Point Mountain Peak to River Trail

HARD 85 reviews

Point Mountain Peak to River Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lebanon Twp, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
606 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

Steep up and gradual decent down to Musconetcong River. Beautiful vista valley views from top of Point Mountain.

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11 days ago

Love this hike, it's a challenging start with boulders to climb up to the view. I am disappointed that people have spray painted the mountain at the top. It has a great gradual down trail, through forest, opens up to fields before it ends at the river.

18 days ago

we started by heading right/straight since it had the most rapid elevation. it was medium and large rocks heading up. at about 1/2 mile was a great viewing area. Headed up further and trail leveled off. Heading down was less rapid elevation and not as challenging as the first half mile. one portion was along the edge of a field. The final stretch was along the river, which was a nice view.

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2 months ago

Awesome spot. The main trail to the mountain point doesn't take very long and is moderate difficulty. However if you're up for a challenge you can climb straight up the mountain (off trail). To do this take the Orange trial until it takes a sharp right, at this point don't follow the right turn but instead follow the trail-like clearing ahead of you and climb till you reach the vantage point. You will meet the trail once you reach the very top. Also great fishing spot at the base, stocked with trout regularly.

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3 months ago

I like this hike. It is an easy hike for the most part with only the initial vertical climb up the ridge. Once you are at the top its an easy walk. The hike is also kid friendly but parents should be mindful only because there is a lot of poison ivy on the trail (not directly on the path itself but on either side). Also, in some spots the Orange trail can be marked better (some markings that are painted on trees are faded). There were still a few wet/muddy area (I hiked on a Tuesday and we had rain here on Saturday/Sunday) but otherwise a dry, easy to follow trail. One thing I was disgusted by (definitely not the park departments fault) was the litter and graffiti present at the top of the ridge where the scenic overlook is. Some of the graffiti was pretty bad foul language (read: 'F' word) so I hope they can remove it all but trashy people will be trashy people.

hiking
3 months ago

Awesome trail! Rocky on the way up, moderately hard difficulty during the beginning but once you reach the top the rest of the trail is pretty easy. Aside from the broken glass, trash, and profanity laden graffiti the tippy top has amazing views and some pretty artwork. Towards the end of the trail you'll walk past these two huge gorgeous fields of tall grass, singing birds, cute squirrels, and dancing butterflies! It is very picturesque but resist your temptations to frolic through the tall grass into Tick City. Great hike!

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Almost has everything: a steep and rocky scramble up, great view, a walk along the ridge, forest paths, stream crossing, open fields, and a river walk. It also has a shortcut to the top (would rather people earn the view). Safe trails!

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