basalt columns in South Mountain Reservation.  Although rarely bearing much water, the falls is in a pretty setting and is interesting for its geology. 

To find Walnut Falls, walk along the Rahway River from the Locust Grove picnic area in Millburn; the falls is on a little tributary upstream from a stone footbridge.

  Hemlock Falls
HEMLOCK FALLS (Essex County, 18-20 feet), also in South Mountain Reservation, is a three-tiered cascade through the columnar basalt of Watchung Mountain. Not much water in dry weather.

It may be found off the Lenape Trail near the Tulip Springs Boy Scout Area.

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last update 30 Nove 2003