A hike with tons of views of Greenwood Lake and the surrounding NJ/NY area, a nice lake, and multiple rock scrambles.
Ernest Walter follows a ridge overlooking Greenwood Lake, then to Surprise Lake, then some more views. The trail is interesting… rugged with a few decent scrambling sections.
For detailed hike directions, maps, photos and GPS coordinates, visit our Best Hikes in NJ – Bearfort Ridge – Surprise Lake page. Mileage: 5.9 miles, challenging… We debated on whether to rate this as “challenging” or not. It’s not a long loop, and in some spots the trail is actually easy… but on the Bearfort [...]
(For detailed hike directions, maps, photos, video, and GPS coordinates, visit our Terrace Pond North page) About 5.4 miles round trip. This trail is part of Wawayanda State Park in the Bearfort Ridge area in Hewitt NJ, and is not the more popular route to Terrace Pond. This is an alternate route that appears to [...]
(For For detailed hike directions, maps, photos, video, and GPS coordinates, visit our Echo Lake – Highlands Trail page) 8.3 miles – out and back. Mostly level hiking on moderate trail with a few minor changes in elevation, plus a lot easy woods road walking. Route follows Echo Lake West/Highlands (TEAL Diamond) around the western [...]