Our 2 clubs offer 2 different hiking paces: (1) fast or (2) moderate. Our day hikes extend from Northern New Jersey to the Adirondacks...and everything in between!
MODERATE: The West Milford 13ers offer moderately paced hikes in and around the Heart of the North Jersey Highlands. We are dedicated to supporting sustainable tourism: climb all 13 local peaks & become an official 13er. See calendar below.
FAST: The WWW Hiking Club offers 14 fast-paced, steep, strenuous hikes per year. For women & men with strong legs and good cardiovascular fitness. Hikes take place in Upstate New York State and New Jersey.
WE SUPPORT THE TRAIL CONFERENCE!! Annual WWW membership is $69/year and directly supports the people who make the 2,000+ miles of trails we all enjoy for free. Your WWW membership includes:
- 26 hikes
- Free full-year membership to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
- All Trail Conference discounts and benefits
100% of WWW membership dues are contributed to the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference. View photos from our Bontincou Crag hike: Climb the Crag album
BD = Moderate hikes (West Milford 13ers/Baker's Dozen hikes) WWW = Strenuous, fast-paced hikes (Weis Wyanokie Wanderers)
To be added to the hike email list (for directions, meeting locations and weather updates), contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, April 6, 9:30am
The Ultimate Bear Mtn Exploration - WWW Challenging hike that lives up to its name: discover spectacular, historic, and seldom-seen sides of this majestic mountain. Explore former, current and future routes with spectacular views. Surprisingly tough 8-9 mile hike.
Saturday, April 12, 9am
Monster Mines of Harriman - WWW & BD Two hikes! There will be a short/moderate loop and a long/strenuous loop, both starting and ending at the same place...explore several historic mines, some large enough to partially enter. Great mountain top and lakeside views, rock formations and deep woods hiking.
Sunday, May 11, 9am
Assiniwikam Mountain and Wyanokie High Point - BD Explore the bare rock summits dubbed New Jersey's "mini-Adirondack's" by author Bruce Scofield. 6 miles, moderate pace, with some rugged terrain. Excellent views, bring a camera.
Sunday, June 22, 9am
Surprise Lake Solstice Hike - BD Hike the Bearfort Mountain backcountry through wild rhododendron and hemlock forests. Cool your heels at Surprise Lake and check out bird's eye views overlooking Greenwood Lake. 6 miles, moderate pace, with some rugged terrain.
Sam's Point, Ice Caves & VerKeerderkill Falls
Harriman-Bear Mtn adventures
Hook Mountain & the Tors
Cost is $8 per person per hike. To get on the email list contact: email@example.com
West Milford Baker's Dozen: A Hiker's Guide to Climbing the Heart of the Highland's Greatest Peaks
The official guide book to the Baker's Dozen Challenge has been expanded to 50 pages. It contains 18 hikes (13 official, 4 unofficial, 1 mystery hike) and an area to make notes as you hike. When you have done them all, Don Weise offers you your own official certification of completion.
To order go to: http://www.nynjtc.org Click on "go shopping" then "books" then scroll down to West Milford Baker's Dozen ($9.95 + tax & shipping). New York/New Jersey Trail Conference members get a 25% discount.
NEW BOOK! CALL FOR PHOTOS:
In fall 2013, the NY/NJ Trail Conference will publish the first ever comprehensive guide to circuit (loop) hikes in Harriman & Bear Mountain state parks! Authored by Don Weise, it will contain 34 loop hikes, most with an least one option to lengthen or shorten your trip. Eight of the chapters are suitable for trail running...some are also suitable for X-C skiiing or mountain biking. Maps, photos, historical notes, views, mines, waterfalls and more can be found in the book.
YOU can be part of the book: do you have any great, high-res photos of Harriman/Bear Mtn?Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info or to send in your photos for consideration!
Sunday, Mar 23, 9:30am
Sunday, February 16, 9:30am
Sunday, Feb 23, 9:30am
Skylands Signs of Color Hike - BD The mountains, meadows and ponds around NJ Botanical Gardens are surprisingly colorful in wintertime. Break out of cabin fever mode and check out the arboretum, bamboo/grasses, views and curiosities on this 6-mile loop hike. Proper winter hiking gear and footwear required.
Wild thimbleberries grow along in upstate New York near the Finger Lakes and Great Lakes. The tart berries like limestone soil and look like a thimble when picked from the plant.
With over 100 miles of hiking trails, mountain top lakes, spectacular cliffs and scenery, wild West Milford is the perfect hiking getaway for New York and New Jersey residents!
Climb all 13 of West Milford, New Jersey's rocky peaks and become a West Milford 13er.
Or for an even greater adventure, take the Winter 17er Challenge. For more information email email@example.com
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