Hitting the High Notes

Columbia, New Jersey

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This northbound section-hike on the Appalachian Trail (AT) will treat you to a jewel of a backpacking trip with one big vista after another. From glacial lakes like Sunfish Pond and Crater Lake to the big views from Rattlesnake and Sunrise mountains, you’ll find yourself continually surprised and delighted by the beauty of the walk. And when you reach the monument to U.S. war dead standing atop High Point, with expansive views of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, you’ll feel that you’ve completed a kind of pilgrimage. Few backcountry trips can boast of so dramatic a finish.
AMC's Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic

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AMC's Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic

by Michael R. Martin (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

This northbound section-hike on the Appalachian Trail (AT) will treat you to a jewel of a backpacking trip with one big vista after another. From glacial lakes like Sunfish Pond and Crater Lake to the big views from Rattlesnake and Sunrise mountains, you’ll find yourself continually surprised and delighted by the beauty of the walk.

And when you reach the monument to U.S. war dead standing atop High Point, with expansive views of Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey, you’ll feel that you’ve completed a kind
of pilgrimage. Few backcountry trips can boast of so dramatic a finish.

© 2014 Michael R. Martin/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Backpacking, Hiking
Nearby City: Columbia
Distance: 44.1 miles one-way
Elevation Gain: 7,014 feet
Trail Type: Point-to-Point
Duration: 3-6 days
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area at 570-426-2451, the Worthington State Forest at 908-841-9575, the Stokes State Forest 973-948-3820, and High Point State Park at 973-875-4800 for more information. For emergencies, call 800-543-4295, 24 hours a day.
Local Maps: USGS Quads: Stroudsburg, Portland, Bushkill, Flatbrookville, Branchville, and Point Jervis South
Driving Directions: Directions to Hitting the High Notes

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