Cushetunk Mountain White and Blue Trail

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Readington Township, New Jersey

Cushetunk Mountain White and Blue Trail is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Readington Township, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,358 feet Route Type: Loop

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rocky
scramble
21 days ago

Great hike. Started from Pickerel Park. Some pretty fields before it gets to the woods. Then the elevation gains start. Some up and down following blue to white to red. Nice workout and good views of Round lake. Section along the ridge line is very rocky and a fun scramble.

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

White trail up top is closed as of today 3/26/20, could t do full loop. The way up was DEATHLY but worth it!!

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private property
rocky
2 months ago

Training hike#4 with Russ

hiking
3 months ago

Some parts of the trail can be hard to follow so I recommend having the map downloaded. Not much to see, some nice views of the reservoir which are mostly obstructed by trees. Trail is very quiet, only passed a few other hikers on a early Saturday.

Moderate trail and the view from the top towards the reservoir is so beautiful. We watched sunset and returned back.

Good trail with good terrain, a little rocky towards the top of the ridge but very manageable. Nice views of the reservoir at the top. Moderate rating is accurate due to steep elevation changes. Very enjoyable overall. Come when it’s dry and wear sturdy shoes with good ankle support due to steep inclines and declines

Trail has some nice but slightly obscured views of round valley reservoir. Some parts are very easy, but be warned that the climbs are very steep. Dog-friendly hike with not very many other hikers. Mostly well marked but we did miss one turn from the white trail to the blue trail.

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rocky
7 months ago

Really steep and a bit hard to navigate but a great hike

gorgeous trail! definitely take a detour and check out the reservoir.

hiking
8 months ago

Idk why all the bad reviews, I absolutely loved this trail! I only saw a single person (which I love) and was the perfect combination of uphill and also just leisure hiking!

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bugs
muddy
rocky
9 months ago

hiking
Fri Mar 29 2019

I would consider this a moderate+ hike . particularly if you take the blue or white trails in ascending direction.. there is no switch back ..it’s straight up. They are improving the trail markings on this hike. And have added some other color trails that are not on the map I had. For example there is a new red trail that goes along a portion of the ridge that was never officially marked.(unfortunately whoever nailed down the markings was not clear on how to post beginning and end and right and left turn) hopefully that will be corrected.The white ridge trail is fun but closed many times of the year due to eagle nesting .that is a big boulde scramble in parts. Views of round Valley reservoir are nice.

muddy
snow
Mon Feb 18 2019

Great Trail

Tue Dec 25 2018

Such a bad trail, not clearly marked and the views aren’t worth it.

hiking
Sun Nov 04 2018

Not a bad trail. Straight incline right away up until the ridge trail, which involves climbing over some boulders. The views are pretty cool but obstructed by the tree line. Relatively well-marked trails.

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Sun Sep 23 2018

To start, I'm from WA state, so that's my point of reference. This hike (past Pickell Park) starts on a trail that's basically a field with some flattened parts that look like a car drove over it and may be more walkable. Every so often, you end up in situations like this, or where there are fallen trees or it requires some bushwhacking to find the actual trail, which made it quite an, shall we say, interesting hike. I'm unsure if the trail is generally unmaintained, or if it's relatively new, or if it's just not very trafficked, but I'm glad I downloaded the AllTrails map before heading out there because I would have definitely gotten lost otherwise. Although the trail looks like it might get close to a lake, there aren't any great views of it. The trail itself is super overgrown at a lot of places, so I'd recommend long pants or gaiters. Lots of flat or downhill parts, so all of the elevation gain happens in very short sections, meaning they're pretty steep, and plenty of rocky parts. The path we took: Blue - Red - White - Yellow - White - Blue to make a loop from the Pickell Park parking lot. I don't think I'd hike this one again -- too much overgrowth and trail-finding, with not much payoff.

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Wed Jul 18 2018

Began in the Old Mtn Rd parking lot. We did a big loop taking White Trail > Red Trail > Blue Trail > White Trail > Yellow Trail. Steep & rocky terrain. At a decent pace it's a good workout. Mostly in the shade. Wish there were more accessible vistas. Definitely recommend to those who like a challenge underfoot.

Tue Jan 09 2018

some views. lots of leaves (I know- the woods) very slippery underfoot in places and some areas where trails are closed but visible. great little hike 53 though.

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