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Walpack Center, New Jersey Map
25 days ago

There is a large parking lot at the trailhead but depending on the day this area can get very crowded. These lakes are popular for swimming and fishing.

The trails are well maintained and the loop as marked on the map is easy for just about any skill level. Very flat and used by vehicles.

Nice trail. More peaceful at the lakes furthest from the trailhead. My traveling companions liked swimming in the lake, as did my golden retriever. Not very challenging, a few more gentle rises and descents. Would definitely do this one again.

This is my favorite hike in NJ. We added on to this hike taking the spur to the right, orange marked trail, to Crater Lake. You can walk all the way around Crater Lake or just go back down. We then looped Hemlock Lake. Nice rocky outcropping at the end of Hemlock for a place to rest. Love the views and not too many people.

Great trail. Hardly anyone there. A good bit of up and down, but not overly strenuous. Dog got to swim in Hemlock Lake! :)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

An easy, wide, mostly gravel trail. I did find the trail markings less than wonderful.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Beautiful easy hike. Well marked gavel trails for the most part. I also went around hemlock pond which added maybe another mile.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Great trail, awesome views. Good for beginners, as it is a lighter hike. There is a stream towards the end, and the water is very cold, but it was still fun to swim in. I recommend it to anyone looking for an fun and easy hike.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Really bear super salty lake up top along trailhead. So salty only 1 fish can survive in it! Freezes in the winter, & if it does that means it's friggin COLD! Lol. Man oh man, learned a few lessons that trip!!! Lol

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Absolutely fantastic trail. When you get to the top, it's one of the most beautiful views in all of NJ. The only problem is there's a tad bit of broken glass here and there but what can you do. So don't walk this one barefoot.