High Rock Trail

MODERATE 17 reviews

High Rock Trail is a 2.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Mountain Lake, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.6 miles
931 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips






1 month ago

I grew up around the lake and this view is immaculate.

1 month ago

Not a very well kept trail. Very difficult to follow as the orange markers are mostly down. It was still a good last minute hike. Very difficult start with a straight uphill climb that leads to an excellent view. It appears the trail should continue from that first view, but it's very difficult to figure out where to go once you reach that point.

4 months ago

Trail was a little hard to find but the view was amazing!

5 months ago

Short but steep hike with an amazing view at 0.5. ❤

9 months ago

I hadn't been up there in over 30 years! Steep, short hike. Beautiful view. My GPS had it at 1.6 miles out and back. Followed narrow trail, marked buy orange ribbons. I'm wondering if there's other ways to access high rock that are longer.

11 months ago

Views are fantastic for the effort put in. As of 8/13/17, there are orange ribbons tied around trees that serve as trailblazes. You can follow the ribbons all the way to the viewpoint. Parking is kind of a gamble, though. The lot near the trailhead looks abandoned but has private property signs.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Steep uphill through mature forest with spectacular vista of Mountain Lake, Kitatinny Ridge and surrounding landscape.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Quiet trail, not very well-marked. Go for a sunset. View is amazing.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Great view but portly marked and multiple trails make it difficult to find which trip takes you to the look-out. Worth it though. Beautiful trail. Very peaceful.

Monday, February 20, 2017

This is a great local trail for anyone in the area. The trail has a great view of Mountain Lake. It is a great trail to bring a friend and hand out on the top, it is lightly traveled (one or two hikers every few days).

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