Appalachian Trail (South Bound)/ Woods R

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New Jersey, United States, North America
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Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Most of a day
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Created On: Jun 13, 2005
Last Edited On: Feb 16, 2006


From Interstate 80
From East or West exit at Exit 19.
Turn on to County Road 517
Stay on 517 until it reaches U.S. 206
Take 206 North until you reach Culver Lake.
About a half mile after Culver Lake turn right on to County Road 636. Follow signs for Parking lot. You must register your car at the Stokes State Forest Office for overnight parking, It is free.
The office is furthur along 206 north. About a mile. you must register or your car WILL be towed.

Route Description

Start at the parking lot, mile 0.0. At the far end of the parking lot there is a sign for the Appalachian Trail turn left on the A.T.
At mile 0.2 cross U.S. 206 and head into the woods.
At 0.7 miles you will cross under powerlines and the gold and brown blazed Acropolis Trail.
At 1.0 miles you will reach the crest of the ridge, the trail will make a right angle turn to the left.
At 1.4 miles you will reach a view point with views of the Culvers Lake area.
At 2.1 miles you will cross the gray and blue blazed Jacobs Ladder Trail.
At 2.3 miles there will be a viwe point of Lake Owassa on the left.
At 3.4 miles there should be a trail register, please sign it if it is there.
At 3.8 miles you will reach Brink Road follow it west to Brink Road Shelter.
At 4.5 miles you will reach the summit of Blue Mt. with views of the Wallpack Valley and the Pocono Plateau.
At 4.9 miles you will reach the boundary of Stokes State Forrest and the Delaware Water Gap National Recreational Area. Turn left on to a dirt road.
At 5.2 miles you will reach the summit of Bird Mt., the highest of the three, with limited views at the summit. There are side trails to view points.
At 5.7 miles you will reach the col between Bird Mt. and Rattlesnake Mt.
At 6.0 miles you will reach the summit of Rattlesnake Mt. It offers nice views
At 6.4 miles you will cross a stream on a bridge.
At 6.9 miles there is a side trail to the west to a view point.
At 7.4 miles the trail joins a gravel road.
At 7.9 miles the Buttermilk Falls Trail joins in from the west.
At 8.0 miles the A.T. truns to the west. STAY to the LEFT on the woods road.
About 0.2 miles later there will be another woods road that comes in from the left. Turn left.
Follow the road to the end of it. Turn left at the next road. This road is a Gravel Road.
Follow this road to the end to the towers. This is the view less summit. Thanks for comming.
If you follow the Gravel Road for about another 0.8 miles you will reach Crater Lake

Essential Gear

Nothing special but standard dayhike gear. Bring LOTS of water or your filter. There is very little water so stock uo where you can.

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Appalachian Trail (South Bound)/ Woods R

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