Culvers Fire Tower Overlook

Sussex, New Jersey

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This short hike makes for an excellent late-day and early-evening trip. As the sun begins to drop in the west, the light casts long shadows on the ridge and across the rolling forest to the north. A picnic table at the overlook near the fire tower makes a nice place for a picnic even nicer.
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by Matt Willen (Menasha Ridge Press)

This short hike makes for an excellent late-day and early-evening trip. As the sun begins to drop in the west, the light casts long shadows on the ridge and across the rolling forest to the north. A picnic table at the overlook near the fire tower makes a nice place for a picnic even nicer.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Sussex
Distance: 3.4
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Duration: 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 947 feet
Top Elevation: 1,467 feet
Local Contacts: Stokes State Forest, 973-948-3820, tinyurl.com/stokessf
Local Maps: Appalachian Trail Conservancy New York–New Jersey, Maps 3 & 4: New York 17A to Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania; USGS Culvers Gap
Driving Directions: Directions to Culvers Fire Tower Overlook

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Apr 2018