Morris Lake Mountain

Morris Lake Mountain

Morris Lake Mountain is a tall narrow mountain that rises steeply from the Sparta Glen and forms the western shore of Newton Reservoir/Morris Lake.

Morris Lake Mountain has a dense, unofficial trail network on its south side, originating at the end of the one-lane asphalt lane that goes through Sparta Glen Park.

Though named for Morris Lake, this mountain's only unobstructed views are of Lake Mohawk. The views of Morris Lake/Newton Reservoir are obstructed, but good nonetheless.

Elevation 1232
Decimal degrees 41.0432, -74.6165
County Sussex
Ownership public
Owner Sparta Glen Park, Newton Water Commission
Topo map Acme Mapper
Nearest higher neighbor Morris County High Point

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Trip Reports

JohnVC climbed Morris Lake Mountain on 08/28/2016
JohnVC climbed Morris Lake Mountain on 08/28/2016
Bill VS climbed Morris Lake Mountain on 08/28/2016
John Bialek (Pumpkinhead) climbed Morris Lake Mountain on 03/19/2016
Stephanie Hardick climbed Morris Lake Mountain on 03/18/2016

Pictures from Morris Lake Mountain

Sign for Sparta Glen Park, where a number of trails branch out onto the mountain.

Sign for Sparta Glen Park, where a number of trails branch out onto the mountain. —Jeff Bennett

End of the asphalt road in Sparta Glen Park.  The trail starts here.

End of the asphalt road in Sparta Glen Park. The trail starts here. —Jeff Bennett

Steep trail.

Steep trail. —Jeff Bennett

Gaining elevation.  View of Sparta Glen.

Gaining elevation. View of Sparta Glen. —Jeff Bennett

Cliffs near the summit.

Cliffs near the summit. —Jeff Bennett

View to east, of Morris Lake/Newton Reservoir.

View to east, of Morris Lake/Newton Reservoir. —Jeff Bennett

View to south of Lake Mohawk.

View to south of Lake Mohawk. —Jeff Bennett

Another view of Lake Mohawk.

Another view of Lake Mohawk. —Jeff Bennett