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A 1200-acre natural oasis amid urban sprawl, High Mountain Park Preserve features rolling and sometimes steep terrain that winds through woodlands and wetlands. Its 11.5 miles of trails in the Watchung Mountains reward visitors with vigorous hikes, panoramic summit views of New York City and northern New Jersey, and peaceful waterfalls.Where can I go hiking in New Jersey?
Slightly further way, great hiking can be found at: Stokes State Forest. The Appalachian Trail, the legendary hiking path that runs nearly 2100 miles from Springer Mountain Georgia to the top of Mount Katahdin in Maine, has a substantial section in New Jersey.Where is High Mountain Park Preserve in Wayne NJ?
The mountain's bedrock, of volcanic origin, dates back over 130 million years. *Parking area is on University Drive on the campus of William Paterson U. in Wayne. Open year-round during daylight hours. Tag your preserve visits on Instagram with #HighMountain to have your photos featured here!How many miles of trails in New Jersey?
NY NJ Trail Conference volunteers maintain its trails. The park preserve has five trails ranging from 1.80 to 2.59 miles, plus a short Waterfall Spur. The trail network, which can be viewed by using the Web Map link on this site, facilitates planning loop or lollipop hikes.