Wright Pond Cliffs is named for the series of high cliffs overlooking Wright Pond and Byram Park. Climbing the mountain is a great challenge from the east and south, but there are passable notches through the cliffs.
Like Westby Ridge, Wright Pond Cliffs is owned by Hudson Farm, a private game reserve that is only open to hikers two days per year. Please check back on this website to see when those dates are. Please respect the property owner and do not trespass.
Followed primative woods road down from Westby Ridge and connected to original woods road I had been on. Turned left (east) towards Wright Pond Cliffs. Initially took incorrect right turn and ended up in a a clearing where I was a amazed to see a beautiful Eagle souring from tree to tree. This was one of the hike hilites. Backtracked and then found the correct woods road which lead all the way to the summit. Just had a very short bushwhack finally to the summit point. Then continued on the fading woods road to the overlook where there was a fireplace and views to the pond below. Returned to my car. Texted my contact who said he was happy I enjoyed my hike. #41.
Hiked 3 miles round trip to summit Westby Ridge and Wright Pond Cliffs. Still some snow on the ground from the storm a couple of days ago. I obtained permission ahead of time from Hudson Farms (they are very welcoming/accommodating for NJ1K hikers). Thank you Hudson Farms! Westby and Wright Pond were to first and second of four peaks for the day.
After descending down Westby Ridge, Thomas Patrick and I found the woods road that led us to Wright Pond Cliffs. Taking the right fork at the base of Wright Pond Cliffs, we followed the woods road to the summit area. We followed the road back down, and went through the col between pack 1066 and Wright Pond Cliffs, and closely followed our steps back to CO Johnson Park.
The staff at Hudson Farms couldn't be more cordial about allowing access!