High Point

Montague, New Jersey

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Walk the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s highest point and its panoramic views. There is no subtlety in the naming of New Jersey’s highest mountain. Why, it must have been decided, use the name of a former governor or president, an American Indian name, or even the nearest community, when you can just call it what it is: “High Point.” Nothing more, nothing less. It’s even more appropriate when you consider the mountain’s location within the state—almost in the northernmost corner, so it is at the high point of the map of the state as well. From its summit obelisk, High Point justifies its name quite well. There are 360 degrees of views available of three states.
AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City

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AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City

by Daniel Case (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)

Walk the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s highest point and its panoramic views. There is no subtlety in the naming of New Jersey’s highest mountain. Why, it must have been decided, use the name of a former governor or president, an American Indian name, or even the nearest community, when you can just call it what it is: “High Point.” Nothing more, nothing less. It’s even more appropriate when you consider the mountain’s location within the state—almost in the northernmost corner, so it is at the high point of the map of the state as well.

From its summit obelisk, High Point justifies its name quite well. There are 360 degrees of views available of three states.

©  Daniel Case/Appalachian Mountain Club Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing
Nearby City: Montague
Length: 2.8
Elevation Gain: 380 feet
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly
Local Contacts: Highpoint State Park
Local Maps: USGS Port Jervis South; Appalachian Trail New York–New Jersey Map #5; New York–New Jersey Trail Conference Kittatinny Trails, Map #123
Topo Map: High Point Topographic Map
Guide Book: AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
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