Nice, simple trail. Trail is well marked. Nice view of the NYC skyline on a clear day. Bring a quarter for the observatory tower viewer. We went around 11am in October and there was Moderate traffic.

hiking
3 days ago

The people here are very rude. Especially the one guy who works in the observation place. It’s also very strange that people sit in their cars and for hours there with out there being a view or something. At least get out of your cars and sit on one of the many benches they have.

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3 months ago

Easy to get lost (both driving and hiking) but the trail is pretty easy. Mostly flat. Took me 1.5 hours to hike the loop. Definitely recommended for beginner hikers.

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5 months ago

Were a few steep hills. Otherwise fairly flat. Beautiful views of NYC skyline and Montclair State University.

snowshoeing
11 months ago

Having grown up in Woodland Park, I have spent much time in these woods. Great park for photographing wildlife, I have seen birds, turkey, turtles, snakes, rabbit, skunk, chipmunks and deer. This park is so overloaded with deer that people have to feed them during the winter or they will starve.
As for hiking, I suppose this trail would be "moderate" for the non-hiker. It's great for snowshoeing off-trail during the winter when all the ticks are dead.