Blue Mountain Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews
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Blue Mountain Trail is a 8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Sandyston, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

8.0 miles
688 feet

dogs on leash



nature trips

trail running






wild flowers

The Blue Mountain trail is a new loop through Stokes State Forest. This is the southern section of the trail. The trailhead starts at Park Office visitor center. Walk road into park and cross bridge to light blue trail (Blue Mountain) on left. Follow for 3 miles past lakes and streams until you join the brown trail (Stony Brook). Follow brown trail for another two miles until you come to Stony Lake day use area and light blue trail. Optionally take light blue to right along road, or continue around Stony lake - brown to dark blue (at T intersection) to light brown/light blue and eventually back to light blue ( and black Lackner trail). Take to left away from lake and follow back to start.

1 month ago

This hike is rated as moderate. I would rate it as easy. At times the trail was well marked, other times we wound up walking on the road. Supposed to do blue to brown, lost the blue trail marker a few times as well as the brown. Lots of juvenile red efts. Careful where you step.

2 months ago

Really easy trails, the river is beautiful and having a bathroom at the parking area is a plus!! Cell service is spotty but there is cell service (At&T)

7 months ago

The Blue Mountain Loop is a newer trail laid out to be a 17.3 mile loop. Info can be found at park office and also in the new trail maps for the park. Great trail, stream side, hard woods, pines, up and downs. Just an over all great mix. You can shorten the loop by taking intersecting trails.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

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.

Friday, June 16, 2017

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

Friday, April 21, 2017

South part of new Blue Mountain trail. Beautiful trail if you like lakes, rivers and waterfalls. Done it twice now - once in January with light snow cover and once in April. Minimal, gradual climb as most is in a valley below the Kittatinny Ridge. Lots if intersecting trails so it can be made longer.
Going back to do the north part as soon as I can

18 days ago

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