We decided to wander around Wawayanda on a fine September day - pleasant and in the mid 70s. As usual, we just slung together a route as we went.
- terrain is easy to moderate; distance challenging. Plenty of options for smaller loops here. Wawayanda terrain is less rocky and pretty level (most are old woods roads), and quite pleasant compared to what's usual in North Jersey.
It's also a very pretty park, and the trails are full of mountain laurel and rhododendron (come in May/June for their blooms, a lot along Pumphouse and Double Pond trails).
Google Maps and our GPS program show several of the trails here as drivable roads... they aren't. It's allowed on part of Cherry Ridge but you really want one of the main lots. Wawayanda charges a entrance fee Memorial - Labor day; which is covered by the NJ State Park Pass
Starting from the parking lot just inside the park... Hoerferlin (BLUE) north - Woods Road - AT (WHITE) - Iron Mountain (BLUE diamond on white) - Pumphouse (ORANGE) - Cherry Ridge Road (Black zig-zag on white) - RED DOT - Double Pond (YELLOW) - Hoeferlin (BLUE)Our full blog post is here, and hike info/photo/video is on our Wawayanda page.
from a spur trail off Pumphouse