Explore the most popular forest trails in High Point State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
2 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.

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.

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

hiking
10 months ago

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.

Blue dot was a fun climb and decent. The AT and Iris were mainly plain sailing. All three trails were very rocky, however, so prepare to have your feet and ankles banged up a little. But it's worth it for some beautiful vistas.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Trail was mostly flat with peaceful views. I enjoyed the boardwalk. Just watch out for ticks. I removed about 4 of them.

hiking
Sunday, October 30, 2016

Good trail great for beginners or dog walkers pretty flat for the most part.

hiking
Saturday, August 20, 2016

loved this trail..... and so did my dog. Medium level but lots of different scenery. Had a lot of fun on this Trail

hiking
Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Great hike though ranging from moderate to difficult, typical rugged north Jersey trail surface. Steady uphill on the Cartwright Trail as well as being quite rocky, and a bit overgrown ( it's fantastic) as the trail comes to the peak and you can sit on a rock and look out over out over the valley for a great view. To make the loop 10 miles, pass Stony Book and take the (green) trail to the right. Be sure to beware of the colors on the trail markings as they are easily mistaken between the light green and dark green. It is also wise to have a park trail map handy. Enjoy this trail and take in the views.

From Stony Lake parking Swenson Trail (RED) to Cartwright (BROWN-RED) to AT (WHITE) to Stony Brook (BROWN) to Station (Light GREEN). To make the 10 mile loop, pass Stony Book and take the next trail instead, Tower (GREEN).

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2011

Great scenery. We try to hike this at least once a year. One of our dogs' favorites

on White Cedar Swamp Trail

hiking
2 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

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Thursday, June 08, 2017

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

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