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

We didn’t do the loop. We started and returned via Devil’s Path. Be aware that you need to buy a pass to park here. I’ve been towed in these mountains before and no note was left. I was simply stranded with no cell service and no car. Buy the parking pass! The trail itself is steep, as others described if go you up and/ or down Devil’s path, but the length of the climb is reasonable and doable for anyone that has their mind set on doing it. Loose rocks add to the adventure. Give friends space in case they slip and wear proper hiking shoes with some kind of grip.

Did this on Sunday in the rain. The incline in the first mile is as advertised. We had no view because of the weather.

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1 month ago

The first 1.7 miles to the first overlook was where you gained all of your elevation and it was a little rough. Once on the overlook the 2 mile hike to the summit was practically flat and easygoing.

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2 months ago

Super steep but the view from the top is amazing

Great forest at the top. Beautiful views from ledges. Windy! trek down was a knee buster but worth it.

Steep the first mile or so, then a ridge walk. Pretty vistas but the summit itself is treed in and marked with a small cairn and some jingle bells. Pay attention or you'll walk right past it.

The view is worth the climb up

It was very touchy at first because we started through devils path but I’m a very inexperienced hiker tbh and I was able to do it. So anyone could it is difficult amazing views I’d love to do it again

Beautiful and nice views at the top, but really steep. Be careful on the way down!

hiking
8 months ago

Easily one of our favorites. Steep incline for the first mile but not hand over foot steep. Expected it to be worse than it was, I’d liken it to a staircase just without the stairs. The views are awesome from the two outlooks we saw. Didn’t make the actual summit because of plans to attend Oktoberfest at hunter mountain but after the first 1.2 miles or so it levels off and the rest of the hike to the summit seemed like a gradual, almost flat, climb through some beautiful forest. Planning to summit next time.

Started at the Notch Lake trail head, steep climb to the plateau, too much fog to see anything but enjoyed being there anyway. The main issue I have with this trail is the last part where you reach Notch Inn Road and don't know where to go. We were finally able to get to the Old Railroad Grade but we had to walk on highway 214 a bit, less than ideal.

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9 months ago

Excellent trail. Big challenge with steep incline. The extraordinary view at the top makes it all worth while.

A tough hike to the summit. Devils path tough. Rocks,rocks and more rocks. Easy soft flat trail on the top. A few good viewpoints later in the day.

hiking
10 months ago

Very low hiking traffic. Hike starts of with a gradual slope and then it starts getting steep. Very strenuous hike but very scenic and excellent for building your endurance. When you get to the top you will see why good things come by through hard work. Take a little mosquito repellent if you hate getting bitten. This is not a dangerous hike.

on Plateau Mountain

hiking
11 months ago

This trail was so intense and so hard. It was insane and parts are very over grown but oh my god that view makes it all worth it. It is increadably steep for what feels like forever but once you're there it's like you've gone to heaven. Be carful for slippery mud and small streams of water along with lose rocks but trust me, the view is worth the pain it takes to get there.

I much prefer this loop, which is shorter and very run-able. https://www.nynjtc.org/hike/plateau-mountain-warner-creek-trail

hiking
Saturday, August 29, 2015

Nice view from the lookout before the summit. Would be a good place to camp overnight because it is only 1.2 miles from the road. But it is a very steep climb to this view. The actual summit of Plateau has no view.

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Monday, May 04, 2015

Wonderful wide trail that goes up to the Hunter fire tower. Mild incline the entire first half then steep incline for around a mile & then the top is flat. Still was a little snow at the top but easy without any snow gear. One warning, in the first 1/2 mile we spotted a copperhead that crossed the trail right in front of us. Watch out for them in the leaf piles!

I hiked to this mountain (Plateau) from Notch Inn Road, not the usual route. I made a loop out of the hike at the turn around by following the Devil's Path down to Notch Lake and then following Hwy 214 back to Notch Inn Road. A total loop hike of 9.65 miles. The advantages of this hike is that I encountered all of the vistas along both the Blue Blazed Long Path/Warner Creek Trail but also those along the Red Blazed Devils Path. The start of the trail is Yellow Blazed (a connector trail) for the first .75 miles. Be careful where you park and be sure to pull as far off the road as possible. There is no designated parking at the trailhead on Notch Inn Road, and no trail register. The trail up Daley Ridge is steep but the switch backs are helpful. Right now there are LOTS of nettles out. Once you reach the top of an unnamed 3400 foot peak the rest of the hike to the Devil Path and Plateau Mtn is relatively mild. The hike down Devil Path to Notch Lake and Hwy 214 is brutal, very steep and lots of loose rocks. The final hike back to the start point along 214 is easy because it's all down hill. Highly recommend this hike, although I rate the trail as difficult, but the views make the effort worthwhile. I did not encounter another hiker on this route for the entire hike. If you are looking for solitude, this one may work.

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Sunday, July 01, 2012

Steep and strenuous. Just keeps going up. The top is worth it. Amazing updrafts cool you off and you can see great views of hunter mtn. Then it's like a nature trail for the plateau section. Getting back down is harder than going up. Lots of loose stone and pebbles. And lots of bear poop! Make plenty of noise. And bring plenty of water

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