Kanouse Mountain

MODERATE 11 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.

DISTANCE
3.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
669 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

forest

views

hiking
17 days ago

Great hike and easier than expected to reach the star and flag. Trail is poorly marked but easy enough to figure out just by looking at the ground. Enter through the open field right past 23N rest stop and follow dark red spray painted blazes on telephone poles. Enter at pole number BT3044, next blaze fairly easy to find upon entering.

hiking
29 days ago

Pretty good trail. Nice and easy out and back can be done in about 45 minutes. After leaving the picnic area on 23, the trail goes up steeply and turns right at a telephone pole numbered BT3044. There are some red dot blazes along a trail that leads to the top of the trail. The views are are good but trash is everywhere along the top. You technically need a permit to hike this trail but I didn't see a patrol here or on other watershed trails I hiked.

hiking
1 month ago

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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!

4 months ago

hiking
4 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.

hiking
10 months ago

Saturday, June 11, 2016