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The breathtaking and panoramic view from Sunrise Mountain along the Appalachian Trail rewards the hiker who has trekked up the steep side of the mountain. The view encompasses the pastoral farmland of New Jersey to the east and undeveloped forests and mountain ridges to the west. For those who dont relish the idea of climbing up the side of a mountain and following a sometimes rocky and steep trail for a few hours, there is a short drive to the pavilion at the top of the mountain.

walking
3 days ago

D cent mellow trail. Lots of woods and river blue mountain trail

hiking
3 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

The trail loops back to Blue Mountain Trail.

hiking
10 days ago

I am 10 years old and I loved the trail. The view at the top and the Fire Tower is worth the hike. The loop is challenging but it's really fun! My sister is 9 and she did it too.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this with my wife one day and my ten year old daughter the next. My daughter and I rounded a curve and stumbled across a large black bear about thirty feet from where we stood. I yelled at it and it took off like a bullet making a ton of racket. Highlight of my east coast hikes.

hiking
3 months ago

The Blue Mountain trail is a new 15 mile loop through Stokes State Forest which has tied together many of the existing trails in Stokes by adding new connectors. This trail goes through 3 campgrounds at Stokes which could be used as a base to do the entire trail
This route is 8.4 mile loop which uses the Tinsley trail to connect a 7 mile section in the northside of Stokes.
This section is very nice as goes along a brook for a while and then takes you gradually up onto the ridge. In general the trail follows old roads so it is not too difficult. The climb down from the ridge on the Cartwright section is very rocky and slippery, and the section on the Swenson to the Tinsley is the same - like walking in an old river bed.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

24 ticks between two people in 20 minutes on this trail. Scenery was nice during that very short stretch of a now 15 mile loop (we picked up the trail right after entering the main park entrance of Stokes), but the amount of ticks were enough to make us turn around - and we had used deet to deter them. Note: Blue Mountain Loop Trail is GREY on the Stokes State Forest Map, but on the trailblazers, it's now marked blue with a dark blue dot.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

this is a beautiful trail moving along flat brook so lots of drinking for your dog and shallow swimming, i walk this trail often and it is very quiet. During our very hot days it is cool.i find it an easy but sometime rocky hike