Join us for a moderate 8-mile hike plus climb up Buttermilk Falls - NJ's highest waterfall which are 200' high. We will start with a steep, rocky climb past the falls to reach the Appalachian Trail [total elevation 1,000+]. Once on the AT, we will cover easier terrain taking wood roads around Crater Lake as well as Hemlock Pond. After our steep downhill and if conditions are favorable, we will consider any interest in stopping at Tillman's Ravine for an easy short one-mile trek through its beautiful evergreen forest rich with fern and cascades. Meet at Buttermilk Falls parking lot at 9:30am SHARP. As a precaution, WEAR ORANGE. Bring sturdy footwear, lunch/snacks and water; sorry no dogs allowed. This is an all-day activity. Heavy rain cancels. Optional post-hike refreshment stop.
Please note: Mountain Road may still have several rough road surface areas; if possible travel in a vehicle with high clearance.
For additional information including directions and leader's contact info, refer to the AMC listing: