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Best trails in Wawayanda State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Wawayanda State Park, New Jersey? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Wawayanda State Park ranging from 4.7 to 9.2 miles and from 1,007 to 1,404 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Wawayanda State Park is a popular destination for hikers, campers, swimmers and boaters. Forested hills surround the lake and a twenty-mile stretch of the Appalachian Trail runs through the park. The top of Wawayanda Mountain offers sensational views. More than forty miles of trails are marked in the park.
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Map of trails in Wawayanda State Park
Park information
Acreage
34350 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mailing address
Wawayanda State Park
885 Warwick Turnpike
Hewitt, NJ 07421
Top trails (13)
#1 - Wawayanda Lake Trail
Wawayanda State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
Wawayanda Lake Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Highland Lakes, New Jersey that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activityShow more
#2 - Stairway to Heaven Trail [CLOSED]
Wawayanda State Park
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Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
Note: This trail is currently closed due to COVID-19. For more information, please see https://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wawayanda.html The trail starts out as a steep climb up to theShow more
#3 - Terrace Pond Loop
Wawayanda State Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
Bushwack around the pipeline.  Crossing the North outlet of Terrace Pond is a bit dicy - lots of water.  The Terrace Pond North trail segment that is North East of Terrace Pond is a bit overgrown and Show more
#4 - Wawayanda Jungle Trail
Wawayanda State Park
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Length: 7.8 mi • Est. 3 h 32 m
Rhododendron Tunnels, Rare White Atlantic Cedar Swamp, Natural AreaShow more
#5 - Cherry Ridge Loop
Wawayanda State Park
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 31 m
Cherry Ridge Loop is a 9.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Vernon township, New Jersey that features a lake. The trail is rated as moderate and is primarily used for hiking, running, aShow more
#6 - Pequannock Watershed: Hank's Pond
Wawayanda State Park
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(17)
Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 13 m
Note: Permits and Parking Stickers are required for trails on watershed property.Show more
#7 - Banker Trail, Double Pond Trail, Sitting Bear Trail, and Cherry Ridge Road Loop
Wawayanda State Park
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
Banker Trail, Double Pond Trail, Sitting Bear Trail, and Cherry Ridge Road Loop is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hewitt, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as modeShow more
#8 - William Hoeferlin, Wayward, Iron Mountain, and Black Eagle Loop
Wawayanda State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
William Hoeferlin, Wayward, Iron Mountain, and Black Eagle Loop is a 5.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hewitt, New Jersey that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all sShow more
#9 - Cherry Ridge Trail
Wawayanda State Park
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Length: 9.2 mi • Est. 4 h 15 m
A pleasant, easy hike with some nice scenery. A pleasant, shorter verison of the Wawayanda Jungle Trail. A great place for cross country skiing in season. Take Cherry Ridge Rd west from the parking aShow more
#10 - Lake Lookout Trail
Wawayanda State Park
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Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 6 m
Lake Lookout Trail is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hardyston, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used Show more
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