Sparta Glen Lake Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews

Sparta Glen Lake Trail is a 1.1 mile loop trail located near Sparta, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from February until October.

DISTANCE
1.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
298 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

27 days ago

Not a huge fan. The blazes are really far apart if their are blazes at all. Spent more time trying to figure out where I was and how to get back than enjoying the trail.

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1 month ago

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3 months ago

If youre looking for an easy trip up to a viewpoint. there is an easy way to do that. Take the paved road all the way to where it turns to gravel. Near the pavilion, follow an unmarked trail climbing up. Take the right forks following an old faded yellow blaze.

hiking
4 months ago

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4 months ago

Not much to see here although the stream near the road is nice. I tried to follow the route as listed but it was not very accurate. Trail began at a small parking spot near a pavilion. Steep ascent on the green trail. Linked up with yellow then blue and back to the road.

Picked up some empty PBR cans but otherwise fairly clean and well maintained trails. Lots of unmarked paths intersecting also some rocky and steep climbs.

4 months ago

Its a nice trail. While i needed to take my time because I am not in shape, it was worth it. Nice that there are 3 different levels of challenge. Wonderful view from top

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6 months ago

Beautiful surroundings! Great path for a nice short hike!

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hiking
Monday, August 22, 2016

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

The trail was ok, and the views were great. I don't think I did the full loop correctly, started on the blue trail, went to the top and then connected to yellow/green on the way down. Finished on the blue.

Edit: Went back and did the trail again a second time, and I still managed to get screwed up between the different paths. Apparently blue turns into green and green takes you to the top of the mountain. The markers on the trail are very confusing - they have large gaps between them at times which makes them hard to find, especially when they're crossing over another path. Its definitely not my favourite trail for this reason, but it has the pro of being close to home going for it.

I didn't see a single other person on the mountain, though there were some in the parking lot that appeared to be leaving when I arrived (around 6pm).

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

great trail

hiking
Monday, December 30, 2013