High Point Duet

High Point, New Jersey

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High Point State Park lies in the heart of blackbear country. Don’t fret too much about that, though, as you are far more likely to encounter birds and butterflies on this rough-cut loop than any ill-tempered Smokey. There are also views galore from along the Appalachian Trail, access to a secluded lake on the back half of the hike, and a profusion of wildflowers throughout the spring. The aptly named park achieves an elevation of 1,803 feet atop High Point Monument, making it the Garden State's tallest peak. The 360-degree panorama there extends to the Delaware River and the hills of Pennsylvania, the Catskill Mountains, and the fertile farmlands of northwestern Jersey.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City

by Christopher & Catherine Brooks (Menasha Ridge Press)

High Point State Park lies in the heart of blackbear country. Don’t fret too much about that, though, as you are far more likely to encounter birds and butterflies on this rough-cut loop than any ill-tempered Smokey. There are also views galore from along the Appalachian Trail, access to a secluded lake on the back half of the hike, and a profusion of wildflowers throughout the spring.

The aptly named park achieves an elevation of 1,803 feet atop High Point Monument, making it the Garden State's tallest peak. The 360-degree panorama there extends to the Delaware River and the hills of Pennsylvania, the Catskill Mountains, and the fertile farmlands of northwestern Jersey.

© 2013 Christopher & Catherine Brooks/Menasha Ridge Press. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: High Point
Distance: 9.8
Elevation Gain: 1,416 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 5 hours
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: High Point State Park
Topo Map: High Point Duet Topographic Map
Guide Book: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: New York City Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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5/9/2010

Pretty easy walk with a few ridges. The trail gets pretty narrow at times. We almost walked into a black bear today on the narrow part of the yellow trail. Remember to look ahead and make noise!

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