Blue Mountain

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Blue Mountain is a 8.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sandyston, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
8.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
987 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

North part of new Blue Mtn trail. Use trailhead at Tinsley trail (yellow). Take yellow trail northwest (across road) downhill to Flatbrook. Yellow ends at Blue Mtn. Take blue to right along river bank. Around two miles you will come to a road. Take the road to the left across the bridge. Trail goes into the woods to the right on the other side of the bridge. Follow Blue trail the rest of the way to yellow (Tinsley trail). Take yellow to right downhill to trailhead. While on Blue trail you will see many other trail signs - light blue Parker, gray Howell, red/brown Cartwright, red Swenson. But this loop is just yellow to blue to yellow. There are two good viewpoints around 5 miles on a cliff face just before and after the Cartwright trail.

1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
4 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
4 months ago

Monday, June 13, 2016