Stairway to Heaven Trail

MODERATE 193 reviews
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Stairway to Heaven Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Vernon, New Jersey that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

2.9 miles 944 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

Steep climb, Waterfall, views, Good Bouldering Rocks, Bushwhack The trail starts out as a steep climb up to the top of Wawayanda Mt. Along the way up ,especially at the base there are many large boulders that are great for bouldering on. Once on top of the mountain you get some great views of the Vernon Valley, Pochuck Mt, the Kittatinny's, Catskills and the Black dirt region. The trail then traverses the top of Wawayanda Mt to another lookout. This is when you start your Bushwhack along the old Appalachian trail route. It is more like a bushwhack because you cant find the trail most of the way down the Mt. When going down you pass a waterfall and some nice cascades. Be careful on this section due to the many unstable rocks in the area. Here is the route to take: Appalachian Trail, Right on blue Livingston Trail, Come to large creek make a right and try to follow the old Appalachian Trail down. Right onto unmarked path follow along mountain base to Appalachian Trail.

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hiking
15 days ago

Great workout with a beautiful reward at the end!

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19 days ago

A natural stair master. Wear ankle supported boots. Gets busy with traffic from both ways. Only went up to the viewpoint which was gorgeous.

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hiking
1 month ago

Very clean and pleasant

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geocaching
1 month ago

Great Trail

1 month ago

Beautiful trail that is well marked but difficult and rocky. The view at the top is worth it! Pace yourself :) enjoy!

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2 months ago

Great view! The trail is a bit challenge but well marked.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful at the top worth the rough rocky climb.

2 months ago