NJ hiking trails North Jersey has every peak above 1,000 feet

New Jersey is home to some of the most idyllic spots for hiking and biking on the eastern seaboard, and while it may not have skyscrapers à la Denali, it boasts dozens of peaks whose elevation rises above 1,000 feet. And all those mountains just happen to be in North Jersey.

From an aptly named summit where three states can be viewed from one spot to a peak where the sunrises are among the best, the state’s mightiest mountaintops are all within reach. While most are heavily trafficked trails that lead to scenic overlooks, some aren’t leisurely walks in the woods (thorns and heavy vegetation included), so be mindful before you set outdoors for that next adventure.

High Point Monument, seen in October 2020, is located atop the state's highest summit at 1,803 feet above sea level.

Most of the summits are located within the Kittatinny Mountains and the Highlands with Sussex, Passaic and Warren counties home to the most. Morris and Bergen counties also made the list with several summits above 1,000 feet.

The New Jersey 1K Club has tallied 52 peaks in the state that rise above that 1,000-foot mark. The 1K Club consists of a group of likeminded people whose aim is to climb the state’s loftiest mountains, while exploring some lesser-known areas in the state. While they mention just 52 peaks, some key summits in New Jersey, including the fantastic Blue, Bird and Rattlesnake mountains in Walpack, are missing from the list. The number could be closer to 60 or more, according to peakbagger.com, an online resource for summit-focused hikers.

Source link

Posted in: Latest News

Comments are closed.