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Best trails in High Point State Park

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Looking for a great trail in High Point State Park, New Jersey? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, dogs leash trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 6 moderate trails in High Point State Park ranging from 3.5 to 29 miles and from 1,056 to 1,797 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
High Point State Park is a popular destination for hikers, skiers, campers and anglers. The feature attraction is High Point Monument located 1,803 feet above sea level and offering panoramic views. Seasonal Hours: April 1 through October 31: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm November 1 through March 31: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
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Map of trails in High Point State Park
Park information
Acreage
15827 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mailing address
High Point State Park
1480 Route 23
Sussex, NJ 07461
Contact
(973) 875-4800
Top trails (13)
#1 - Monument Trail Loop
High Point State Park
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Length: 3.5 mi • Est. 1 h 45 m
Monument Trail Loop has some uphill hiking. Well marked the Read/Green trail, takes between 2-3 hours. High Point State Park Hours Open daily April 1 through October 31: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm NovemberShow more
#2 - Iris Trail to Lake Rutherford via Appalachian Trail
High Point State Park
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Length: 6.2 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
Iris Trail to Lake Rutherford via Appalachian Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Montague Township, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail oShow more
#3 - Sunrise Mountain via Appalachian Trail
High Point State Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 3 h 26 m
The hike starts on the A.T. Parking off of Deckertown. The terrain is fairly easy rolling in the start and rocky at times. You go through some nice hardwood forest with Mt laurel along the sides. EvenShow more
#4 - White Cedar Swamp Trail
High Point State Park
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Length: 2.6 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
White Cedar Swamp Trail is a 2.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Montague Township, New Jersey that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is Show more
#5 - High Point via Appalachian Trail
High Point State Park
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 20 m
A more Rewarding Way to 'Summit' the High Point of NJ than driving it is this westerly route up the eastern slope of the ridge. You will ascend around 900 feet in elevation to the summit. Also, close Show more
#6 - Blue Dot Trail, Appalachian Trail, Iris Trail Loop From Sawmill Lake
High Point State Park
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
As of May 2020, the trailhead parking lot is closed due to COVID-19. Users will need to park further away (such as near Sawmill pond), or access it by foot or bike. This is a hike from Sawmill Lake CShow more
#7 - Iris Trail via Appalachian Trail
High Point State Park
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Length: 29 mi • Est. Multi-day
Park in Appalachian Trail lot (about 1/3 mile before High Point State Park lot). Follow blue blaze trail .25mile, turn right on red/white blaze trail .2 mile junction with AT. Turn left. Follow AT aloShow more
#8 - Sawmill Lake To Monument High Point
High Point State Park
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Length: 5.3 mi • Est. 2 h 50 m
Sawmill Lake To Monument HikeShow more
#9 - Lusscroft Tour
High Point State Park
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Length: 3.6 mi • Est. 1 h 54 m
Hike through old sugar maple forests, across streams, along ponds and fields and to the top of the Kittatinny Ridge. Catch a glimpse of the historic Lusscroft Farm. The Lusscroft Tour hike starts at tShow more
#10 - Parker Loop High Point Trail
High Point State Park
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Length: 11.8 mi • Est. 5 h 48 m
This loop takes you through some great forest of Hemlocks, Beach, Oak, Sugar, Red Maples, and Birch trees. Along the Howell, Cartwright, and Criss trails you go along many creeks. Like the Flatbrook, Show more
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