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Winter Hike: Stairway to Heaven-Pinwheel Vista New Jersey

Please read carefully: This event is being hosted by Dave Cervini's and several of their partner Meet Up groups.  The number of people you see registered on your Meet Up represent only a portion of those actually attending. If you have any questions or want to know how many are attending from all groups please contact the event host at [masked]

Join a fun group of NYSN members and friends for this special Winter Hike The Pinwheel Vista/Stairway to Heaven trail offers a challenging hike with amazing views.  The group will meet at Columbus Circle for the van ride to the hike.  What to expect:

Total Distance: 2.9 miles Difficulty –  7/10 (1000 ft elevation gain – about a mile climb up the mountain)

Plan: Pick people up outside Colosseum bar – about 1.5 hour drive to trailhead. Hike, eat lunch at the top of the mountain, come down and hit up the farmstand across the road for fresh produce/seasonal items.

Description: Climb the “Stairway to Heaven,” a stone staircase winding up Wawayanda Mountain, to Pinwheel Vista, offering up one of the best viewpoints in New Jersey. As part of the Appalachian Trail, this hike offers views of Vernon Valley, Pochuck Mountain, the Kittatinny's, and the Catskills.

What to expect: This hike is a 7/10. It is about 3 miles, including 1 mile of incline as we climb the mountain. The group will meet near Columbus Circle at 9am.  It will be a 90 minute ride to the hike.

Following the hike the group will go to the nearby farmstand for fresh produce and seasonal items.

Cost: $60 



Dress/What to bring: Hiking shoes or sneakers are required, dress for the weather, 2-3 liters of water, bag lunch. Sunblock, a thermos if you have one!

Can I come alone?  Yes 99% of those attending will likely sign up on their own.

What if bad weather?  Refunds will be given if the hiking conditions are considered not favorable or unsafe.

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