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It’s a cool trail there are spots on the trail where the markers are confusing but really hard to get lost, just walk down hill to re orientate. I’ll go back because I wasn’t able to complete the full trail due to confusing trail markers I ended up taking a connection trail cutting about an 1hour of my hike short

Highly recommend. Did just a portion because if time constraints. However will return and complete.

Hiking, birding and geocaching what more does a little old Forester need

walking
12 days ago

Beautiful sights and a lot of history to take in.

Really super nice trail. Maybe a little ambitious for a newbie like me, but well worth the effort. Someone mentioned a lot of sun. That was not my experience. There were small pockets, but even without sunscreen totally manageable. Really lovely views of the water from the trail.

Great hike. Many positives. Lots of blueberry bushes along the hike. Very rocky, lots of boulders to climb over. Not many scenic views on the red path, but it gets better on the red/yellow path. Trails are marked well, and there were plenty of other trails to try. Ample parking.

beautiful, but the trail markings need work.

pretty good views. nice stream, good lake. the trails should be better marked, we ended up cutting off a third of the hike before we realized it.

Hiked this trail on a Wednesday afternoon. This trail is combination of blue, yellow, white, and red trails. Some parts of the trail are not marked well. Overall it was a decent hike. Lots of flies and frogs. Nice elevation, gets your heart pumping. AllTrails map helped me to find my trail when I didn’t see any trail marks.

I would call this trail easy, but it was nice! Not many spectacular views, but great for a quick day hike and looks like it has some great bouldering spots that I didn't get to try out on this trip.

1 month ago

Nice place with good decent elevations. Not good trail marks. Easy to get lost. Have offline maps

This is my favorite trail in the area. Well marked and great views. I love the beginning of the trail along the stream.

Gorgeous views of the ocean! Make sure to wear sunscreen if you do this hike though; a lot of it isn’t covered by shade

Really enjoyed this hike! Waterfalls were gorgeous and the high point had amazing views. There was some confusion with the trail markers not being the most obvious but we adapted.

trail with a view.

did it late Summer 2017. Rock scrambles. if you come early you can find parking on Warwick Turnpike in West Milford/Hewitt near White Road. Be equipped - hiking shoes, sticks, water, and be aware.

Nice hike but if you are looking for a challenging one , this is not it ...It can be categorized as moderate but not hard at all

Wonderful hike just an hour drive from NYC. Proper hiking shoes definitely help with especially climbing or walking down the rocks. The yellow trail has the best views. The trail has minimal traffic and is very quiet and peaceful.

the views were worth the steep route up, and at the top there is a rock formation of a bench to sit and enjoy the view.

hiking
2 months ago

Beginning of the trail is difficult to navigate but about halfway through the trail becomes more clear. Very nice view at the top of the lake. Overall, very nice short hike !

Dries really fast! Great, never crowded, and trails are easily marked.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful view of New York and the George Washington Bridge. Would not recommend talking kids or dogs. Rocky trial

Top 5 views for an nyc area hike

Challenging, but not too taxing. A steady pace uphill. Good for a nice day trip. You can hang up around the lake with a hammock.

A little tough to follow the route without knowing you have to switch from HB (blue trail) to the very top, then take CH (yellow) down to PB west (white) back to HB (blue), but nice tough beautiful route. Looks like the pool under the falls would be a great refreshing swim in summer.

Went on 3/30 and could not cross with our small dogs because it was totally flooded from melted snow. Others could cross but the water was a river and about 6-12” deep... will return someday!

One of the more interesting trails I’ve hiked to say the least — a combination of roads, sharp inclines boulder scattered trails and even some light rock climbing, as well as a really cool rundown castle at the summit of the hike. My one complaint is that the trail highlighted on this map is not the cannonball trail, but a combination of three. The trails are well marked but you never know which trail you’re actually on. As long as you follow the app’s mapped trail to a T, you should be fine. The views are some of the best in New Jersey.

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