Surprise Lake

EASY 6 reviews

Surprise Lake is a 2.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Milford, New Jersey that features a great forest setting. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking and walking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
738 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

forest

lake

7 days ago

Great hike with such an amazing view of Greenwood Lake at the top. I wouldn't call it easy, I'd say intermediate just due to the incline, but the distance in and out is perfect. Surprise Lake at the end is a great place to have a small lunch or snack!

hiking
26 days ago

There is a steep walk up to the ridge, other than that it qualifies as easy. Nice views and an enjoyable day hike. Not too long, so good for when time is short. Parking is opposite the marina. Easy to miss.

hiking
9 months ago

This is a beautiful short hike. I don't know if I would call it easy. There are parts that are straight up . 700 feet in elevation in .8 miles. On the top of the ridge there are boulders to climb. However, it was a very enjoyable two and half hour hike. Follow blue to yellow. The app helped me find the cut off to yellow. Easily missed.

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
6 months ago

Saturday, June 21, 2014