A short, fun, challenging rock scramble up Bonticou Crag and a hike to Table Rocks in New York's Shawangunks.
Our two cents: The Bonticou Crag rock scramble and the views from the top are the stars here and are a must-do. The rest of the hiking in this area is ok and while Table Rocks is worthwhile and has a nice view – it's not overly enthralling.
Trail surface: ranges from dirt woods roads to somewhat rocky…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on October 3, 2014 at 4:07pm — No Comments
Seasonal Notes: The ice caves fill with ice and are closed until passable in spring or summer – but by late summer won’t have much or any ice in them. The falls can dwindle to a trickle in the…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on October 3, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments
My hiking partner wife finally agreed to backpack with me on an overnight and it went so well that I thought I would share. We parked at Lake Tiorati in Harriman State Park, and backpacked mainly on the Long Path about 3.5 miles to the summit of Stockbridge Mountain, where we found lots of tent spots and several…Continue
Added by jerseytrekker on October 2, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
SOme highlights of these 300 miles!
Added by TJ Karakowski on September 5, 2014 at 4:19pm — No Comments
Hi NJ Hiking Gang. I haven't given up posting here - I've been in the woods hiking! Started a Southbound thru hike attempt on July 9th, and just recently (9/3) entered Massachusetts. 600 miles down, 1580 to go!
Here's some highlights of Maine. It's no Jersey of course!
Late August is usually hot so we'd planned a bike ride, but when the forecast showed hiking weather we quickly switched gears and opted for a hike.
To keep it simple I picked out an area in Harriman that we hadn’t been to in awhile and chose a hike…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on September 4, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments
We’d done this route just once, in March of 2010 (“Norvin Green – Lake Sonoma and Overlook Trails”). There were several expansive viewpoints so we wanted do it again when everything is in bloom.
Turns out there are a few less views with the leaves on the trees, but…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on August 22, 2014 at 12:42pm — No Comments
The parking lot for the Cooper Gristmill was roped off when we arrived... I knew that the Black River Trail can be picked up just down the road at Chubb Park or we could try the parking lot at Kay Center and start the loop from there – or…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on July 17, 2014 at 11:46am — No Comments
This is one of those hikes where there are so many excellent vistas that they almost get old.
And that's before arriving at Terrace Pond, one of the prettiest hike destinations in the state.
The trail starts through a rhododendron tunnel and then heads uphill to arrive at the first viewpoint in just over a half mile.
Added by njHiking.com on June 27, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments
We’re the first to admit that even some of the best routes have some boring stretches or areas that lack a little in the scenery department that you overlook because of a great destination.
Not this route.
Hike through a beautiful hemlock forest on…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on June 18, 2014 at 5:29pm — No Comments
Great park. Perhaps not the best day hiking spot, but good campground and Saturday night fun at the observatory.
For detailed hike directions, maps, GPX, and photos, visit our “Norvin Green State Forest” page.
Norvin Green is one of the best areas in the state for hiking, in our opinion – it has a network of rugged trails with plenty of expansive views and some nice waterfalls for payoff.
We've done this route many times, but not for about five years so it was time to hit it up again. First…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on June 5, 2014 at 12:58pm — No Comments
We hadn’t been since 2009, and planned on doing a similar but longer route by just going further on Highlands to Staats Rd. and then backtracking to the Switchback trail…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on May 29, 2014 at 12:09pm — No Comments
We only had Sunday available to hike so – of course – the weather threatened to be iffy. So we opted to hit up Jockey Hollow where we could get a decent hike in but it’s only just over an hour drive away.
The park was turning greener but wasn’t in full bloom yet. Most people were jogging or walking dogs on the park roads, and we only passed a handful of…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on May 9, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments
Headed up to Stokes for the 3rd annual “May Days” cabin outing on Friday, May 2nd. This year I had bagged my 1st choice - cabin #6. It’s a great waterfront location with a neighbor on only one side and a nice picnic table/fire ring backyard. The only issue at #6 is waterfront access which is very swampy and unuseable, but that’s pretty much true of all the cabin sites.
I was joined by my Dad(TK), Uncle Jim(JK) and cousin Will(WK). JK and WK had…Continue
March was dubstep, April is ragtime. I'll be doing spoken word by the fall! Great hike, lots of views and lots of history. And hopefully the end of cold weather camping for 6 months.
Added by TJ Karakowski on April 30, 2014 at 11:03am — No Comments
Having a site that contains your prior hikes often comes in handy when trying to decide where to go. We hadn't been since 2009, when our hike had been cut short by a bear (“…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on April 22, 2014 at 8:55pm — No Comments
Planing a few hikes , do some fishing on flat brook .And just have fun with my son , camping at bear creek campground……Well back from 3 day camping trip . Had great time , temps in the 40's midday ,woke up to 20 degrees Thursday morn. fishing was slow on the flat brook . Hiked Tilmans ravine , then on to Buttermilk falls ,followed blue trial to top then back down . Friday checked out the tammany trail at the gap , great views of the delaware river . Now I need to buy the trail maps .…Continue
A new trail map for Apshawa came out last September, and while it's not unusual for trails to change, there are some huge differences since we last hiked this in Nov. 2010 ("Apshawa Preserve").
In addition to some changes in route configurations, a few trail colors have changed (the trail in the beginning…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on April 14, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments