Hike Monument Trail
New Jersey › High Point State Park
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Good family hikeBeautiful viewsDistance: 3.7 mile loopElevation gain 300 ft.
This trail in High Point State Park is a great spot for a quick hike with the family. There are beautiful views of the surrounding forest and hills and the park and trails are all very well maintained.
Head to the north end of the parking lot and look for the trailhead marked Monument Trail. For the most part it's very flat up until the end of the hike when you climb a gentle 200 ft. to reach the monument. You can climb the monument if it's open when you are there and the views from the top are pretty incredible.
This trail and others are great for snowshoeing in the winter as well. Check the High Point website to learn more about seasonality and other helpful info about the park.
Photo: Jimmy Emerson
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Fun Fall Day!
High Point State Park is very underrated! It was gorgeous inside the park and would be a fun place to drive around and view the Fall Foliage and go for a picnic. The hike itself was pretty, but it was difficult to see the view because the trail was more tucked into the inner part of the woods. Also, note that to continue this loop you have to follow the baby blue markers once you arrive at the monument. On the monument look out facing the lake, you will see these light blue markers going downhill. Follow these to the red/green blazes to get back to the parking lot.
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