Looking for a great trail near Montague Township, New Jersey? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, trail running trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Wawayanda State Park or Minnewaska State Park Preserve: Sam's Point Area, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 6 easy trails in Montague Township ranging from 1.1 to 8.7 miles and from 1,223 to 1,791 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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hiking
blowdown
muddy
3 days ago

Just learned of this trail near my family in Orange County. I only did 3m out and back for total of 6 as pressed for time. It’s lovely, accessible. Just pretty with a little elevation. Plan to section hike the whole thing. Good bang for the buck.

hiking
off trail
over grown
private property
28 days ago

Diverse set of biomes covered in this trail, including low land marshes, rivers, rocky inclines, and the Appalachian trail. Unfortunately, route seems to have a few outdated sections where trails don't technically exist anymore. More often than preferred will stumble upon rented property, especially midway through the hike. Expect bushwacking occasionally before reaching "yellow dot" trail toward "swenson" and the AT. GPS will lead you off the trail in later sections of Swenson as well. All together a good hike. Challenging at points but very fulfilling once completed.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

amazing views. birds, chipmunk, millipedes.

scenic driving
bugs
1 month ago

One hell of a scenic drive. Nothing but trees and then expansive views. Definitely worth the trip

lots of changes to this original recording. I would recommend alternatively to hike the blue trail. still a fun outing. if you do follow the original recording, when you get to the hike along the river I would recommend hiking the opposite side (on blue trail) than the app says.

A bit on the easier side but a nice hike all the same. Nice views at the top. will return when the monument is open.

This was my 1st time on this trail ... it was beautiful but somewhat challenging at times because of the ice underneath the layer of often slushy snow . I lost my footing several times and fell - fortunately the snow cushioned the falls ! So , it was supremely necessary to take it slow - therefore it took me > 4 hours to do the loop . Would like to return in spring to experience it in a different season .

Excellent hike. Varied terrain, nice views, rocky at points - boots are appropriate.

Great trail for hiking with the kids and dogs! The boardwalk bog is really cool!

hiking
7 months ago

A gentle two mile walk with very interesting scenery! Very flat and took about 45 minutes. The bog was interesting and we even saw a porcupine. I want to come back again and combine it with the monument trail.

hiking
8 months ago

Kids friendly, stroller friendly. Very easy trial. Most of the trail has fine gravel pavement and super easy to push a stroller along. There is a short board walk in the middle. My 8 year old walked it twice because he likes it so much. Expect 30-40 min with kids or stroller.

trail running
8 months ago

I really love this place. Some beautiful trails with more difficult terrain for running

Beautiful trail, unique plants and swamp landscape.

Absolutely gorgeous. One of kind bog unique for any location. Enjoy the nice walk.

mountain biking
Sunday, June 03, 2018

The trail would be good if it was taken care off. It is overgrown.

Just hiked half but loved the trail. Not another soul on the trail in 4 hours!

hiking
Monday, April 16, 2018

Beautiful hike to see magnanimous Atlantic white cedars available only in this trail. Hemlocks are enigmatic too. At the fag end of the trail, I lost my way and started walking north toward NYNJ border. Soon realized and walked south to reach parking. Nice boardwalk near swamp where snow is still melting. Mosses are beautiful and form a carpet on the water. Difficult to imagine it was a 12 feet deep lake 15,000 years ago.

hiking
Saturday, November 25, 2017

Very peaceful. I walked the entire trail today, and never saw another person. Trail gets pretty rocky at parts, and slippery from all of the leaves.

hiking
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Agree with Kshitish's comments. I got way way off trail a few times - the new 15 mile trail needs to be marked better. The first part of the trail I covered was beautiful, there was some evidence of bear activity however. But once that trail hit the road I completely lost track of where I was supposed to go. It also seems strange to me to choose to use blue dots while there is a blue dot Appalachian trail that connects to this. Don't follow my track!

hiking
Thursday, October 19, 2017

Great place for the sunrise or sunset. If you want really nice views and a slightly challenging hike take tower trail. It’s about halfway up the mountain on the right hand side. Highly recommend this trail for sunrises cause you can climb up the steps of the fire tower ( you can’t go into the actual tower you can only be on the stairs) and the view is phenomenal. There’s no trees obstructing the views whereas up at the pavilion you can’t see the sunrise as easily due to all the trees. The sunset you can see Perfectly from the pavilion which is a little disappointing considering it’s called sunrise mountain so you’d figure the sunrise would be just as unobstructed as the sunset is. If you want an even more challenging hike take the Appalachian trail from the Culver’s gap parking lot it runs parallel to the road. There’s lots of other little trails that branch off the road too that I recommend checking out

Found no ticks during July. Makes for a great, slow hike or cool run!

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

This is a easy, level trail that surrounds Sawmill Lake. It passes a number of primitive campsites and has views of the lake. It's about a mile around and would be good for kids or just to get out and stretch you legs. The lake would also be a good place to take kids bluegill fishing.

Blue dot was a fun climb and decent. The AT and Iris were mainly plain sailing. All three trails were very rocky, however, so prepare to have your feet and ankles banged up a little. But it's worth it for some beautiful vistas.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Trail was mostly flat with peaceful views. I enjoyed the boardwalk. Just watch out for ticks. I removed about 4 of them.

Friday, February 17, 2017

My recording did not match the loop as shown but most of the trails are well marked and easy to follow. I started off at the Gate House and headed up the road to the Americorps Valley trail (blue) on the right. Crossed Nielson Road and took Tenderfoot trail (Pink) to the Spring House. Explorer trail (blue) to Old Swenson Farm trail (yellow) then an unmarked trail to Americorps Mtn trail (blue). The Shortcut trail (orange) brings you back to Nielson Road and becomes Sugarbush trail (brown). Leprechaun trail (green) to Jenine/Ed/Mike/Audrey trail (yellow). I took Great trail (red) on the right which met up with the blue trail through a cornfield and back to the trailhead. Overall a nice tour of the Lusscroft Farm area. Some vernal pools and old farm buildings to check out. Lots of wildlife.

hiking
Thursday, January 05, 2017

This is a paved road good for biking. If you are looking for a hike take the AT which runs parallel to the road and has some really nice views. Park at Culvers Gap lot.

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Good trail great for beginners or dog walkers pretty flat for the most part.

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