High Mountain Park Preserve

High Mountain Park Preserve

New York City Skyline from High Mountain - Photo credit: Daniel Chazin New York City Skyline from High Mountain - Photo credit: Daniel Chazin
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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 Summit Trail yields a long view over a valley, a reservoir, and occasionally magnificent sunsets

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.


Park Acreage:

1260.00 acres


Wayne, North Haledon

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Contact Information

Web Link:

Wayne Township Dept Parks and Recreation


(973) 694-1800



Dogs in park:

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Trip Reports

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September 04, 2013
Blue trail
I just walked the loop part of Blue today for the first time in years.  Missed a few turns, got stuck in mud near far N.W turn, but good to see the marks as they should be.  Very little sign of use. I entered from Berdan Ave near Toys Are Us traffic light and walked in anti clockwise direction.  I didn't see the fork point coming from South West, but realized I had got on trail back to Valley Road and turned around and easily saw the left& right symbols on the same tree.  I recall that there was s sign sometime around 2004 or 2005 when I was a regular there.   Robert Fouchaux, Montclair,  formerly of North Haledon and 75 year veteran of High Mountain trails.
December 16, 2012
Blue Trail in Pancake Hollow has been reblazed
The blue-blazed Pancake Hollow Trail has been reblazed and is now easily followed.
Daniel Chazin
September 08, 2010
High Mountain
Some of the Blue trail sections in the Pancake Hollow area are in poor condition and are in the process of being refurbished and we caution hikers to be extra alert. A GPS may prove helpful.
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