High Point State Park: Above Lake Rutherford Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"You’ll need sturdy shoes to negotiate thousands of rocks while exploring the southern portion of High Point State Park. The struggle along this section of the Appalachian Trail is worth the effort, because the views along the crest of the Kittatinny Mountains are sensational. If you come during July or August, plump blueberries are yours for the picking. Be certain to identify what goes into your mouth; there are some look-alikes that may be poisonous.
In early morning or late afternoon, there’s a good chance of spotting a groundhog as it makes its way along the rocky slopes in search of tender plants to eat. According to folklore dating from the sixteenth century, should the groundhog be frightened by its shadow when emerging from hibernation on February 2, it will head back underground, and spring will be delayed for another six weeks."