Sunday, August 27, 2023

Bearfort Mountain: New Terrace Pond North Trail

Bearfort Mountain: New Terrace Pond North Trail
Wawayanda State Park,
Passaic Co.,
New Jersey

Hiking Trails:
Terrace Pond North Spur Trail: Blue/black blaze
Terrace Pond North Loop Trail: Blue blaze

Total Time: 2:40 hour
Estimated Distance: 3.8 Miles

Pros: Nice climb, great views, and scenic area
Cons: None
Hike Type: Out and back
Level of Difficulty: Difficult

Google Maps of Parking:

Hiking Partner:
Shimmy Rosenberg

This is one of my favorite areas in New Jersey. The terrain is very scenic with cool rock formations and great views. The ridge on the western side of Greenwood Lake extends south and is known as Bearfort Mountain, and has a network of scenic trails along the ridge. The trails were recently rerouted, with a new trail created along the ridge.

We parked on Warwick Turnpike and took the Terrance Pond Trail up the mountain, passing several great views along the ridge. We then took the Terrace Pond North Trail further up the higher part of the ridge to some more good views. When we reached the gas pipeline we found it to be very overgrown, so we turned around at that point and headed back along the same route.

Map of the Route

Start of the Trail at the Trailhead

First View on Bearfort

Bearfort Mountain Terrain

Greemwood Lake in the Distance

Terrace Pond North Spur Trail & Terrace Pond North Loop Trail Intersection

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