Terrace Pond Loop via Terrace Pond Red and Terrace Pond...

Wawayanda State Park

View of Terrace Pond - Wawayanda State Park - Photo credit: Daniel Chazin View of Terrace Pond - Wawayanda State Park - Photo credit: Daniel Chazin

This loop hike climbs over puddingstone rock outcrops to reach beautiful Terrace Pond and two panoramic viewpoints.

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From the parking area, cross the road and enter the woods at a trailhead with a triple-blue blaze and a triple-yellow blaze. These mark the start, respectively, of the Terrace Pond North Trail and the Terrace Pond South Trail. Follow the yellow blazes, which almost immediately turn right (the blue trail, which goes off to the left, will be your return route.) You will soon find yourself in...

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December 08, 2017
Such a shame...
We hiked the longer loop last weekend and we were really saddened by the amount of graffiti and garbage as we came upon on the trail, especially around the pond. We love this hike and are very disheartened. Also, FYI, a short portion of the white/blue trail, after you climb down those steep rocks, is very wet and could be difficult to cross. There are limbs to use as a bridge but it can be tricky.
July 31, 2016
Parking area P7 on Clinton Rd - for Terrace Pond trails
Take Note:  There is new signage in place at Parking P7 used for Terrace Pond Trails.  Vehicles parked before 8 a.m. and after 8 p.m. will be towed by West Milford PD and NJ State Park Police.  There is continual problem with illegal swimmers, graffiti and mounds of trash left behind.  This affects the enjoyment of others who wish to hike to and around the Pond.  This requires State employees and NYNJTC volunteers to continually remove mounds of garbage as well as covering graffiti.  Not to mention the need for Search & Rescue on a frequent basis.   Therefore, parking is restricted at P7 to Park hours only.  The other parking lot will eventually be completely closed and parking along the road shoulder will be prohibited.  
August 30, 2015
So sad.
Puppy and I did this walk today.  Not a good hike to do on a hot summer weekend. Too crowded from Terrace Pond to the road.  The first 2/3rds of the walk (Yellow Trail south and looping back up) was lovely.   But the trash at Terrace Pond is so sad.  Immense quantities on the north side of the pond all the way back to the south side.  Beer cans, wet clothes, stryrofoam cooler.  I don't mind people partying up there.  I just want them to pack their cr*p out.
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