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The edgeHP #8  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 1, 2002

The edge

2nd hp in the same day...
it was a race to get to NJ...
Got lost on the way there!!
Posted Mar 14, 2007 3:03 pm

jvarholakAT side trip  Sucess!

jvarholak

side trip during AT thru hike 1976
Posted Feb 14, 2007 9:40 pm

AlpinistCool, crisp day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 9, 2006

Alpinist

I visited High Point during a business trip to CT. Thankfully, the park was open and I could drive up to the monument as I was suffering from the flu. It was a beautiful crisp, clear December morning, and I was the only one there. This is my 17th state highpoint.
Posted Dec 10, 2006 2:57 am

dwhikeSummit Construction...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 25, 2006

dwhike

A beautiful warm day. Monument closed off due to construction but could still access the banckmark nearby. Spent some time wandering the nearby trails.
Posted Nov 30, 2006 1:16 am

surgentCold, rainy, just me.  Sucess!

surgent

Here late in the day on a rainy afternoon. No one at top but me. Fencing and construction, but I walked around to the top anyway.
Posted Oct 19, 2006 8:17 pm

mattdalmanRoad  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2006

mattdalman

The monument was closed while we were there. Nice views from the highest point in New Jersey though. HP #14
Posted Oct 16, 2006 10:14 am

RockmanHot  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 5, 1998

Rockman

Up and down quick
Posted Aug 29, 2006 6:11 am

dobsonianCross Country Fun  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 1, 2005

dobsonian

The snow was fresh, deep and i wanted to try cross country skiing so played hookie from work and took some lessons, got rentals at the center, did the swamp loop then headed for the monument. What a beautiful day with crisp skies of blue against the snow.
Posted Aug 26, 2006 5:02 pm

musicmountainRoute Climbed: AT  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 4, 2005

musicmountain

nice hike to the top of NJ
Posted Aug 10, 2006 11:12 pm

starship_jenRoute Climbed: Road  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 10, 2006

starship_jen

Beautiful views! Very, very windy! Nice 'stairmaster' work-out up to the top of the tower. HP #16.
Posted Jun 10, 2006 7:44 pm

KateRoute Climbed: Monument Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 21, 2006

Kate

Ok views (pretty drizzly), but lovely spring in North Jersey. Surprised to see very few people around.
Posted May 22, 2006 1:55 pm

redmondRoute Climbed: AT Southbound to Monument Trail.  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2006
After spending a frigid night at Sawmill Pond Campground I drove the the trailhide and hiked up. Very pleasant and only encountered a few people on the trail, but I was alone on the summit. Amazing views...and a very big monument tower that is too big for the mountain.
Posted Apr 9, 2006 10:56 pm

sprossedaRoute Climbed: Appalachian trail Date Climbed: September 1994  Sucess!

sprosseda

Nice little mountain. Good views of surrounding NJ, PA, and NY. Can see the Catskills from top.
Posted Jan 27, 2006 12:09 pm

kozRoute Climbed: Road Date Climbed: September 23, 2001  Sucess!

koz

Highpoint #9, as part of a family trip.
Posted Jan 2, 2006 11:45 pm

grfivRoute Climbed: Route 23 Date Climbed: September 30, 2005  Sucess!

grfiv

The highpoint of New Jersey is in the High Point State Park in the far North-West corner of the state, just a few miles from Port Jervis, NY. It's an easy drive from New York City, but it's just far enough out that as you get within 30 miles or so of the park, the slums have given way to suburbs and the suburbs have given way to rolling hills with pretty fields, farms and forests.



I arrived at the end of September and the road was lined with farmer's stands selling pumpkins and chrysanthemums; the weather was a perfect warm autumnal afternoon and the view from New Jersey's highest point was lovely. Hawks soared in the sky over the valley and the leaves were just showing a hint of color.



The park entrance is on the right of Rt 23 North, and a paved road leads from the entrance all the way up to the 200-foot mini-Washington Monument with parking at the foot.







Directions to High Point, NJ from the the NYC area (east/south)



From the South: Take I-287 to Rt 23 North

From the GW Bridge: Take I-80 West to Rt 23 North



Follow Rt 23 North High Point State Park

~ 7 miles north of Sussex, NJ

~ 3 miles north of Colesville, NJ



The road goes directly up to the monument at the summit with parking just below
Posted Oct 2, 2005 9:12 pm

Rob ARoute Climbed: A.T. Northbound Date Climbed: Sept. 30 2005  Sucess!

Rob A

I have lived in Jersey for 18 years and been hiking in Jersey for at least 10 years, this was the first time that I hiked to the state's high point. I drove up once in the winter about 12 years ago but to me, that did not count. The day was very clear. I could see the Catskills, and the Delaware Water Gap.
Posted Sep 30, 2005 3:58 pm

TLPRoute Climbed: Monument Trail Date Climbed: August 4, 2005

TLP

Enjoyed High Point. Nice views I didn't think possible in NJ. Clear morning for the most part, but it was TOO hot!

The second time I went to High Point was 10/31/08. It was days after a rare October snowstorm hit the State. I made a trip report about it
Posted Aug 6, 2005 4:06 pm

SteveinFXBGRoute Climbed: drive-up Date Climbed: July 26, 2005  Sucess!

SteveinFXBG

Stopped by this one on a whim as I was passing by on my way to Vermont.
Posted Aug 1, 2005 9:28 pm

climber46Route Climbed: drive-up Date Climbed: July 19, 2004  Sucess!

climber46

Visited this state highpoint when I happened to be travelling in the area anyway.
Posted Jul 19, 2005 10:12 pm

fortaz107Route Climbed: Road Date Climbed: Many Times  Sucess!
This is a nice little mountain for being in New Jersey. It's got great views all around. Very windy most times that I've been there.They say you can see NYC on a clear day, but I've never seen it from here myself.

Fitting for New Jersey that it should have a giant concrete monument on its highest point. And that is in a constant state of repair. I've been at the summit maybe over 10 times and I've yet to climb the momument cause its always closed for some reason.
Posted Jun 27, 2005 8:30 pm

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