Explore the New Jersey Highlands by climbing 13 peaks in the town of West Milford, New Jersey. Note that 4 of the peaks (Bearfort Lookout, Buckabear, Dunker, and South Kanouse) are in the Newark Watershed and require a permit to hike ( Challenge created by Don Weise and detailed in his guidebook; see more at


Highest peak

Terrace Pond Overlook

1,486 ft / 452 m

Most prominent peak

Buck Mountain

380 ft / 115 m

Most summited peak

Wyanokie Torne

12 summits

Most difficult peak

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Difficulty breakdown

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Top climbing months

September  25%

July   15%

January   10%

"started from Blue Lake near Tuxedo, NY; White trail to Sterling Ridge trail south to summit; trail can be hard to follow at times, there are several side trails / paths along the way. Some ups and downs, not terribly difficult, not much views on top, but scenic swamp areas along the trail. 4.5miles round trip." - Big Beech Mountain, rex5, Nov 26, 2015