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  • West Milford, New Jersey

    Hike Bearfort Mountain

    5.0
    5.06 mi / 1007 ft gain
    Bearfort Mountain is a great weekend morning hike that borders NJ and NY. Parking can be tricky as the entrance to the lot looks like it is Greenwood Lake Marina's boat storage area. Once parked, find the trail entrance at the top of the little hill and continue to the blue on white marked trail....
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  • Closter, New Jersey

    Hike Alpine White Trail (Stateline Lookout)

    5.0
    5 mi / -520 ft gain
    Starting at about 520 feet, the White path takes you along the Stateline Lookout which is a small stone building overlooking the Hudson River. The initial descent is your average hike through the woods and across a couple of wooden bridges until you reach the Giant Steps. The Giant Steps take you...
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  • Yonkers, New York

    Run the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

    5.0
    26.5 mi
    This trail traces the route of the Old Croton Aqueduct, which carried water to New York City between 1842 and 1955. Our recommended route starts near the Greystone Station in Yonkers, NY (Metro-North Hudson Line) and ends by the Scarborough Station, but you can easily modify your route – the enti...
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  • Tinicum Township, Pennsylvania

    Hike the High Rocks State Park Loop

    4.6
    1.5 mi
    High Rocks State Park, a section of Ralph Stover State Park, offers visitors some of the best views in Eastern Pennsylvania. Across from the parking lot on Tory Road, you will find the main trailhead. This will lead you to several different trail options, all varying in length, and all bringing y...
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  • Tuxedo Park, New York

    Hike to the Sterling Ridge Fire Tower

    5.0
    8.5 mi
    Start out by turning right when you walk out of the visitor center onto Sterling Lake Loop (Blue Blazes). The visitor center is worth going in as they have a full diorama of the park with LED light to show trail routes. About .3 miles into the hike you will cross over a small bridge with a waterf...
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  • Phillipsburg, New Jersey

    Marble Hill Ice Cave via Warren-Highlands Trail

    3.0
    1.89 mi / 371 ft gain
    Marble Hill Ice Cave via Warren-Highlands Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a river located near Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
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  • Sandyston, New Jersey

    Hike the AT to Culvers Lookout Tower

    3.2 mi
    Start your journey in Stokes State Forest at the Culver Gap Parking Lot, located at 41.180239, -74.787954. From the parking lot, jump on over to the Appalachian Trail and hike Northbound. You know you're headed the right way if you are going away from the small town and cross over Sunrise Mountai...
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  • Vernon Township, New Jersey

    Stairway to Heaven

    4.8
    6.8 mi / 1089 ft gain
    This popular hike starts out on the Appalachian Trail (AT, white blazes). You begin on a boardwalk that crosses over a marsh, then you leave the boardwalk and enter a forested area. At around 1.4 miles, follow a bicycle path, Canal Road, then turn right, cross over a bridge, and take a left throu...
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  • Columbia, New Jersey

    Hike the Mount Mohican-Raccoon Ridge Traverse

    7.5 mi / 1500 ft gain
    This point to point hike can be done in either direction. There is parking at the entrance to Worthington Campground. Cross Old Mine Road and start up the Garvey Spring Trail (orange markers). The trail passes Laurel Falls on the right then ascends steeply until you reach an old forest road.  The...
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  • Frankford, New Jersey

    Picnic at the Sunrise Mountain Pavilion

    This pavilion is one of the key features along the New Jersey section of the Appalachian Trail. There is a parking lot a very short hike part way down the mountain, but I recommend backpacking in from a different area to take in more of the beauty of the trail, mountains, and views in this area. ...
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  • Columbia, New Jersey

    Hike Mount Tammany's Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop

    4.5
    3.3 mi / 1197 ft gain
    Mount Tammany located in the Delaware Water Gap is a very exciting hike. Short in length but with steep, rocky uphill portions this becomes more of a challenging trek. This hike allows for amazing views of the Delaware River, Route 80, and Mount Minsi on the other side. The summit makes for an aw...
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  • Columbia, New Jersey

    Hike Mt. Tammany via Red Dot Trail

    4.6
    2.3 mi / 1115 ft gain
    This is a short but strenuous hike to a bluff overlooking the Delaware River and surrounding mountains and hills. The summit makes a good spot for a picnic or just for relaxing and watching the sunset. The entire hike also has plenty of beautiful photo ops, especially in the Fall. Find the trailh...
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  • Columbia, New Jersey

    Hike to Sunfish Pond

    4.5
    7.9 mi / 1150 ft gain
    At the end of the parking lot, cross over the bridge and follow the Appalachian Trail (AT, white blazes) to a V-intersection. Turn right onto Dunnfield Creek Trail (green blazes), which will take you past a few cascades and up to Sunfish Pond. Relax and eat lunch at the pond. When you're ready, t...
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  • Hardwick Township, New Jersey

    Sunfish Pond via Red Dot, Tammany Fire Road, Turquoise and Dunnfield Creek Trail

    5.0
    10.54 mi / 1434 ft gain
    Sunfish Pond via Red Dot, Tammany Fire Road, Turquoise and Dunnfield Creek Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Pahaquarry, New Jersey.
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  • Newtown, Pennsylvania

    Canoe Neshaminy Creek at Tyler State Park

    1 mi
    Enjoy a peaceful paddle on Neshaminy Creek by canoe in Tyler State Park. The park is in a beautiful part of Bucks County and also offers paved and unpaved trails for running and bike riding, an extensive disc golf course, swimming in the creek, and picnic areas. It is likely that you will see a h...
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  • Lehman township, Pennsylvania

    Hike to Hornbeck's Creek Waterfall

    4.3
    1.2 mi
    GPS Coordinates: 41.187148,-74.885454Driving Directions: From 209, enter into the Delaware Water Gap and in between the 10 and 11 mile markers you will see a sign for Hornbecks Creek with a gravel road adjacent to it. Follow the road back until you reach the parking lot and the trail will be to t...
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