Mountainview Nature Park
This is the Hike of the Week for 2/12/2009 as originally described on the Bergen Record website. This hike traverses nearly every trail in the park. The only section not covered is the eastern quarter-mile section of the orange-blazed Mountain trail which leads to the Long Path.

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Tick warning at Mountain trail head


[Photo by Laura]

400 foot climb begins



Views through the trees


View south

 

South or NY Thruway



 


Boundary wall

Water tower through the trees


 


Bear Swamp trail head

Large boulders on Bear Swamp trail

Bear Swamp

Growth on swamp surface
 


Bear Swamp


End of Bear Swamp trail

Wall on Overlook Spur trail
 


Descending to overlook

At the end of Overlook Spur

View from overlook

 



NY Thruway


 


On Goat Path


A rocky section

This section ...
 


... which is narrow and rocky ...

... is aptly named ...

... the Goat Path

 



Budding trees

Dan's trusty Lekis

Saplings
 

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