Stoney Brook Trail via Appalachian Trail Loop

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Stokes State Forest

Stoney Brook Trail via Appalachian Trail Loop is a 5.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Frankford Township, 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.

Distance: 5.8 miles Elevation Gain: 731 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



cross country skiing


nature trips






This loop is great on XC skies or Snowshoes. Although during times when snow lacks on the trails it is better to use the alternate route by taking the Appalachian trail. The reason for this is it avoids having to walk paved Sunrise Mt road. It is a very scenic road but better when snow covered. On this loop you will go through Hemlock Forest, cross streams and climb on top of the Kittatinny ridge. When doing this on skies make sure you take the Stony Brook trail up the ridge.

Mon Jun 03 2019

The views from the tower make it all worth it!

Sun Mar 24 2019

Fri Dec 07 2018

Stony Brook trail to Blue Mountain. Stay on Blue Mtn. Real nice, pine trees, streams, not difficult. Turn right on Tinsley Trail (yellow) to Swenson (red) and Blue Mtn. and back to Stony Brook (brown). Overall nice, quiet hike, no hills. Took 3 hours.

Thu Sep 20 2018

Stony Brook trail to App. trail then back via Tower trail. lots of streams and wide trails along stony brook. Up the mountain was steep and the climb down was treacherous. Overall all moderate to difficult. Good loop.

Mon Jan 30 2017

Nice hike with my son for his eight birthday. We parked at Culver's Gap lot and walked along Sunrise Mountain Road to Coursen Trail (blue). Took Stony Brook Trail (brown) to the AT (white) and back down to the parking. I recorded this loop to be a little more than 6.25 miles. Some very rocky and wet areas to maneuver around. A few small waterfalls. Great views along the AT.

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