Explore the most popular forest trails near Montague with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

3 months ago

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.

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.

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!

11 months ago

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.

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.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

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

Saturday, August 20, 2016

loved this trail..... and so did my dog. Medium level but lots of different scenery. Had a lot of fun on this Trail

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Great hike though ranging from moderate to difficult, typical rugged north Jersey trail surface. Steady uphill on the Cartwright Trail as well as being quite rocky, and a bit overgrown ( it's fantastic) as the trail comes to the peak and you can sit on a rock and look out over out over the valley for a great view. To make the loop 10 miles, pass Stony Book and take the (green) trail to the right. Be sure to beware of the colors on the trail markings as they are easily mistaken between the light green and dark green. It is also wise to have a park trail map handy. Enjoy this trail and take in the views.

From Stony Lake parking Swenson Trail (RED) to Cartwright (BROWN-RED) to AT (WHITE) to Stony Brook (BROWN) to Station (Light GREEN). To make the 10 mile loop, pass Stony Book and take the next trail instead, Tower (GREEN).

scenic driving
Monday, March 07, 2011

I haven't hiked this trail, but the road makes a great scenic drive, from woodlands, swamps, hills and streams, to some really nice vistas - especially in the fall.

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Great scenery. We try to hike this at least once a year. One of our dogs' favorites

on White Cedar Swamp Trail

2 months ago

mountain biking
11 months ago

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