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17 days 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)

Nice hike that hits different sections of Stokes state forest. Starts and ends along Stony Brook with its waterfalls. In the middle it climbs the ridge to the AT and views, and stays on the ridge for a good while before heading down into the valley with its different and large trees. Before it ends it hits the historic site of a silver mine and an old dam (marked as 'dry lake' on the map). Only difficult part is the last section of the Tower trail just before the top were hands are needed to get up the large rocks. Though some sections are rocky or muddy trails, a large part is on old woods roads.

hiking
6 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.

walking
10 months ago

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

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017

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
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.

hiking
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

hiking
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

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