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The view from High Point Monument, at 1,803 feet above sea level, is a spectacular panorama of rich farmland and forest, soft hills and lush valleys in three states. The blue line of the Delaware River divides the verdant ridges of New Jersey from those of Pennsylvania. High Point offers superb trails for hikers and skiers and quiet spots for campers and anglers. The land for High Point State Park, donated by Colonel Anthony R. and Susie Dryden Kuser, was dedicated as a park in 1923. The pleasant landscaping was designed by the Olmsted Brothers of Boston, a prominent landscape architectural firm of that time. The brothers were the sons of the eminent Frederick Law Olmsted, who designed Central Park.

A gentle two mile walk with very interesting scenery! Very flat and took about 45 minutes. The bog was interesting and we even saw a porcupine. I want to come back again and combine it with the monument trail.

Very sweet and well marked, perfect in the fall! And definitely on the easier end of moderate. We made it in 1.5h with stopping at the monument which was quite chilly and windy. The monument was closed for the day (we kind of deserved that having driven through 5 hours of rain to get there) but it cleared up nicely for the hike.

hiking
15 days ago

Not a bad little trail. It’s worth it to see the monument but don’t expect an endless view at 1800 ft. The trail itself isn’t that scenic, just typical woods besides the wooden walkway by the swamp. I drove 1.5 hours to hike here and wasn’t disappointed, but not a place I would go to twice.

Very nice hike. I would recommend it to people who have at least some experience, since the trail is sometimes very steep and rocky. Proper hiking shoes is a must! Great views and nice places to take a break and enjoy the scenery.

This was a great hike. Only problem is the Appalachian trail markers were worn off or missing in places so we made some wrong steps before find the AT again.

hiking
23 days ago

Kids friendly, stroller friendly.

Very easy trial. Most of the trail has fine gravel pavement and super easy to push a stroller along. There is a short board walk in the middle. My 8 year old walked it twice because he likes it so much.

Expect 30-40 min with kids or stroller.

trail running
25 days ago

I really love this place. Some beautiful trails with more difficult terrain for running

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail...amazing overlooks @ the top and some spots in the trail.. trail is marked very well... narrow in spots & of course rocky in spots. Overall a decent trail...recommended

hiking
2 months ago

Great scenery, all around great hike.

Beautiful trail, unique plants and swamp landscape.

Some of my favorite views in N.J.!

You can also combine it with the Cedar Swamp Trail (the blue blazes) for some more cool scenery.

Absolutely gorgeous. One of kind bog unique for any location. Enjoy the nice walk.

hiking
4 months ago

Plenty of shade. Great views—no ridge hiking though. Two hikers—two ticks. We tucked our pants and used spray and still had two. There is also plenty of poison ivy—it’s low so if you wear pants you’ll be in good shape.

fun trail ! has a little bit of everything

mountain biking
5 months ago

The trail would be good if it was taken care off. It is overgrown.

hiking
5 months ago

Very well maintained. Some rocky sections but nothing too steep. Nice tree canopy in most segments of this trail, a nice respite from the sun. At the monument it was very windy which is apparently quite common.

Just hiked half but loved the trail. Not another soul on the trail in 4 hours!

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful hike to see magnanimous Atlantic white cedars available only in this trail. Hemlocks are enigmatic too. At the fag end of the trail, I lost my way and started walking north toward NYNJ border. Soon realized and walked south to reach parking. Nice boardwalk near swamp where snow is still melting. Mosses are beautiful and form a carpet on the water. Difficult to imagine it was a 12 feet deep lake 15,000 years ago.

It’s a great mid-distance loop. A nice mixture of climbs and flat terrain. You’ll pass hardwood trees, a flowing creek, a small lake, and some nice overlooks. It’s a great way for new high pointers to check a state high point off the list. If you are a high pointer, I recommend going clockwise on the trail so you climb into the high point near the end of your hike.

on Monument Trail Loop

hiking
7 months ago

Good hike not very challenging in terrain but good elevation. There’s a couple of scenic out cropping . Trail is well marked . Upset that the state line isn’t marked . I know silly . Just has posted trespassing signs

Conditions as of 3-31-18
Snow is sporadic and deep in spots . mostly dry overall .

Cool spot being the highest point of NJ .

hiking
11 months ago

Nice little hike around the top of the mountain. All the really good views can be seen from the monument which is awesome

Very peaceful. I walked the entire trail today, and never saw another person. Trail gets pretty rocky at parts, and slippery from all of the leaves.

hiking
Friday, November 10, 2017

It was a really well marked trail! A bit confusing once you hit the monument though. I would definitely recommend.

hiking
Saturday, October 28, 2017

Agree with Kshitish's comments. I got way way off trail a few times - the new 15 mile trail needs to be marked better. The first part of the trail I covered was beautiful, there was some evidence of bear activity however. But once that trail hit the road I completely lost track of where I was supposed to go. It also seems strange to me to choose to use blue dots while there is a blue dot Appalachian trail that connects to this. Don't follow my track!

hiking
Wednesday, September 06, 2017

I thought the trail was great but being an out of stater, I had to pay $20. That leaves a bad taste in my mouth so I'm only giving this place 3 stars.

hiking
Friday, September 01, 2017

Great trail! Hiked the trail so that we would come to the monument towards the end of the hike. We had the trail completely to ourselves. Didn't see anyone until we came to the parking lot by the monument, and there were only about 10 other people there. Once we were back on the trail it was empty. Great views throughout the hike. Well marked trail. There are restrooms when you get to the monument parking lot. Planning on doing this one again in the fall when the leaves are changing.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Quick hike for you soul

Found no ticks during July. Makes for a great, slow hike or cool run!

hiking
Friday, July 28, 2017

This is a easy, level trail that surrounds Sawmill Lake. It passes a number of primitive campsites and has views of the lake. It's about a mile around and would be good for kids or just to get out and stretch you legs. The lake would also be a good place to take kids bluegill fishing.

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