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Garret Mountain Yellow and White Loop Trail

EASY 89 reviews

Garret Mountain Yellow and White Loop Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Woodland Park, New Jersey that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.9 miles
354 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly

cross country skiing


mountain biking

nature trips

road biking


trail running


bird watching



partially paved


wild flowers


historic site

22 days ago

Fun winter hike. We went right after several inches of snow fell. The snow made it a difficult hike (mostly because there a number of elevation changes), but it was fun and very pretty. Trails are mostly well marked, except that, in a few instances, they are not well marked and in those cases we made wrong turns. The GPS saved us a few times. The main downside of the hike, which has great views and is mostly very scenic, is that the trail runs right by busy streets sometimes, which isn’t ideal. Overall, I would recommend the hike, especially in the winter. Our dog loved it!

6 months ago

lots of paths

6 months ago

Easy trail, lot of shadow, perfect for a summer day

7 months ago

Beautiful views definitely reccomend.

9 months ago

great time

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Nice trail for beginners. Need people to clean up after themselves.

trail running
Friday, September 29, 2017

Great running trail. I wouldn’t rate this trail as easy with the steep elevation changes

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Would have been great to know that the trail is closed for "dangerous conditions" before driving there.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Great view along the entire hike. The paths were hard to follow.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

The views are nice and the tower is incredible.

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Trails are a bit hard to follow between the yellow and white trail. Otherwise, it was nice all the views of the city of Patterson and NYC in the distance.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

I started walking from Lamberts Castle and took the paved switchbacks to the top of the mountain. Nice and quiet on a weekday. Some nice views of and Paterson.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Clean, spacious, great for hiking. Could use more security.

Saturday, November 12, 2016

I love running here, they have parking and a good trail for hiking along with castles and a beautiful scene from the city.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Nice trail. Several easily accessible outlooks over looking Bergen County. Only issue it that the trail crosses the road multiple times

Thursday, September 08, 2016

This trail is not "easy" or "kid friendly". The trail is too vertical for kids. It's very steep and you go up and down a few times. The trail is also hard to follow and does NOT follow the GPS on the map.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Once you get into the wooded back area of the park it's gets really nice. The trails are a little hard to follow.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

It was a very good workout to walk the trail, the view is very impressive and the ruins that you go by are very historical, I grew up in Paterson and never really explored the entire reservation, It brings back many fond memories and would recommend it to anyone who wishes to breath crisp air during this time of the year. The view is phenomenal of the NY Skyline and the Paterson basin and downtown area. The Lambert Castle is another historic building that can be visited as well.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

great place to walk with the entire family, very dog friendly. if you walk around the trails you will see wildlife. if you walk the bike/pedestrian lane adjacent to the one way road that wraps around garrett it is a great workout too. there is an incline but it is easy to complete. you can make it more challenging by making your own route using the incline areas.

bird watching
Sunday, November 01, 2015

Best migration birding spot on the east coast go in May it is full of birds.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Just went today, I found the trails clean of any debris/garbage as others had complained of. Next time I will bring my dog, was sort of nervous after reading all the reviews, but again, I saw no problems. Just wish the trails were marked a little better, go confused and turned around sometimes.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Yes it's busy. Yes, there's some glass and garbage but growing up in Paterson it's all I had. This park is still very nice and offers some great views of Paterson and even NYC's skyline.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Great place to hike if you don't mind scattered garbage. Decent sized park in the middle of suburban area. LOTS of deer. Great view of NYC and other nice viewpoints. Lots of people. Trails are marked fairly well.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

If you are looking for a populated hike on the beaten trail, this is it.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Good hike on the yellow trail with great views. Lots of trash and glass so be careful if you bring a dog.

Monday, April 15, 2013

Did these trails a million times over. Very nice hikes, just messy sometimes. Litter all around. Great views all around.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

I went today and walked the yellow trail with my GF and boxer Dutch. Great views from the top I must say. Trail was tricky to follow at some points. Great area.

Monday, August 08, 2011

I love this place im born and raised in Paterson and came here alot and even took my son when he was much younger hes 25, i plan on taking my grandson, while your in the area travel to Paterson about 20 min or so away and check out the Great Falls off Main st and Front st, this has great views,

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