Mountainside Park Trail

EASY 30 reviews
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Mountainside Park Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Pompton Plains, New Jersey that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from April until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
462 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

Hike in little known park to a nice overlook and interesting ruins. Starting at the parking lot walk west, through gate and past pipeline cut. Catch the red blazed trail and take it as it follows a stream (on your left). The trail soon turns right and begins to climb a bit more steeply for a short distance, crests a hill, then descends, crossing the pipeline cut. It then turns left into the woods. Soon a yellow blazed trail joins. Turn left onto the yellow trail. It crosses a stream and passes an old, log lean-to then comes out on an abandoned road. From there it turns left (north) and begins a fairly steep climb to the summit of an unnamed hill where you will see outstanding views of the area and the NYC skyline in the distance. From here, catch the blue blazed trail and follow it as it descends the mountain and parallels Route 287. It soon joins an orange trail, then a red trail. Take it to its end at Mountain Ave. From there its a few hundred feet back to your car.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

While this trail was very nice, I would not consider it "easy" or "kid-friendly." While there are plenty of spots to rest and some straight paths, there are way too many ascents and descents for little ones and lots of poison ivy throughout the trail. There are beautiful views. Pack the bug spray as well. We doused ourselves and still found 2 ticks crawling on us. Enjoyable, but don't bring the kids!

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7 months ago

This hike is so much fun! You cross over a bunch of little water canals, a bridge, walk across a dirt road and climb up some rocks. The view at the top is beautiful and totally worth completing the whole thing.

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Sunday, October 09, 2016

Nice view on top.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Loved the brook! Challenging enough for me
Short and local

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Tuesday, April 05, 2016

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Friday, January 15, 2016