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NjHiking.com's Blog – October 2015 Archive (4)

Stairway to Heaven: Pochuck Valley to Pinwheel Vista 10/17/15

Hike boardwalks, a suspension bridge, hardwood forest, fields of wildflowers, train tracks, a cow pasture, a boulder field... before steeply climbing the “Stairway to Heaven” to one of the best viewpoints in NJ: Pinwheel Vista.

The Kittatinny Mountains are visible in the distance, farms in the valley below, and on a clear day, High Point…


Added by njHiking.com on October 21, 2015 at 2:10pm — No Comments

Lemon Squeezer - Appalachian Trail - 10/12/15

Scramble through the Lemon Squeezer – a narrow rock crevice on the Appalachian Trail – and hike past Island Pond, Boston Mine, Green Pond, and the Valley of Boulders.

8.2 miles; moderate. Rugged and rocky trail surface, but other than the Lemon Squeezer area, no real scrambling.

Updated 10/15/15 - Revised…


Added by njHiking.com on October 21, 2015 at 1:50pm — No Comments

Sunrise Mountain - 10/4/15

Nice views of rural Northern NJ from Sunrise Mountain and along the Appalachian Trail, plus hiking through a dense forest.

8.7 miles. Moderate - to difficult, typical rugged north Jersey trail surface. The AT is not as rocky here as it is closer to the Gap. Steady uphill on the Cartwright Trail as well as being quite rocky. Stony Brook can be wet in areas…


Added by njHiking.com on October 7, 2015 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Splitrock Reservoir Loop - 9/10/15

Challenging loop that combines a section of the Four Birds Trail with the Splitrock Trail to circle Splitrock Reservoir.

Enjoy views of the reservoir and Misty Pond from Indian Cliffs. This challenging loop is one of the most difficult hikes in NJ.

11.2 miles; challenging. Suitable for experienced, fit hikers only (seriously, we…


Added by njHiking.com on October 7, 2015 at 3:11pm — No Comments

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