Top Spots

Stairway to Heaven and Pochuck Valley via Appalachian Trail

Vernon Valley, New Jersey

7.44 mi / 1122 ft gain

Vernon Boardwalk via Appalachian Trail

Vernon Valley, New Jersey

2.57 mi / 105 ft gain

Governor Mountain via Appalachian Trail

Vernon Valley, New Jersey

1.62 mi / 463 ft gain

Hike the Stairway to Heaven

Vernon Township, New Jersey

7.4 mi / 1050 ft gain

Maple Grange Loop

Vernon Township, New Jersey

1.27 mi / 72 ft gain

Stairway to Heaven Trail

Vernon Township, New Jersey

2.57 mi / 938 ft gain

Mountain Creek Trails

Vernon Township, New Jersey

2.04 mi / 853 ft gain

Vernon Valley via Appalachian Trail

Sussex, New Jersey

10.29 mi / 2303 ft gain

Camp at Wawayanda State Park

Vernon Township, New Jersey


Places to stay

Westtown, New York

Camp Coal Tree

From $175 / night

Camp Lake Grinnell

From $150 / night

Goshen, New York

Tranquil Farm

From $100 / night

Cuddebackville, New York

Deerpark / New York City NW KOA Holiday

Matamoras, Pennsylvania

Barkley's Resort

From $175 / night

Glen Spey, New York

Waterfall Paradise, Walking Distance to River

From $185 / night

Guides and stories

5 Reasons to Plan a Summer Getaway to Bear Mountain, New York

Sara Sheehy

Escape the Bustle of New York City with a Weekend at Bear Mountain

The Outbound Collective

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