Kanouse Mountain

MODERATE 8 reviews

Kanouse Mountain is a 3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Milford, New Jersey that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and mountain biking and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.0 miles
669 feet
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly


mountain biking

trail running



17 days ago

21 days ago

25 days ago

The trails are pretty poorly marked and the first viewpoint is cluttered with stuff but overall it's an okay hike.

26 days ago

This was a rugged trail, but what a great quick work out. Almost immediately you hit an incline and keep going. Really rocky ascent, it doesn't challenge you to be very careful not to trip up and take out a knee. A bit over grown in spots so ticks did worry me. Incredible views at the top and if you follow the trail behind the mountain you can stretch this into 4-4.5 miles. I enjoyed it and recommend others give it a shot!

3 months ago

3 months ago

One of the best short hikes in New Jersey. Can be hiked up and down in less than 20 minutes. About half a mile up, climbing 370 feet or so, it's fairly steep but pays off quick with sweeping views of the surrounding NJ hills and the NYC skyline 29 miles to the southwest, straight in front of the mountain. Great all seasons, and times of day, very lightly traveled, more likely to see see people on ATVs than hiking. Technically requires a hiking permit from West Milford, but I have never seen a patrol anywhere within 4 towns of this trail.

9 months ago

Saturday, June 11, 2016