I hit this one and Connecticut on the same day. I have been wanting to hit this one for months but I wanted to wait until the tower was open. Not really a hike, but nice to see so many families out doing things together.
On the way to Bethel, NY, for that night's Phish show, so just did the actual access road route starting from across the park entrance. Was a pretty good walk on a hot day - the coolest part was I didn't know you could go inside the obelisk and take the stairs (lots and lots!) to near the very top. Highly recommended for a family day - there's a beach at the state park too.
Awesome views from lots of different lookouts. Nice easy hike.
Very nice hike, but gloomy when nothing is in season.
Easy hike from the parking lot - a nice stopoff on our drive back from visiting NYC. Really nice views of the Delaware River valley. HP#18
Hiked with my wife and my friend Steve on the AT from Mountain Road to the very windy and cold summit. We enjoyed views of ice falls and an icy creek along the trail. HP34
Caught in major thunderstorm on way down, and i was wearing sneakers which made is quite uncomfortable. cigars we had stayed lit somehow
Hiked up via the AT from near the visitor center. Took us (with a 4 year old) about 2 hours round trip. Very impressive summit monument.
With Helena, hot and muggy but very nice views and an interesting monument.
Drove up from the Jersey shore. Nice views and surprisingly higher than the surrounding terrain.
This was a re-visit to claim the high point. Living in NJ I have visited and hiked this park on numerous occasions. However I can not find any pictures from the past to document/prove my summit. I have old post cards, an old banner and an old patch purchased from the environmental center, but no pictures right now. I will find them! Any ways this also proved that I enjoyed the winter hibernation toooooo much:( I had to stop once/twice/three times to catch my breath as we ascended some portions. So its off to the gym to get the cardio going again and prepare for Mt. Marcy.
Drove up here after a rainy weekend in the Berkshires. skies were clearing which made for a beautiful view, but it was way windy.
Hit it up on my way to NY. nice hike with some nice views. Looks like New Jersey isn't all bad
Lesson learned... Camelbacks don't work very well in sub-freezing temps!
Reached the high point at 8:30 am on July 30, 2009. I forgot the Highpointers convention was going on. The tower was open so my daughter and I climbed to the top. It was a bit foggy due to the rain/storms that went through the night before. Nice area and park. Would like to go back to spend some more time.
A bit stressful waiting for gate to open but we made it. Pics at HERE
After driving through endless miles of New Jersey suburbia and traffic lights, this state park was a treat! Quiet and peaceful with nice views and a great cool wind. LOVED IT!
My 9-year old daughter Vanessa and I started our highpoint quest in September 1985, going to Vermont, New Jersey, and Delaware. 24 years later I completed #49, and have no intent to go to Alasaka.
Climbed this in lots of snow, and right after a ice storm. So branches of shrubs were hanging over the trail, making hiking very hard. It was around -12 with the wind chill, but still a great hike with a clear view!