Looking for a great trail near Branchville, New Jersey? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River, we've got you covered. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 2 easy trails in Branchville ranging from 4.2 to 7.8 miles and from 803 to 1,138 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Starts at Culver’s parking area, plenty of parking. Good morning incline first off for about a mile. Great views at top of this then the trail ducks back into the woods. Lots to see, fire tower, ledge views, some great rocky trail. Two different shelters on this trail, ones about 2 miles out and the other is 8. I did to second shelter and back, 16 miles in about 7hrs. Plenty of time to stop and take pics. Appalachian Trail, so good blazes entire hike. Feet got a little beat up from rocks, but overall great hike!

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over grown
10 days ago

It’s not my favorite hike in the area but it’s nice enough- parts of the trail were really overgrown. NOTE***You do have to pay $5 for NJ residents (more if out of state) to enter the park.

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muddy
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rocky
15 days ago

This is a great trail for a moderate hike. Not quite 4 miles though despite what all trails has listed. Overgrown in some spots. Bring bug spray and a pole or stick to clear the webs as you hike.

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rocky
23 days ago

Highly recommend! Clean trails, easy to follow markers.

Update, the stock recording has been fixed to match actual recording (Thank you Alltrails Support) so it should be possible now to get your verified completed badge with this trail. The negatives of this trail IMO still stand as there is a ton of beer cans on the side of the road portion of this hike, it's really upsetting that people can treat a State Park this way. View from the tower is ok but is polluted with power lines and towers.

Beautiful views. Depending on age of kids this is not really toddler friendly. Unless you have an older avoid hiking toddler. Also not stroller friendly at all.

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2 months ago

Nice walk, steep at the beginning but nothing too strenuous. Descent on the green trail is very rocky, and the trail doesn’t go as close to the lake as we would have liked but there is options to change that. Nice views at the top and a picnic bench right by the fire tower. Hardly any other hikers, lots of birds around.

Great views

This was such an enjoyable trail. Steep start, but it levels off a bit. The view is amazing.

Well marked trail through the woods. Peaceful but nothing special.

Started at Swenson(red) and Blue Mountain (blue) to Sunrise Mtn. Then down Appalachian trail to Stony brook trail (brown) which ended the loop. Approx. 10miles. Trails clearly marked, steep rocky incline near Sunrise Mtn. Great views.

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9 months ago

Quick easy hike, I did the loop clockwise to save the waterfall for last. Waterfall was nice, nothing much else to see on this trail though. The 10 dollar entrance fee is way too steep in my opinion so I wont be heading back.

Exactly what I read. Easy to moderate hike but I wish the app would tell you ahead of time which colored blazes you should follow. Unless I missed it, I didn’t see it.

Great hike that would fill a morning or afternoon! We hiked it right after a thunderstorm so the bugs were awful, except at the peak because of the breeze. 100% worth it! It can be done with little to no technical gear. Athletic apparel is completely acceptable, just be carful with footing!

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Definitely a fun hike. The park has it as a moderate hike due to the multiple trails you take to make up the loop. But really great walk and saw some cool spot.

I didn't hike this entire thing, a friend of mine pulled off to a halfway point. I plan to hike it soon and the view at the top is absolutely stunning. A must do if you're in the area.

I am 10 years old and I loved the trail. The view at the top and the Fire Tower is worth the hike. The loop is challenging but it's really fun! My sister is 9 and she did it too.

Did this with my wife one day and my ten year old daughter the next. My daughter and I rounded a curve and stumbled across a large black bear about thirty feet from where we stood. I yelled at it and it took off like a bullet making a ton of racket. Highlight of my east coast hikes.

Summer Time Day Hike: Sun screen and insect repellant are must Complexity: Hard ( Because of distance and difference in terrain Terrain: Rocky and flatland - Couple of ascents and descends. Not terrible but rocks make it difficult to walk Trekking Pole: Since its long hike with rocks, better carry it Foot Wear: I have seen people running in trail runners but i would suggest good hiking boots to protect your toes. Scenic View: In 0.5 miles you will see a scenic spot. Sunrise mountain is on the way 5 miles in . Nothing fantastic after. You can even drive to sunrise mountain, They have build a huge building there. Trail Markers: Trail markers are easy to locate. Just follow the white trail Parking: Enough parking for 20 cars Permit: No fees Animal Encounter: I have seen lots of squirrels ( even though heard that there are lots bear sightings) Overall timing: I completed in 8.5 hours at 2.4 mph with lots of photo breaks. Start early to do day hike Streams : Couple of streams by 7/8th mile

Was a great hike, but definitely more like 20.5+. I day hiked it and it was rough on the old dogs. Very rocky and the rocks were very slippery. When you get to red blaze stay either straight and go left or go left. Right right takes you to a road. Overall a good hike.

I recorded this hike to be 20.5 miles starting and ending at the Culvers Gap parking lot. The majority is on the AT until you reach the southern edge of High Point State Park. Cross Deckertown Turnpike continue on the AT then turn around on the red trail. Lots of nice views and plenty of wildlife. This is a heavily trafficked area so dont expect to be alone. Start early, rest often, and bring extra water.

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Friday, June 09, 2017

Good hike. We camped the night before at Lake Ocquittunk (which was really nice) and picked up the trail right from the campground. Not a hard hike at all but the trail by the fire tower was a little rocky. There were a TON of ticks! We had to keep stopping and checking periodically and, sure enough, we would each find at least one or two ticks between the three of us.

Fun, beautiful view, not too easy and not too hard.

Thursday, May 11, 2017

great trail

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Saturday, April 08, 2017

The tail is a little wet but doable

Came here with Boy Scouts and I really enjoyed the views!

Monday, January 16, 2017

I parked at the Kittle Field lot because the road to Stony Lake was closed. A little over one mile of this hike was on paved roads. At the lake I took Swenson Trail (red) to Tinsley Trail (yellow). The yellow trail ends at Skellenger Road. Then the Brown/Green trail to Silver Mine Trail (orange). The Brown trail to Kittle Road completed this loop. Beautiful lake views, waterfalls, trout stocked streams, and plenty of picnic and camping areas make this a worthwhile hike. Some areas are very rocky and wet but overall mostly flat with no significantly steep sections. It took me about 3 hours with rests.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Cool tower and really nice views. Not much human activity on these trails which is nice. Some wildlife including bear, fox, and birds of prey. Small beaver pond off the trail. Lots of trail crossings. I took white to green to blue for this loop. Shouldnt take more than 3 hours unless you stop for a long time.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Fun hike. Easy for small children.

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