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Location: New Jersey, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 41.21780°N / 74.7205°W

Object Title: Appalachian Trail

Route Type: rocky uphill trail

Time Required: Half a day

Difficulty: moderate

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Page By: NJHiker

Created/Edited: Jun 21, 2005 / Jun 23, 2005

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Approach


Parking int the AT Trail Access lot, you'll walk to the northwest corner to find the Appalachian Trail. Turn right (northbound) and follow 5.6 miles. You'll pass the Gren Anderson thru-hiker shelter at about 1.6mi (aka the Deertick Hilton), then onto the Normanook Fire Tower with great views and a usually friendly ranger, then on to the summit.

Route Description


The trail twists through the woods from the parking lot. Bear have been sighted in this area, so keep alert. After you cross a paved road, you'll start upward over some rocky enclaves. This will take you to the ridge that you'll cross over several times before reaching your destination. Blueberries and mountain laurel surround the trail, but beware of copperheads in the rocks.

Essential Gear


Gaiters....bug spray....and a good pair of boots (sneakers are not gonna survive the rocks).