High Point State Park: Monument Trail Professional Review and Guide
"You can see forever (or almost forever) if you hike through High Point State Park on a clear day. The road leads to a parking lot beside a 220-foot obelisk built to honor New Jersey’s veterans. It stands 1803 feet above sea level—the highest point in New Jersey. When open, the 291-step climb to the top (fee) is definitely worth the effort, but save those vistas for the end of the hike. If you’re too tired by the time you get to the monument, the view from the base is also fine for admiring the Delaware River, the Pocono and Catskill Mountains, the Wallkill River Valley, and farmland.
The trail, a series of mini ups and downs along the Kittatinny Mountain ridge in the northwestern corner of the state, passes through dense woods, a cedar swamp, and along the bank of Lake Marcia—the highest lake in the state. Bring along a magnifying glass to examine sphagnum moss in the swamp and binoculars to view the hawks and vultures that frequent this area. Campsites with wooden tent platforms are available at Sawmill Lake, within the park, and, two cabins can be rented at Lake Steenykill, also within the park."