Top Adventures in West Milford

  • Hike the Terrace Pond North - South Loop

    From Warwick Road, parking at the northernmost road side parking area, cross the road, and the Terrace Pond North trail (marked with blue blazes) begins as a steady climb until you gain a ridge that offers some great views for several miles. Event...

    10.7 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike Bearfort Mountain

    Bearfort Mountain is a great weekend morning hike that borders NJ and NY. Parking can be tricky as the entrance to the lot looks like it is Greenwood Lake Marina's boat storage area. Once parked, find the trail entrance at the top of the little hi...

  • Camp at Wawayanda State Park

    Bring along your friends for this one – the park offers only group campsites, three in all, which can take a range of 15 to 35 people. The sites do not have water on site, but you can haul water from the main office. Rates run between $30 and $50 ...

  • Hike the Hank's Pond Loop

    Hank's Pond loop can be accessed from the south at the corner of Clinton road and Van Orden road or from the north, parking at the lot on Stephens road.  I hiked from the south on this trip.  Follow the wide trail known as Hank's East trail marked...

    7 miles 500 ft gain

  • Explore Ringwood Manor State Park

    On my way to the drive-in, I saw a sign for Ringwood Manor estate and wanted to adventure around. The parking is easy and the property was beautiful!As we walked through the estate, we found:a quaint tree foresta small cemetery with headstones hu...

    1.3 miles

  • Hike to Chikahoki Falls

    This is a fairly easy hike that is great for the whole family to see the fall foliage and experience a great waterfall. It is a short hike through the woods to get to the falls with other loops available for those that want to hike more.

  • Thru Hike the Four Birds Trail

    The Four Birds Trail is about 19 miles long and is a great thru hike or can be done in sections as out and back hikes or part of loop hikes with other trails.  Starting from the north, the trail ascends gradually over easy terrain until you reach ...

    19 miles 1200 ft gain

  • Hike the Apshawa Preserve

    This is a pretty straightforward loop-hike that has you crossing a few bridges, a stream and getting some incredible views if you are up for it. Ironically you are close to some homes so you will potentially see some people in their backyards. You...

  • Hike to the Sterling Ridge Fire Tower

    Start out by turning right when you walk out of the visitor center onto Sterling Lake Loop (Blue Blazes). The visitor center is worth going in as they have a full diorama of the park with LED light to show trail routes. About .3 miles into the hik...

    8.5 miles

  • Hike to Ramapo Lake and the Van Slyke Castle

    Begin at the MacEvoy Trailhead (blue blazes), at the end of the parking lot. A moderate uphill climb and stream crossing will take you up towards Ramapo Lake. Following the blazes, take two left turns, then a right, as the trail approaches the sho...

  • Hike the Stairway to Heaven

    This popular hike starts out on the Appalachian Trail (AT, white blazes). You begin on a boardwalk that crosses over a marsh, then you leave the boardwalk and enter a forested area. At around 1.4 miles, follow a bicycle path, Canal Road, then turn...

    7.4 miles 1050 ft gain

  • Hike the Halifax Trail and Ruins in the Ramapo Valley Reservation

    To start, I recommend coming in the early morning or afternoon, as the parking lot fills up with people hiking, fishing or going for a walk with their family. I usually get my luckiest before 9. This park is as relaxing or exciting as you want to ...

    8.25 miles 500 ft gain

  • Nearby camping, hotels, and more

    • Franklin, New Jersey

      Camp Sparta

      Amazing site in the heart of Sparta, NJ. The perfect, easy, camping getaway for all, and all you have to bring are cozy blankets and yummy food. Fishing, swimming and kayaking( bring your own) a...

      From $100/night

    • Sparta, New Jersey

      Camp Lake Grinnell

      Campsite on secluded property and an extremely short walk to the lake where you can kayak (bring your own). There are horses on the property nearby and we own a restaurant where you are welcome to ...

      From $140/night

    • Monroe, New York

      Blooming Hill Farm

      Campsite is located on a hilltop meadow in the back 25 acres of our farm. Great views and plenty of privacy, with our organic farm-to-table cafe and market just a short drive from the campsite. If...

      From $99/night

    • Tomkins Cove, New York

      Bear Mountain Inn

      This 63-room Inn handles Wedding and Corporate events up to 250 people. The Full Services Restaurant serve Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and our Café and Store are open Daily. 

      From $109/night

    • Cuddebackville, New York

      Deerpark / New York City NW KOA

    • Bloomingburg, New York

      Camp Winterton

      Come stay on an up and coming 32-acre lavender, maple and produce farm just 90 minutes from NYC. Enjoy your secluded campsite on the Shawangunk Kill as you listen to the streams, take a dip in th...

      From $100/night

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