Terrace Pond South - Intermediate to Advanced Hike

Terrace Pond South

Wawayanda State Park

Terrace Pond

Summary: Very popular hiking destination in West Milford, NJ. This moderately challenging loop combines pleasant forest walking with rocky scrambles and passes by pretty Terrace Pond.

4.8 miles – Most books seem to rate this loop as “challenging” … but we’d clarify that a little:

  • Beginner/Intermediate hiker: we would rate this as a challenge because of all the rock ledges that need to be negotiated, and the moderate length. A lot of the hiking in the beginning is just a bit rocky and there are some easy woods road sections. From the pond on, it’s downhill but a lot of rocky scrambling.
  • Experienced hiker: the length on this is way too short to create a challenge. The trail is lovely, the Pond is a great destination, and the scrambling will keep you interested – so it’s absolutely worth doing. You could always piece together a longer route using other trails.

 

Pace: Moderate
Estimated Time: About 3 Hours

Estimated Miles: 5
Fee: $2.00/person (Cash Only)

Be Prepared with:

- Hiking boots or sneakers. Regular sneakers are ok as long as they are sturdy & protect your feet.

- WATER!! bring at least 2 bottles.
- Sun block, sun glasses, hat & bug spray (Good to get one that repels Ticks!)
- Snacks for energy: Trail Mix, energy bar, or fruit etc.
- light weight pants or shorts (it's too hot for jeans & they'll weigh you down)
- plastic bag for trash. Carry in, carry out policy. There are No Trash cans.
- toilet paper (just in-case)
- Don't forget your camera!
(best to carry everything in a small day/back pack if you have one)

 

*Hike will be canceled in the event of thunder & lightening or heavy rain

Directions:

From 287 North take exit 52 B to Butler, take rt. 23 North into West Milford. From the 287 intersection, go approx. 9.6 miles and make a right onto Clinton Rd. Follow Clinton Rd for about 7.8 miles. You will pass Clinton Reservoir and beautiful, thick woods. The trail head parking is on the left side of Clinton Rd and is an unpaved lot. We will be meeting in lot P7.  If you pass the gas pipeline and start seeing lots of civilization, you went just a little too far!

https://maps.google.com/maps?daddr=41.146551,-74.403641&hl=en&ll=41.146636,-74.402171&spn=0.007005,0.016512&sll=41.14468,-74.40541&sspn=0.007005,0.016512&geocode=FbfYcwIdx7CQ-w&t=h&mra=mr&z=17

 

Look forward to seeing you there!

Jessica

 

DISCLAIMER: Your attendance on a hike is strictly voluntary and you assume full responsibility of your own safety and bringing appropriate gear. I am not a professional guide and I don’t have wilderness medical training. By rsvping “Yes” and attending the hike you agree not to hold me or any other member of this group liable for any accidents or injuries .

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  • Alex

    Great hike with great people. Terrain was good too so we had a nice workout.

    July 14, 2013

  • Melissa

    A great challenging hike with great peeps!

    July 14, 2013

  • Dave B

    Nice meeting everyone, hope to see ya soon.

    July 14, 2013

  • Lorenz F.

    The Hike was good and the group of Hikers was even better!! I really enjoyed the day and had a great time hanging out with everyone!!

    July 14, 2013

  • Anas

    I followed the map link at the top of the post. It takes you a completely different Clinton Roan in West Caldwell. The link and directions at the bottom leads to the right place in West Milford. Unfortunately, it was too late to redirect myself. Enjoy.

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    If you need us[masked]

    July 14, 2013

    • Viraj

      Thanks Faith. The map says I'm about 40 minutes away. I'll have to catch you next time.

      July 14, 2013

  • Viraj

    I am lost too

    July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      We are on Clinton Rd in West Milford. We are heading in now tho! Im sorry if anyone is lost!

      July 14, 2013

  • Dave

    Well, I wanted to come along. Though the directions look ok (now that I read them - my bad) the map was totally wrong, which is what I looked at. No one here in Caldwell. Have fun.

    July 14, 2013

    • Viraj

      Me too. I should have read the directions instead of just going with the map.

      July 14, 2013

  • Mushir S

    We got totally lost. We are in Clinton according to the GPS and I believe we are supposed to be in West Milford. Have fun guys.

    July 14, 2013

  • Ken

    sorry, woke up late this morning. have fun guys

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'll be joining Faith and Melissa in the back with the rest of the slow people.

    2 · July 11, 2013

    • Lorenz F.

      I think I'll be joining you guys too!!

      July 13, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I think you guys just don't want me to feel bad about myself! Haha

      July 13, 2013

  • Jessica O

    See everyone tomorrow! The course is rocky and has some muddy areas so please be prepared with hiking shoes. We will be starting the hike promptly at 10 AM so please be on time. If you need me feel free to reach me at (908)[masked]

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi , please let me know if you do carpooling from. Jersey city or manhattan

    July 6, 2013

  • Melissa

    From the description I'll be walking with Faith - those rock scrambles slow me down :)

    July 2, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Party in the back of the bus! Woot woot!!

      July 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can be your sweeper cuz you KNOW I will be at the end of the line! Haha

    July 1, 2013

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