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We needed a moderate-yet-pretty trail to do with some friends who were getting back into hiking shape, so we headed over to Jenny Jump. We hadn't been there in just about two years exactly.

There are several nice scenic viewpoints, including of the Delaware Water Gap. The hike leads to Ghost Lake, which is a small but pretty lily-pond filled lake. The trails are very lush and green, and some areas remind us of the Pacific Northwest.

Miles: 5.7. Rocky with some hills - and the return from Ghost Lake is uphill.

This must be the year of the Snake. We saw 4 on our last hike, and on this hike we saw 2 in under 6 miles. Both were black snakes, and the 2nd had to have been the longest snake we have ever encountered outside of a zoo - It was easily 6', probably closer to 7'.

 

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Comment by Daniela Wagstaff on May 26, 2011 at 4:39pm
Did you by chance pick up a copy of the map while you were there?  I think I read somewhere recently that the park already has maps showing the new Jenny Jump Trail.  Don't know if that is true or not or if I am remembering correctly.
Comment by njHiking.com on May 26, 2011 at 5:22pm

We went straight to the parking lot to meet friends and I forgot to check unfortunately. I did see this a few days ago though, it's blurry but you can get the idea:

http://thinkebiz.blogs.com/.a/6a00d8345472d069e201538eab03c9970b-popup

 

According to this link (where the map is from) the trail is scheduled to open in the Fall after a final section is completed. We figured we'd check it out once it was done, I wasn't sure if I should be directing people to it before it was finished.

http://www.taking-a-hike.com/2011/05/jenny-jump-the-new-blue-trail....

 

It will be really nice to be able to do a hike longer than 6m in this park!

Comment by Daniela Wagstaff on May 26, 2011 at 5:52pm
Thanks!  That is very helpful.  I'll save the info for when the trail officially opens (and hopefully the mosquitoes are gone).

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