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Best trails in West Milford

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Looking for a great trail near West Milford, New Jersey? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views 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 Bear Mountain State Park or Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Palisades Interstate Park or Walpack Fish and Wildlife Management Area. Ready for some activity? There are 9 moderate trails in West Milford ranging from 0.9 to 6.4 miles and from 646 to 1,456 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in West Milford
Top trails (17)
#1 - Surprise Lake Loop
Abram S. Hewitt State Forest
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Length: 4.4 mi • Est. 2 h 25 m
Great hike with some scramble and rocky areas and awesome views of Greenwood Lake.Show more
#2 - Apshawa Preserve: Green Loop
Apshawa Preserve
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 48 m
NOTE: Users have reported that the parking area for this trail is very small, and often fills up early on weekends. No parking is allowed in the adjacent neighborhood.Show more
#3 - Appalachian Trail: Warwick Turnpike to Mount Peter
West Milford, New Jersey
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Length: 9.6 mi • Est. 4 h 46 m
Appalachian Trail: Warwick Turnpike to Mount Peter is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near West Milford, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers. The trail is only rShow more
#4 - Manaticut Point and Overlook Rock Trail
Norvin Green State Forest
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Length: 7.4 mi • Est. 3 h 43 m
Short, steep hike to an outstanding overlook. Stream crossing. This is a short, but steep hike up a little used and under appreciated trail to a nice overlook. Because it isn't popular, it can be oveShow more
#5 - Outer Loop (White, Red, Green)
Apshawa Preserve
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Length: 4.7 mi • Est. 2 h 21 m
NOTE: Users have reported that the parking area for this trail is very small, and often fills up early on weekends. No parking is allowed in the adjacent neighborhood.Show more
#6 - Terrace Pond Loop
Wawayanda State Park
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Length: 6.4 mi • Est. 2 h 59 m
Bushwack around the pipeline.  Crossing the North outlet of Terrace Pond is a bit dicy - lots of water.  The Terrace Pond North trail segment that is North East of Terrace Pond is a bit overgrown and Show more
#7 - Torne Trail
Norvin Green State Forest
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Length: 0.9 mi • Est. 31 m
Torne Trail is a 0.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near West Milford, New Jersey that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used fShow more
#8 - Animal Shute Trail
West Milford, New Jersey
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 16 m
Animal Shute Trail is a 4.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near West Milford, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options aShow more
#9 - Butler Reservoir via Blue and White Trail Loop
Apshawa Preserve
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h
NOTE: Users have reported that the parking area for this trail is very small, and often fills up early on weekends. No parking is allowed in the adjacent neighborhood.Show more
#10 - Clinton Reservoir From Dead Man's Curve
West Milford, New Jersey
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Length: 2 mi • Est. 1 h 6 m
Clinton Reservoir From Dead Man's Curve is a 2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near West Milford, New Jersey that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primShow more
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