Sparta Glen Park



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Park Overview:

Located in a unique ravine with great natural beauty and historical interest. A short moderately steep climb leads to an excellent view of Lake Mohawk.

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:1 miles
Park Acreage:120 acres
Sparta Township/Sussex/NJ
Buy Trail Map:Jersey Highlands: Central North Region Trails Map
Park Description:

Follow the rules and keep dogs on leash in this park. Coyotees have been sighted in the area. The park is closed during the winter.

There are multiple picnic areas located near the parking lots. You may discover traces of Revoutionary War era forges and dams.

Trails Overview:

A couple of trail options are available for reaching the outstanding viewpoint overlooking Lake Mohawk.

  1. From the second parking area (first parking lot on the right after going through gated entrance), a blue trail begins opposite the parking lot and soon meets up with a green trail that can be taken up the mountain to the overlook.
  2. From the third parking area (at the end of the paved road), an unmarked trail begins in the right corner of the parking area and climbs, sometimes steeply (and involving some moderate climbing), to the overlook.
Directions: From Exit 34B on US RT-80W merge onto NJ-15 N. Take the exit toward Sparta/Lake Mohawk Business District. Turn right at Blue Heron Rd. Continue straight onto NJ-181 N/Woodport Rd.Turn  right at E Mountain Rd. Turn left at Co Rd 620/Glen Rd. Turn right into park.
Contact Information:Sparta Township
Region:New York City