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

Woodland Park, New Jersey Map

Nice Trail. Scenic views of Cliff
Saw a few Deers

1 month ago

very nice hike

Great hike, very easy, decent views on one side. We saw about 20 deers and some turkeys. Entire 3.3 miles took about 1 1/2 hr. We took our time.

Nice and fun have mosquitos around the area based on stagnant water.
Also can see all over hiding dears, we got exposed to turkey chicken walking around ;)

My second trail. Very nice. So many deer. Clean picnic area. Very peaceful. There’s also a red trail.

trail running
3 months ago

great trail for a jog. pretty even surface with a moderate climb or two. nothing too strenuous, great for an afternoon run.

choose the yellow trail. It had both flat parts & hilly parts. overall great experience. We also saw a deer on our travels. Views in some places very nice.

Excellent easy trail for beginners or anyone looking for a good stretch of the legs. Easy to follow trails, a few ups and downs. Lots of deer, chipmunks and squirrels. Altogether a pleasant and peaceful spot. I gave four stars as lately some downed trees haven’t been cleared well and litter is not been addressed

Very well marked yellow trail 3.3 miles. Nice city view. Tons of deer. Mellow trail. Some hills, no steep inclines for long periods.

Amazing to find such a large outdoor area in Clifton; great view of NYC and many geocaches for a bit of fun while hiking; spotted many deer during my hike which really helps make you feel farther from the city life

Great for the area (And Great on its own right)

Monday, November 06, 2017

The hiking isn't the BEST but there is a pretty sweet view you can get at the highest altitude looking at NYC. For the area, its decent.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

You can hear the cars passing by at certain sections of the park. But overall it was a good experience!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Nice, simple trail. Trail is well marked. Nice view of the NYC skyline on a clear day. Bring a quarter for the observatory tower viewer. We went around 11am in October and there was Moderate traffic.

Friday, October 20, 2017

The people here are very rude. Especially the one guy who works in the observation place. It’s also very strange that people sit in their cars and for hours there with out there being a view or something. At least get out of your cars and sit on one of the many benches they have.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Easy to get lost (both driving and hiking) but the trail is pretty easy. Mostly flat. Took me 1.5 hours to hike the loop. Definitely recommended for beginner hikers.

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Were a few steep hills. Otherwise fairly flat. Beautiful views of NYC skyline and Montclair State University.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Having grown up in Woodland Park, I have spent much time in these woods. Great park for photographing wildlife, I have seen birds, turkey, turtles, snakes, rabbit, skunk, chipmunks and deer. This park is so overloaded with deer that people have to feed them during the winter or they will starve.
As for hiking, I suppose this trail would be "moderate" for the non-hiker. It's great for snowshoeing off-trail during the winter when all the ticks are dead.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Once you get to the top you can see all of Manhattan and Eastern NJ.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

It was fun. I've been hiking before but this was nice too. Took my friend there because it was her first time hiking. Since it was an easy trail, she enjoyed it very much. Would donut again when I need a break from the city because it's so close to home.

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Very good trail with nice views!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

very family friendly. very dog friendly as well. trails are easy to follow. there is slight inclines and declines and areas where you could be in the woods completely or on a trail/path. love that there is variety of options. not difficult to complete, you have to make it challenging by adding more distance, completing the trails quicker or adding more in the inclined area. been there with family a lot of times and never really crowded.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Nice trail. A lot of things to see. View east at the top of the ridge is amazing.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Nice trails and not as crowded as neighboring Garrett Mt trails. Yellow trails gives up moderate up and down the hills. Trails are clearly marked but Non reflective blazes so avoid hiking after sunset without good headlamp.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Good hike! This trail is not heavily used and has some moderate inclines and declines. I will definitely do this trail again.

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