Point Mountain Peak to River Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lebanon Twp, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from October until December. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Steep up and gradual decent down to Musconetcong River. Beautiful vista valley views from top of Point Mountain.
Great view at summit
I did the orange trial to the transition to the blue trail. Let's be clear. It's not "hard". Not sure who is rating this trial but people were walking their dogs and I ran into a couple that the girl was wearing heeled boots. There are some rocks and not so sure if I would be telling my girl it's "ok" to be wearing heeled boots but just to give you an idea. It took me about 2 hours and I wasn't moving the fastest. But the trial itself is really fun. Good for couples and if your a novice. No issue. The climb is in the beginning and gives a half decent look out point once you reach the top. You follow across the top for a little while and start to drop down on the other side. You reach a open space that connects to other open spaces. Great scenery. You hit a post that expresses both blue and orange. Cut left at the post and follow that around on the edge of the field. To enter the blue trial. Brings you down to a creek and follow this trial right back to where you started. Fun trial but not hard at all.
Perfect hike for a quick Saturday outdoor activity. Fun rock scramble up the mountain to get the heart pumping. Cool views at the top. Beautiful river walk towards the end. Can't wait to try this one again in the summer!
Excellent trail. It is in fact a somewhat hard trail with a lot of rocky climbs which I enjoyed. Pretty well blazed for the most part. Was one section on orange trail where we went off course about fifty feet and just backtracked to find the blaze with no problem. Atop the orange trail you're basically traversing a mountaintop ridge which is nothing short of exhilarating. Found a lot of breathtaking moments on this trail, one of which was being no more than twenty feet from a perched bald eagle at the orange trail summit. If you start on the blue and end with the orange you do in fact have a difficult, rocky steep decent back to the car, which is why most start with orange and end with blue. No problem though, just went slow and handled it. 5 star hands down.
One of my favorites around! Incredible view. The trails on the bottom part of the mountain along the river are easy great for kids and dogs. Good fishing spots. However if you choose to go up, be prepared. Hiking shoes or boots should be worn. It's rocky. And at one point I felt like I was climbing the steps to mordor. The view at the top is incredible so the burning of your quads will be worth it!
it was fun... great overlook and a steep climb.
Nice little workout. The creek is especially beautiful as is the view on top of point Mountain. The trail is difficult only for the first half mile. I recommend the incline up to the mountain to start. Going down is hard on the knees if you start the blue trail first.
Overall stunning trail, lots to see out here.
This is an awesome, concise trail that gives you amazing views, meadows, and a scenic trail by the river. Only lasts 2 hours (with breaks) so would be perfect around sunset. Follow the Orange trail past the overlook and down the mountain until you enter the first meadow then follow the left trail and look for the blue trail