Manaticut Point Trail

HARD 9 reviews
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Manaticut Point Trail is a 7.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Milford, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1345 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Short, steep hike to an outstanding overlook. Stream crossing. This is a short, but steep hike up a little used and under appreciated trail to a nice overlook. Because it isn't popular, it can be overgrown at times and poorly blazed (re-blazing is being planned). Catch the blue blazed Hewitt-Butler trail at the end of the metal guardrail. It descends to West Brook, where crossing can be difficult when the water is high. After crossing the brook it begins a gentle climb to a woods road. The trail turns onto the woods road which soon peters out and the trail turns north and begins to climb the hill. First gently, then quite steeply. You'll start to see views through the trees to your right. The trail flattens out for a few minutes, then begins the final ascent to Tip Top Point, which involves some rock scrambles that shouldn't too difficult but may require all fours. Reaching the top there is an excellent view to the east marred somewhat by the scar of a quarry. Return the way you came, or continue on the HB trail for a longer hike.

hiking
3 days ago

The trails were tough to find at places which is fine but overall I kept loosing the trail. Lots of overgrowth on the trail so I would recommend pants to avoid cuts and ticks. Also saw a few snakes, including the biggest wild one I have come across.

hiking
2 months ago

It actually wasn't as rough as I thought it would be but it's really hidden which I liked. It wasn't packed with a ton of people.

Simple

11 months ago

Saturday, August 27, 2016

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Has anyone hiked this with a dog? ...recommend? I have a large 75 lb. She's done many with me - steep and also bouldering. Just looking for feedback before I attempt. Thanks!

hiking
Saturday, February 25, 2012

Short but nice hike. Some scrambling. Tough footing. Nice views. Can be slippery.