The quiet charm of Wawayanda appeals to hikers, campers, swimmers and boaters. Forested hills surround Lake Wawayanda creating a restful backdrop for canoeists, boaters and fisherman, while steep mountains challenge casual as well as serious hikers. A twenty-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail runs through the park, while the top of Wawayanda Mountain offers sensational views. More than forty miles of trails are marked in the park.
I've done this hike before, but this was the first time I did it with snow on the ground – – and I probably wouldn't do it again. The snow made the hike much more dangerous and difficult.
Regardless, it is a great hike with some pretty amazing views.
Went on 2/18/17. Good workout, but the steps had gotten very icy and slick. Dress appropriately if going in winter! We were actually climbing at some parts, cause traction was so poor even in good boots. View from the top was great! Above the tree line so good views, but got cold quickly due to exposure to the wind. Hopefully all the brave souls who were trying to hike up in Nike's & Converse made it down safe!
We went mid September. It was very crowded... hiking groups, families, students, senior citizens, children, dogs! There was a lot of traffic going up/down from the "view". The view was ok, it overlooks the town. Also recommended: ankle boots (rocks are unstable).
Great trail with beautiful scenery if you decide to go through the whole entire trail. Other wise you can skip the beautiful scenery and head straight to a rough rock climbing. The name suites what you go through & has a satisfying and rewarding end. Bring plenty of water! This was my first hike and I will most certainly come back to this one.