Wawayanda 1 Way Way Yonder

Highland Lakes, New Jersey 07422

Wawayanda 1 Way Way Yonder

Wawayanda 1: Way Way Yonder Professional Review and Guide

"If you feel pangs of pain on finishing this hike, those may owe more to the regret of leaving such a pristine environment than any blisters accumulated during the outing. From the heights of its granite-graced ridgetops to the depths of a sprawling rhododendron swamp, there is nothing run-of-the-mill about Wawayanda State Park. Spend a day on the vast network of trails of this wa-wa-wonderful property, and you’re bound to see wildflowers and wildlife, but relatively few people."

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"Wawayanda is a beautiful 10,000-acre state park in the New Jersey Highlands. Laced with centuries-old logging roads and natural beauty, this park provides a wild and magnificent setting for mountain biking. A moderately challenging 8-mile loop trail along a road through the woods leads to a pristine forest of large rock outcrops, evergreens, hardwoods, and wetlands. Beginners will be put to the test by trails that loop around small hills, dip into creek valleys, climb rolling ridge crests, and skirt major hilltops. Gonzo gearheads, when not blasting along on some smooth doubletrack, may have time to appreciate the interesting natural arena.

Mountain bikers should bring their nonbiker friends. The park is located along the New York border in Sussex and Passaic counties. The main entrance to the park is located on Warwick Turnpike approximately 3 miles north of Upper Greenwood Lake. The Wawayanda "plateau" is not a geological plateau but rather a flat-topped mountain ridge with elevations ranging from 1,200' to 7,300'. The majority of trails described in this ride explore old wooded roads that reside at those elevations."

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Trail Information

Highland Lakes
Nearby City
941 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
4 hours
Wawayanda State Park
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Oct 2018