Lake Lookout

West Milford, New Jersey 7480

Lake Lookout

Lake Lookout Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This out-and-back hike travels through hardwood forest: beeches, oaks, and maples. Pass through canyons of rhododendrons, mountain laurel, and hemlocks. Climb to the top of ridges edged by granite cliffs. Skirt a bog and swamp. All with the potential to observe wildlife: bear, deer, porcupine, and an array of birds. Arrive at secluded Lake Lookout, an ideal lunch spot.

After thousands of years the lakes gradually fill with earthen debris and eventually plant growth. Each year the water level fluctuates, rising during the winter snows and spring rains and evaporating during the summer. The succession appears like a painting: The foreground germinates skunk cabbage, ferns, and sedges; the middle ground grows spicebush, blueberry, and witch hazel; and in the background stand red maples, yellow birch, and eastern hemlocks."

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Trail Information

West Milford
Nearby City
5.2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
3 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Wawayanda State Park
Local Contacts
DeLorme New Jersey Atlas & Gazetteer
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018