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nice views , good incline. did counter clockwise ... I did both minsi and tammany back to back for " mind the gap"
.. pretty muddy/slushy

Hiked on 11-11-18 Sam’s point , Ice Cave and Verkeederkill Fall Trail. Lots of water though after the rain. Recommended waterproof footwear.
Ice Cave is icy and cold. Make sure to dress warm. Verkeerderkill Falls view is Amazing, Beautiful trails.
The views are breathtaking. Awesome hike !

This is a fun trail with very rocky terrain and a steep incline in the beginning with a beautiful overlook. Trail smooths out for the next two miles and goes along the river towards the end. It’s beautiful with lots of bird sightings along the way. Our dog loved it too. Muddy and slippery in mid November and poorly marked in some areas. Parking lot is on Point Mountain Rd where the bridge crosses the Muscetong river.

Good for a ppl who do not hike and who would pay $16.5 for an adult ticket to see something that can be seen for free at different location. I believe last weekend there were over 100 cars parked plus 2 “ coach America” size busses. Over priced and crowded. We turned back , drove 2 miles down the road and hiked for free, lol

3 stars since bathroom was clean

High pointe has a really nice view. Totally worth the effort. The trail itself is fairly a nice mix of easy plus moderate. You have times when you are climbing and other times when it’s pretty flat and you can catch a breather. The trail is very well marked and the signs are difficult to miss.

Definitely recommend in October to view fall colors. Very good even otherwise.

The foliage right now is outstanding. Bright green pitch pines in a sea of bright red bushes. Suggested waterproof shoes for the footpath to the fall. At times the footpath turns into a stream as you approach the fall. Probably will get worse after rains. Nonetheless a magnificent hike for variety of pace and beauty of scenery. The approach on both direction is a carriage road so do not aspect anything more than a pretty country road. Enjoy!

hiked it on 11-4-18. was as awesome as the first time. lots of water though, definitely bring some waterproof shoes if hitting it after some rain. river crossing to the falls looked sketchy but wasn't at all once halfway in. would suggest hitting up with ice caves and Indian Rock, made the total mileage 11.4.

The trail is narrow and really rocky. We went after a big rain and the trail was completely covered in water essentially the entire way. We couldn't cross at the mouth of the water fall because the water had risen so much and the current was so strong that it felt dangerous to complete the trail to even get a really great look at it. We wound up hiking a bit in the opposite direction but the view was mediocre at best and covered by a lot of trees. A lot of other hikers hiked upstream to cross but it was incredibly muddy and just covered with so much overgrowth that it was hard to navigate. I've heard that it's not great to come during the summer because there's not much water, but coming after a big rain and not being able to cross after hiking almost 2 miles on a rocky/wet trail was really disappointing. I don't think I'd go out of my way to do this one again.

Great trail and really surprising that this is in the city. It's good for a leisurely walk, running, or biking. You can take smaller trails that are off of the main path if you want a more challenging hike.

hiking
18 days ago

This was a really enjoyable trail. You can certainly hear the road noise from the highway but I was able to tune that out. I would suggest going early (if you want to avoid people). On our way back down, the parking lot was very very full! We will be back!

Overrated, commercialized.

Went during the week to avoid the big crowds and it was totally worth it. It was a pretty short hike up to Sam's Point and the views were amazing. Walking to the falls was pretty easy, flat, and a beautiful walk as well. These trails were easy to navigate and the paths were pretty clear. Take a day off and try to go during the week!

hiking
24 days ago

This is hiking for people who don't hike. I do like the place, it's beautiful, but i'm used to much, much tougher trails so it's more of a walk in the park to me. TONS of people (again, just not used to that) as it's a very touristy place. Place is beautiful and very easy to follow the trail. This kind of hiking is good for people with small kids.

Went here back in September. Figured Ill leave a review. First time coming and I thought it was beautiful. F.y.i it is $16 for an adult ticket. Got some awesome photos of the waterfalls. Very clean. It’s not your typical hiking trail. The trail here is more clean, not exactly difficult. Perfect for people with no experience in hiking and want to get a feel of what nature is like without having to work up a sweat. It can be crowded and you will see plenty of dogs. Overall it’s perfect for a family outing. I would definitely go again

The first half doesn’t seem like it will be worth it but if you do the entire trail it is breathtakingly beautiful. The peak, falls, and caves make for a very interesting and well worth it hike

This not your typical nature walk. It’s a sightseeing adventure filled with beautiful waterfalls. Be prepared to climb and descend steps everywhere you go. I think the $16.50 to get in is a bit pricy but this is private land and maintenance on all those steps and walkways must be expensive.

We had great time at this trail.
We went to the caskill house look out first, then turn on the blue trail, artist rock, sunset rock to Newman Ledge. Then turned back the same trail back to north Lake parking lot. We saw the rainbow nearby Sunset Rock, twice & two rainbows. Amazing. It was very windy, raining & cold when we got to the sunset rock site; less then 10mins. Need to go back again.

Lovely Morning Hike through the Park. We throughly enjoyed the falls and the Hike. There were not many people there at opening which make photographing the falls very easy.

nice for everyone. tried the red one took us about 2 3 hours a lot of stairs but very beautiful. be careful where you put your foot don't kill anything

Great views of many water falls.

$16.50 per person. My first time hiking the trail. Crowded, but everyone was cordial and respected space. The hike takes about 2-2.5 hours depending on your hiking level.

Lovely moderate hike. We we to take-in the beginning of the Fall and see the foliage. We started at the North Lake ground, as suggested, and followed the Blue trail to Artist Rock and Sunset Rock (both amazing views). Then continued all the way up to North Point. That was an amazing spot to sit and take in the stunning views. We followed the red trail back down through the forest, which was also pretty great. Note that the red path finishes on the road, and you have to walk on the road for 10 minutes to complete the loop.

this hike had it all, views, rock scrambles, streams, a waterfall, etc. some of the best-marked trails i’ve seen too, loved this hike!

One of my favorite hikes! The first time we did this hike it was in January 2016 and there was snow up to our knees. We loved it so much that we came back with friends in the spring. Although it was a lil tough getting up the mountain in the snow, it was much more enjoyable in the snow then without. We did some Geocaching along the trail as well. Going back for tomorrow for the 4th time with our friends, hoping to see the fall scenery and maybe do a little fishing in the Musconetcong River. Love Point Mountain!!

Really cool hike with three or four different terrains. Particularly fun if you like to scramble. Bring a hat and wear sunscreen as there’s little cover.

We went clockwise, first to the ice caves and then to the Verkeerder Kill Falls, which was beautiful. We climbed up and down cliff facades to the high point which was a climatic ending, then walked the boring carriage road back to the parking lot.

This trail is absolutely lovely — it has just about everything you could want in a short 5-7 mile hike. This is one that I could do over and over again. Artist’s Rock (almost right at the trailhead) and Newman’s Ledge are essentially the same view — but Sunset Rock is the real star. There is a terrific variety of views and terrain / landscapes (blue and yellows offer some tremendous views / scrambles to start while the reds offers some wet deep forest action). Note that there are certainly some steep climbs / descents that require hand usage to scale; especially if you are taking the loop all the way to North Point.

We started on the Blue Trail from the North Lake parking lot (note that the trail head is just ahead of / before the parking lot entrance). It tends to get somewhat busy so I would recommend getting on the trail before 10/11am or so. While there are some moderately challenging sections, it is an awesome hike for folks all along the skill spectrum.

Tip: All of the scenic lookouts are along the first blue / yellow sections of the trail if that is what you are specifically looking for.

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing — best bang for your buck if you are looking for a very quick trip with the satisfaction of a lovely waterfall. This place is simply beautiful and must be visited IMO if you are in the area... but it is certainly not a true hike. We were completely by ourselves on an early morning trip in early October — and very surprised that it did not see more foot traffic.

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