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High Mountain

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

All kinds of trails. trails vary, some trails are very rocky and others are smooth. Some pretty sick downhills on the back of the mountain on the wayne side. Been riding here for years and still have not found all trails. One tip, if you have a GPS bring it!Got lost exploring and had to bushwack to get to a trail we knew! Pretty Scary!
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Latitude
40.95527061572714
Longitude
-74.19839859008789
Trail Directions
Trail Length
not sure but its pretty big
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
North Haledon
   


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Review Date
July 30, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: jkmacman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
They recently put new trail markers as well as signs to the hi mountain summit.

Recommended Route:
Park at trail head at william paterson university they built a nice kisok there this year. Take red trail and make a left onto yellow and check out the summit, if you have time try the white and blue trail which is my favorite for mtb

Other recommended trails in the same area:
ringwood, ramapo, tourne, sterling forest



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Review Date
March 8, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bikestud ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
My intitial impression is that this is a fun place to ride. Especially good for the intermediate rider. Advanced riders may get bored, but I could be wrong.

It's basically a mix of not-too-wide double track and single track with lots and lots of unmarked side trails I've yet to explore. Some rocky/rooty sections, but not very technical overall. This means you can really get rolling on the flats.

Climbs are relatively steady with some steep portions, but nothing an average climber with a little fortitude couldn't handle. Despite what previous reviewers have stated, there's next to no hike-a-bikin'.

Can't say much about the descents cause they were icy and I had to walk them, but I imagine they're real fun. What I can say is that they'll offer a fair challenge due to loose rocks. Some opportunities for small jumps/drops

Recommended Route:
From top parking lot, start on red trail take that about .5 mile, then hook up with yellow trail. Eventually the yellow will meet up with red again, which you can take back to the lot (make sure you head SOUTH or you'll end up in Franklin Lakes.

You can do many more miles if you want!

Get the map here: http://www.waynetownship.com/engineer-maps.htm

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Skyline Yellow Trail/Cannonball



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Review Date
February 21, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: AaronD ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Ive riden these trails in the past, I lie right round the bend in wayne so it used to be a quick ride to the university to hit the trails and mess around...from my experience the trails are really better for hiking rather than biking. Its a lot of uphill on loose rock, more of a hike-a-bike than anything. its easy to get lost back there cause the trails seem to have been a little neglected due to university construction etc. Not a bad place to fool around but not the best. Ringwood definatley owns this place by far.

Recommended Route:
map it out or you will get lost.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ramapo (top of skyline) yellow to cannonball over 287 end in oakland.



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Review Date
October 11, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: GlennO ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I'm amazed that this 1300 acre preserve has not been adopted by bicycle clubs and used more often. It's a perfect location for Wayne, Franklin Lakes, Haledon, Paterson, etc. and there's nothing like it. The terrain has unlimited potential that is at least as good if not better than Ringwood, for example. People just need to build more singletrack there. I'm just starting to get into the sport but I got the fever this year and I've been going 3 times a week for the past 6 months. I'd volunteer to help build trails on some weekends if there were people interested that were more experienced at making trails than I am! I imagine you would need to get some permission from Wayne township (etc.) but there has to be a way to do this "legally" that doesn't damage the preserve. The summit offers one of the best views possible of NYC. At almost 1000 feet elevation you're looking down at Paterson and Garret mountain. It's beautiful in there, and even though you're in such a densely populated area you're between two mountain ranges and the only thing you hear is the occasional plane overhead.

Recommended Route:
William Paterson, Lot 6, go straight in over guard rail, make a right and follow yellow trail to summit, loop down the hill at the other end of the summmit and make a left at the bottom onto the red trail. Follow it straight back to WPC. Anyone who can ride up & down the steep summit is an advanced rider IMO!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
This is for beginner/intermediate riding for those wishing to improve their skills (like me):

The Tourne - once you find the good singletrack, killer ride to summit

Lewis Morris - great cardio & very well-maintained trails, a mix of everything

Allaire - part of Atlantic Highlands is less rocky @ lots of fun singletrack.



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Review Date
March 25, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Dave , from Wood-Ridge

Summary:
FYI. You can get a trail map from the Wayne Town Hall, USGS or NJDEP aerial Photos. I have never biked it but Ive hiked it. (Its always good to hike a new place before you bike so dont end up carrying your bike more than you bike. Just a thought). It looks like a good ride down below but you would have to be a Nazi to ride up to the top on the trails i hiked, not saying that it cant be done. Never entered from WPC way but it is by far the easiest entry point that I know of. Also, at the top of High Mt it self, if you make it. Look for a distinct rock out-crop by the view of Manhattan, it abuts about 2 feet high and has and X-cut on the face of it. Not sure how true it is but i met a guy up on the Garret Mt. over look who was really into mapping last year. He claimed the X-cut up there was from the original survey of NYC harbor in the 1700s or so. Well I found it, its there. The guy seemed legit. If anyone knows any thing else about it being true, email me. Thanks. Have a great ride.

Recommended Route:
Enter via trail head from William Paterson College or look at a count or delorme road map.



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