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High Mountain Summit Loop is a 5.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Haledon, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 5.8 mi Elevation gain 748 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

Lake

Views

Waterfall

Rocky

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Please note that it was reported the trailhead for the yellow trail is currently closed.

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Reviews (333)
Photos (163)
Recordings (335)
Completed (504)
Laura Peters
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Hiking

Good inclines in some spots. Nice view of NYC. Lots of chipmunks.

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Olga Akselrod
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Hiking

Very pleasant hike!

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Christian Amaro
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Hiking

Recommended this trail to anyone. Easy hike. Lots of chipmunks and squirrels. Definitely rocky. the summit was okay.

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Judy Wood
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HikingRocky
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Hanna Haberko
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HikingRocky

The trail is very rocky and steep in some areas but well marked so easy to follow. At some point you pass by a golf course. I suggest you start at the Red trail parking lot at W.Patterson University since there's no parking at the other end - Winding Hollow Dr/Reservoir Dr. Beautiful hike, we saw a bunch of deer, chipmunks and squirrels.

Domo Cam
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Hiking

Would give 3.5*s. Well blazed. Small parking lot (12?) at WPU end. Police ticketing illegal parking. 6m/2.5hrs. Great nyc view. Saw deer, fawn & bird of prey.

Nicholas Gatson
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Hiking

I think this is a good hike for the people who are trying to move from begginer to moderate hiking. The elevation climbs are manageable but tough for new hikers.

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FrenchKat Guerrero
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HikingRocky
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FrenchKat Guerrero
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HikingRocky

Directions on finding this trail: You have to go in the north haledon side of William Paterson to get in. Yes you have to go inside the campus to find the parking lot. When you start your hike Follow the Red trail then once you see the yellow follow through to see the skyline view. It’s also very rocky, really good bike route though for all the bikers.

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Fred Chu
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Manav Gajera
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HikingRocky

wonderful trails! full of shade. throughout my whole hike, I only saw 4 other people in the park. really empty so if you want someplace away from people. this is the best place. you have to follow the trail marks, you miss them once and you will be lost. I actually got lost 2 times in one day, but still it was lot of fun. I had a hammock in my bag so, when I got lost I just tied in between 2 trees and slept there for like 1 hour, knowing that there will be noone in middle of nowhere. lot of fun!!

Luv Hooks
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HikingRocky

First half of the hike is mostly flat and easy. Second half has more points of incline and is moderately difficult if you aren’t used to hiking on rocks. Tons of deer at all points in the day!

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Gary Feit
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HikingRocky

Good hike for a hot and muggy day! Intermediate length, some uphill sections, but nothing overly challenging. Awesome view of NYC skyline from High Mountain summit. Otherwise mostly in woods. Go clockwise and last 1.5 miles are a pleasant walk on a woods trail in a valley between two ridges (with some brief golf course views). Also note William Paterson U. parking lot closed to traffic, so need to start from North Haledon streets as per All Trails map. Plenty of on-street parking and trail was not at all busy.

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Bruna Quaglio
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Kasia Świątek
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HikingRocky
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Lynn Rossi
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HikingRocky

View of NYC skyline when you reach the top. Saw many deer and happened to cross paths with a vibrant orange fox. As most mentioned it is rocky in some areas. I did complete the trail in a sneaker, but as others have stated, hiking shoes/boots would be better. :) Also, I brought my dog and he enjoyed it as well. We went clockwise, which I think I liked cause I believe in the beginning of the trail there are a decent amount of rocks. I don’t do well going downhill with my dog on rocks, rather go uphill.

Ruth Learn
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Hiking

Decently fun & cute hike with a breathtaking view of the New York City skyline at the top. Definitely worth it, especially with a stop at Paterson Great Falls.

Adam Krieg
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A good little hike for kids. There is a rock on the yellow trail about 1/2 mile from the trailhead that is great for teaching children how to climb.

Katherine Lonergan
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Angelo Battista
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A nice little hike. Nice view at the top. We decided to take some up marked trails that added some challenge. Maybe coming right after it rains would be nice so the streams are bigger. Lots of mud, bugs, and rocks.

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Jennifer Perez
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