Vernon Township Pochuck Creek Trail

Vernon, New Jersey 07462

Vernon Township Pochuck Creek Trail

Vernon Township: Pochuck Creek Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Plans to acquire the land necessary to build the Appalachian Scenic Trail mile-long boardwalk and a 110-foot suspension bridge began in 1978. In 2002, twenty-four years later, the work was completed—thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who donated approximately 9000 hours of time, talent, and sweat to this fantastic project that now joins part of the white-blazed Appalachian Trail between Pochuck and the Wawayanda Mountains.

Today, hikers of all ages and abilities can enjoy this unique, scenic, and safe off-road alternative to the previous 2.2-mile narrow, winding—and sometimes hazardous— path along local CR 517. Classified as an Exceptional Resource Value Wetland, by the National Park Service, Pochuck consists of 240 acres and a 3000-foot-wide floodplain crisscrossed by tributaries. Actually, this is a non-delineated river with a 60-foot-wide stream channel that is capable of rising 6 feet or more during heavy rains, with a flow so fast that it can carry trees downstream! But there’s no need to worry—for you’ll be safe and dry during the entire hike—and depending on the season, you’ll see excellent specimens of native and endangered plants and animals, plus the state’s largest area of native cattails."

Vernon Township: Pochuck Creek Trail Trip Reports

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4/9/2011
The trail was very easy and pretty unspectacular. One bridge in the valley was temporary closed so I had to turn around.
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4/18/2009
My Wife and I hiked it with our 3 dogs. Engoyable, easy going hike through the flats. Dogs enjoyed and enjoyed a dip in the creek.
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Vernon Township: Pochuck Creek Trail Photos

Trail Information

Vernon
Nearby City
3
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
Day hike
Duration
Dawn thru dusk
Season
New York-New Jersey Trail Conference
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