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Hike High Point State Park

High Point State Park rests on the highest point in New Jersey and is marked by an obelisk-shaped 220-foot-tall monument, the base of which is 1,803 feet above sea level. The climb up the Monument Trail provides spectacular views all the way to the Taconics to the northeast and into Pennsylvania to the northwest. There is a stone- stepped walkway to get to the monument and may be considered strenuous for some. Total mileage should be anywhere from 5 to 7. Time on the trails will be approximately 3-4 hours.

The Cedar Swamp trail features a mountaintop cedar bog. This large swamp of Atlantic white cedar trees is the farthest inland swamp of this type known to exist.

Due to rocky sections of the trail, hiking boots with sturdy ankle support are highly recommended. This area tends to be a few degrees colder because of the elevation and dressing in layers and avoiding cotton is suggested.

We will eat at the Sussex Inn after the hike

DIRECTIONS:

GPS coordinates: N[masked]' W[masked]'.

From New York City: Rt. 80 West, Rt. 23 North.
From Hudson Valley: Rt. 87 South, Rt. 84 West, Rt. 23 South.
From Southern & Central NJ: Rt. 287 North, Rt. 23 North.
From Southern PA: Rt. 78 East, 287 North, Rt. 23 North.
From Northern PA: Rt. 84 East, Rt. 23 South.

... from the town of Sussex, Rt. 23 N go 7 miles to the top of the hill, turn RIGHT into High Point State Park

 

 

No dogs permitted on this hike.

Suggestions of what to bring:

2+ liters of water

Snack/lunch

Rain gear

Hat/gloves

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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  • Yoko

    Thank you, Neil and Karen. It was a beautiful view from the monument area.

    October 27, 2013

  • Bob

    Susan it is ok for you attend just tell Neil I approved you to go

    October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Well i can't seem to get an email back from Neil or Karen...and i can't find their phone #...been a couple yrs..since i last hiked /long story. but i would really love eto go.... Neil? where are you?

    October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Neil, please advise if more can come, myself plus 1, maybe 2? I will try to see if i can find your tel# to call you....thx Susan

    October 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Susan, thanks [masked]

      October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    to Susan Sandro - if i go we can prob carpool, but i need to get a response from Neil....

    1 · October 24, 2013

  • Neil

    Parking is on the main lot by the nature center, is on your right as you come in to High Point State Park do not go up the hill

    October 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'd like to go, myself , plus 1, but the RSVPs are closed? what do i do?

    October 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Anyone carpooling from the Paramus, NJ area?

    October 17, 2013

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  • Neil
    Assistant Organizer,
    Event Host
  • Karin
    Event Host
  • A former member
  • A former member

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