Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower

Tabernacle, New Jersey

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There are no natural vistas from which to overlook the vast pine and oak wildlands overlaying the Cohansey formation aquifer. But 205-foot-high Apple Pie Hill with its firetower offers a stunning man-made view of this, the most extensive primitive tract remaining along the mid-Atlantic seaboard. This 8.0-mile-out-and-back hike along the Batona Trail is one of the longest walks featured in this book, but, with an altitude gain of just a few hundred feet, is not overly challenging. Highlights include a cedar swamp, upland pine and oak forest, and the extraordinary view from Apple Pie Hill.
Nature Walks in New Jersey

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Nature Walks in New Jersey

by Glenn Scherer (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

There are no natural vistas from which to overlook the vast pine and oak wildlands overlaying the Cohansey formation aquifer. But 205-foot-high Apple Pie Hill with its firetower offers a stunning man-made view of this, the most extensive primitive tract remaining along the mid-Atlantic seaboard.

This 8.0-mile-out-and-back hike along the Batona Trail is one of the longest walks featured in this book, but, with an altitude gain of just a few hundred feet, is not overly challenging. Highlights include a cedar swamp, upland pine and oak forest, and the extraordinary view from Apple Pie Hill.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Tabernacle
Length: 8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Difficult
Duration: 5.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: Wharton State Forest
Topo Map: Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower Topographic Map
Guide Book: Nature Walks in New Jersey Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

8/18/2007

This was the first trail that my wife and I walked. It was a really nice walk, it was pretty easy but takes some time. Be sure to bring some water. The tower was a great view but there was a lot of trash around it and it was disappointing that people could drive into it. Don't get me wrong, walking in you are isolated and completely away from the road after the first mile or so. All in all it was very pleasant. Not a difficult hike except for the length.

1/15/2007

Nice, fairly easy trail. Very well marked. Great view from Fire Tower, but a lot of trash and broken glass in this area.

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