Garret Mountain Reservation

Garret Mountain Reservation

East-facing view from the Yellow Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin East-facing view from the Yellow Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin
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Situated on a ridge 500 feet above sea level, Garret Mountain Reservation offers several overlooks with panoramic views of northern New Jersey and New York City.  

Garret Mountain, located in Paterson and Woodland Park, is divided into two separate Passaic County parks: Garret Mountain Reservation to the north and Rifle Camp Park to the south.

The 568-acre Garret Mountain Reservation includes Lambert Castle, built in 1893 by Catholina Lambert, a wealthy silk manufacturer.  Many workers believed that he built it...

Park Acreage:

568.00 acres


Woodland Park, Paterson

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Passaic County Parks Department


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Trip Reports

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May 01, 2016
Garrett Mtn. Reservation
This is a typical urban park. Hiked a circular on the yellow and white trails starting and ending at the tower. The trails were well marked and easy to follow, there was lots of broken glass and garbage around, there were terrific views of urban landscape, NYC, Patterson, and I-80. There was shooting from the target range in the morning, in the afternoon, the shooting stopped and it was quiet. Lots of people around, the walk around the lake where I also had lunch was nice and peaceful.
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