The bulk of Hasenclever Hill is in New York, but the true summit is in New Jersey.
The true summit lies at the right most end of the mountain's crescent shaped top and is defined by a glacial erratic and a nice bald spot to relax. During the summer months, the summit is surrounded by blackberries and blueberries.
If you follow the mountain's summit curve into New York State, there is an OUTSTANDING southerly view, called "Black Rock", sweeping from Big Beech Mountain all the way to the Ramapos. Black Rock is technically a few feet over the border from New Jersey, but the viewshed is entirely New Jersey.
Bushwack from sterling ridge to hasenclever hill, found 3 distinct view points, one near the summit, looked over the IBM complex to the east, black rock on the ny side, huge viewpoint, one of the better ones.... then a 3rd .2 miles from blackrock.... very similar but smaller........
On the way to big beech the trip fell apart, dog decided to chase a deer, draged me into a swamp, lost map, and compus in one shot..... (no luck finding it) bailed on big beach to avoid being hopelessly lost, kept sterling ridge to my left and followed the valley to a woods road that was the one I started on..... back to blue lake safe and sound....
Keep a strong head on your shoulder, don't panic, and use basic knowledge........ also respect the woods in nj...... the hills May not be big..... but they still can get you..... and they tend to be scrappy
Camera/ phone also lost (new York side,near the swamp by big beech mountian), if anyone does find it, I would like the memory card back, (rest is insured, but I can't get my photos back)- find me on Facebook Thomas j stabler if found
Parked at Ringwood Manor. Used the Blue Trail for a short distance, then bushwacked the rest of the way to summit of Hasenclever Hill. A total of four miles roundtrip.
This was sixth peak of the day. (Preceded Hasenclever Hill, with a 11.5 miles loop hike over Mountain Defiance, Bald Mountain, Drag Hill, Rocky Mountain, Ilgenstein Rock.)