Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wawayanda Mountain

Wawayanda State Park,
Sussex County,
New Jersey

Appalachian Trail (AT): White Blaze

Total Time: 2:15 hr
Estimated Distance: 3.5 miles roundtrip
Level of Difficulty:
Moderate to slightly difficult
Points Of Interest:
Outstanding View

Parking area on Google Maps:

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This is a well-known portion of the Appalachian Trail through New Jersey, and affords an outstanding view. I parked at the AT Trailhead on Barret Road, and headed west. Headed all the way to the view along the rocky ridge which faces steeply down into the Vernon Valley. This hike is just a few short miles north of the Mountain Creek Ski area. I took the same way back as a return route. Note the map image below shows the AT in a different location. The trail has been entirely rerouted through Wawayanda, and the map below is the old map showing the original route.

Map of the route.

At the viewpoint facing south.
The second mountain on the left is Mountain Creek,
and if you look closely you can see the ski trails.
From the view facing west down to the Vernon Valley.
View facing northwest over the NYS border.
Rock outcrop at the view facing north.
The AT down below winding through swamps and fields.

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