Manaticut Point Trail

HARD 12 reviews
#9 of 20 trails in

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.

7.4 miles
1,092 feet

dog friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


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.

8 months ago

Great trail - peaceful, excellent overlooks, and enough scrambles and climbs to get a good workout. This trail unexpectedly turned out to be one of my favorites.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

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.

Monday, April 17, 2017


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!

Saturday, February 25, 2012

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

1 month ago

4 months ago

Monday, October 10, 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Saturday, May 18, 2013