Best Hikes with Children in New Jersey
by Arline Zatz (The Mountaineers Books)
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This trail is one of the more challenging ones I have done in the area but well worth the trip. I went as a short day trip and wish I had more time to spend on the trail. Next trip over there will hopefully be an overnight one. The shelter that is in that area looks like a great place to spend the night.
Entrance is right by the park office where you can pick up a trail map. This was a nice hike and as typical in this area super rocky so wear good boots. we only ran into 2 other groups on a beautiful fall afternoon which suprised me. We will hike in these trails again.
An intermediate type of hike but mostly within the woods. I found the AT part to be very cahleenging but the Iris Trail was like walking through overgrown weeds with nothing else to be excited about. When there were lookouts to the Shawangunk range, Sawmill Lake and Lake Rutherford it was pretty impressive. the AT trail markers were okay but could be marked better in some spots.
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