Surprise Lake is a 3.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hewitt, New Jersey that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Great hike with some scrabble and rocky areas and awesome views of Greenwood Lake
Great views of the lake when you get to the top! Bad idea going after a rain storm in January, it was terribly icy and slippery. I would definitely do it again in the spring.
Great hike for beginners,
Average, NY trails are way better groomed than this one.