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Best trails in Sandyston Township

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Explore the most popular trails near Sandyston Township with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
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Map of trails in Sandyston Township
Top trails (4)
#1 - Sunrise Mountain Loop
Stokes State Forest
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Length: 8.3 mi • Est. 4 h 9 m
#2 - Blue Mountain
Stokes State Forest
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Length: 8.4 mi • Est. 4 h 3 m
This is the north part of the new Blue Mountain 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. Show more
#3 - Culver Tower Loop
Stokes State Forest
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Length: 9.5 mi • Est. 4 h 42 m
This is a moderate hike that hits different parts of Stokes - the ridge, valley, and streams. You can park at Kittle Field and take the Brown Stony Brook trail up stream to Stony Brook day use area and pick up the Green Tower trail. The Tower trail heads towards the ridge after leaving the Brown. It's not bad until after you cross Sunrise Mtn Rd where it heads steeply uphill where you will need some use of hands. It ends at the top with the AT, which you can follow a short distance south to the Fire Tower and the view. Turn back and take the AT north past the Brown Stony Brook trail to the Yellow TInsley trail. The Yellow heads down hill gradually, passing the geologic trail after crossing Sunrise Mtn Rd. Continue on the Yellow past the Red/Blue trails to the road at Lake Ocquitunk. Either take the road to the left or continue a short distance downhill to the blue Blue Mtn loop trail where you will take the left. If on the road, pick up the Blue trail before the bridges and head to the left through a swampy area. Follow the Blue to the Orange Silver Mine trail. (Optionally continue on Blue to the Brown). Take the Orange uphill. At the top you will see the dam for the dry lake, and the trail starts to follow an old road. Eventually you will see a sign for a short trail to the left and downhill to the Silver mine next to a small creek. Go back to the main trail and follow it to the Brown Stony Brook trail. Go up stream (to the left) after viewing the falls, and back to the start. Show more
#4 - Blue Mountain Trail
Stokes State Forest
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Length: 16.2 mi • Est. 7 h 39 m
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.Show more