High Point Monument Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"A moderate climb with only one short, steep section will take you to the highest point in the state. From both the wooden observation platform on the A.T. and from High Point Monument, you will be treated to a magnificent 360° view into three states: New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.
From the parking lot at the park headquarters, follow the A.T. north, cross NJ 23, and reenter the woods. In 0.75 mile, there is a short, steep ascent. In another 0.25 mile, you will reach the observation tower with its commanding view of the area. From the platform, hike 0.25 mile to the blue-blazed side trail, and follow it 0.25 mile to the summit (elevation 1,803') and High Point Monument. To the west is Lake Marcia, just below the mountain in the park; in the distance are the Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania. To the southwest is Delaware Water Gap, and to the east are Kittatinny Valley and Pochuck and Wawayanda Mountains."