Appalachian Trail (One Way Section Hike) Start: Wawayanda State Park

  • April 19, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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THIS IS NOT A HIKE FOR BEGINNERS! It is a moderate-strenuous hike with an approximate distance of 8 miles. Time:[masked] hours depending on lunch and scenic view stops.

This is a one way hike on the Appalachian Trail from Wawayanda State Park to CR 517 in Vernon, New Jersey. Expect scenic viewpoints; (Pinwheel Vista) and steep elevation (1000 ft.) declines (Stairway to Heaven) and inclines. The hike ends on the Pochuck Boardwalk section of the AT at CR Route 517.

MEET AT THE END OF THE HIKE FIRST @ 9:30 AM so we can determine the amount of cars necessary to transport hikers to the starting point at Wawayanda State Park.

There is parking along the guardrail at this Appalachian Trail crossing over County Route 517. This parking area is between Carol Drive and Meadowlark Drive on County Route 517, Vernon, NJ.

GPS Coordinates;
N 41.14'04.4" W[masked]".
A  GPS address you can use is:
1 Meadowlark Drive, Vernon, NJ 07462. Turn into this street, then turnaround and park on County Route 517 along guardrail. There is a brown Appalachian Trail sign with a hikers graphic here.

Following, is a link to history about this boardwalk section of the AT in Vernon. It will amaze you to see its path and construction.

http://www.njskylands.com/odhikepochuck.htm

At the end of hike, hikers will be driven back to their vehicles at Wawayanda State Park.

OPTIONAL: We can grab a meal following hike's end at "Smokeys" in Vernon which has excellent food and service.
http://www.smokeystavern.com

Weather:Light rain okay. Heavy rain/snow cancels. Check this site for updates.

Equipment: Sturdy hiking shoes. Appropriate weather gear. Water (at least 2 liters). Snacks/lunch & hiking poles (if needed). Camera. Good conversation. Positive and environmentally friendly attitude. Leaders cell # emailed day of hike to members who are attending.

RISK DISCLAIMER:Please remember this is a social event and not a professionally guided hike.  By participating in this hike, you are agreeing not to hold anybody responsible for injuries or accidents, and you acknowledge hiking is a dangerous activity that could lead to injury or death. Always come prepared and equipped as if you are hiking on your own.  In the event of an emergency, your fellow hikers will do their best for you, but there is no guarantee any of the participants will have medical or rescue training.

By participating in this event you also acknowledge that you understand the level of difficulty and are physically capable, properly attired and have the necessary gear and supplies required for participation in this activity.

 

 

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  • Hala

    Thank you SO MUCH Mike and everyone for the absolutely gorgeous views, terrain and interesting conversation. I do hope I'll get to hike with you again next time I'm around. I will upload the pictures some time today.

    1 · April 20

  • Jim L

    Can somebody pleasecall me I'm lost[masked]

    April 19

    • Michael C

      Hike leaders phone number sent morning of hike. Guess you didnt read the hike info?

      April 19

  • Jim L

    Found it. Thirty minutes late. Sorry but those were some
    crappy directions. See you next time.

    April 19

    • Michael C

      Crappy directions? It's the year 2014. With a physical street address and GPS coordinates its amazing you couldnt find it? Even w/o GPS you could have gone to a library had a librarian instruct you on how to use a computer and Google maps! Next time please read the information about the hike thoroughly before making such a blind statement! No one else had a problem and you never called!

      April 19

  • Bob

    Great hike

    April 19

  • Hala

    I think I'm very close. Can someone give me a landmark please? I'm next to mountain creek action park

    April 19

    • Hala

      I think I got. Few minutes late

      April 19

  • Sharon

    So sorry I can't make this one after all. I'll hope for the next one. Have fun!

    April 18

  • Tim

    No heating unit work. So I'm in!

    1 · April 16

  • Maurice

    Next time.

    April 14

  • A former member
    A former member

    Would love to do this with you guys but I will not be in the area. Enjoy!

    April 13

  • Tim

    I'm in as long as as I don't have to change the heating unit in my house:-/

    April 13

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