Stokes State Forest Culver Tower Trail

Newton, New Jersey 07860

Stokes State Forest Culver Tower Trail

Stokes State Forest: Culver Tower Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"In the first century A.D., Publius Syrus wrote the maxim, “A rolling stone gathers no moss.” Perhaps he was inspired by hiking trails similar to those in Stokes State Forest, where thousands of odd-shaped rocks are adorned with lush, green moss. Take in a fabulous view of Pennsylvania and the Delaware Water Gap from the mountain ridge traversed by the Appalachian Trail. Nearby stands the Culver fire tower, which is manned only when the risk of fires is high.

Kids can hardly resist the temptation to climb the six flights of stairs leading to the top, but caution them to hold onto the railing; the winds are quite strong at this altitude. In autumn this is a great place to watch the bird migration, so bring binoculars and a bird identification book. As you meander through a small portion of the 15,000 acres that make up Stokes State Forest, you’ll see a great variety of trees and wildflowers. Plan on staying overnight; seventyseven tent and trailer sites are available, as well as ten furnished cabins."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
600 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
Day hike or overnight camping
Dawn thru dusk
Stokes State Forest
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