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August 2010 Blog Posts (6)

D&R Canal State Park - Lambertville - 8/29/10

Opted for a bike ride since it was going to be mid-90s and sunny, and we hadn't been for a ride in awhile. We headed over to our favorite bike route... the Delaware and Raritan Canal towpath. We prefer to bike the towpath, but it would make for easy hiking as well (more like walking really).

The trail surface is level packed dirt or fine crushed stone, basically a rail trail. It is mostly shaded, and runs along the canal and river. …


Added by njHiking.com on August 30, 2010 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Appalachian Trail from Millbrook Road to Crater Lake, Delaware Water Gap NRA - 08/21/2010

I hadn't hiked this part of the A.T. yet so I wanted to see what was there. The views early on are marred by power lines and towers. Views along the rest of the trail are limited. I think with the leaves down, there would be a lot more to see as the A.T. follows a ridge for a good part of this hike and there should be views to both the east and west. One of the advantages of this hike is it starts up high so elevation changes are minimal if you don't feel like a long climb up to reach the A.T.… Continue

Added by Daniela Wagstaff on August 22, 2010 at 11:56am — 1 Comment

Sterling Forest - Bare Rock, Fire Tower - 8/15/10

Finally a “cool” 80 degree partly-sunny day… what a nice change.

Sterling Forest is just over the NJ-NY border in New York, to the west of Harriman State Park. We hadn’t been there in awhile, and decided to check out the Bare Rock trail and Greenwood Lake overlook. There is a small viewpoint trail from the Bare Rock trail that leads to an open area with a wide view over Greenwood lake and makes for a nice break spot.

After that we… Continue

Added by njHiking.com on August 19, 2010 at 1:10pm — No Comments

Maurice River Bluffs

I have to thank NJHiking.com for this hike.. I live about 30-35 minutes from here and never knew it existed. I have tried to do this hike a couple times the past few weeks, but couldn't get a cooperative weather day, but since todays high is ONLY 92, I decided to give it a shot!! Being that this is South Jersey, I was expecting the hike to be fairly flat, and was actually surprised that it…


Added by William and Marieann Bannan on August 11, 2010 at 1:25pm — 1 Comment

The Giant Stairs

This trail is neatly tucked away behind the Palisades Interstate Parkway in the cozy town of Alpine, NJ. The location of the trail-head is still in question, however, I managed to find my way nonetheless. The hike begins on a gravel road that affords a great view of the Hudson River/NYC region. The spectacular view is visible for about half a mile before the trail enters the woods, gradually descending amidst a multitude of beautiful trees. After another half a mile or so, the… Continue

Added by Sara Clasp on August 9, 2010 at 3:01pm — 2 Comments

Stairway to Heaven: Pochuck Valley to Pinwheel Vista - 7/31/10

Gorgeous and diverse section of the Appalachian Trail through northern NJ…

Hike boardwalks, a suspension bridge, hardwood forest, fields of wildflowers, train tracks, a cow pasture, a boulder field...

All of this before steeply climbing up Wawayanda mountain on the “Stairway to Heaven” – lots of stone steps up switchbacks – to one of the best viewpoints in NJ: Pinwheel Vista. You can see the Kittatinny Mountains in the distance, farms in the valley below, and on a clear day,… Continue

Added by njHiking.com on August 2, 2010 at 8:52pm — 1 Comment

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