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High Mountain Park Preserve
|Park Overview:|| |
High Mountain Park Preserve features a stunning view of New York City on a clear day. The basalt knob on the western descending section of the Yellow Trail yields a long view over a valley, a reservoir, and occasionally magnificent sunsets
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||11.5 miles|
|Park Acreage:||1260 acres|
|Wayne, North |
|Buy Trail Map:||Jersey Highlands: Central North Region Trails Map|
|Web Map:||Trail map provided by Wayne Township|
|Park Description:|| |
High Mountain Park Preserve contains nearly 1,300 acres located in the Preakness Range, a northern continuation of the Second Watchung Ridge. The Preserve includes High Mountain itself, which features excellent views of New York City. Much of the rest of the Range is occupied by William Paterson University, a golf course and private homes.
|Trails Overview:|| |
The park preserve has five trails ranging from 0.2 to 4.9 miles. The Red Trail [red blaze; 2.0 miles] begins at a trailhead next to the hikers' parking lot [to the west of Parking Lot #6] at the top of College Road; it is also accessible from Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve where an 0.3-mile segment along Reservoir Road connects the two parks [curbside parking is available here]. Other trails branch off the Red Trail, including the Yellow Trail [yellow blaze; 4.9 miles] which features views from High Mountain.
A trail map can be viewed using the Web Map link above. It has not been recently updated and the Red Trail extension into Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve [identified as Haledon Reservoir on the map] is not displayed.
|Contact Information:||Wayne Township Dept Parks and Recreation |