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Wantage, New Jersey Map

Beautiful hike. Hiked it in the snow. Enjoyed every second. Well marked trail, a few uphill battles but pretty easy hike. I was lucky enough to have a clear day so the views were spectacular. some of the spots you have some branches in the way of the view but overall I have 0 complaints.

2 months ago

Beautiful views & well marked trails.

Very sweet and well marked, perfect in the fall! And definitely on the easier end of moderate. We made it in 1.5h with stopping at the monument which was quite chilly and windy. The monument was closed for the day (we kind of deserved that having driven through 5 hours of rain to get there) but it cleared up nicely for the hike.

3 months ago

Not a bad little trail. It’s worth it to see the monument but don’t expect an endless view at 1800 ft. The trail itself isn’t that scenic, just typical woods besides the wooden walkway by the swamp. I drove 1.5 hours to hike here and wasn’t disappointed, but not a place I would go to twice.

Very nice hike. I would recommend it to people who have at least some experience, since the trail is sometimes very steep and rocky. Proper hiking shoes is a must! Great views and nice places to take a break and enjoy the scenery.

This was a great hike. Only problem is the Appalachian trail markers were worn off or missing in places so we made some wrong steps before find the AT again.

4 months ago

I was trying to figure out why this trail is labeled "moderate" instead of "easy," when I fell on a slippery rock. It had rained the night before and the whole trail is comprised of giant slabs of rock that were very slippery. It rained on my way back and it was slow moving. The top was less impressive than views of the monument from the trail.

4 months ago

Good trail...amazing overlooks @ the top and some spots in the trail.. trail is marked very well... narrow in spots & of course rocky in spots. Overall a decent trail...recommended

6 months ago

Great scenery, all around great hike.

Some of my favorite views in N.J.!

You can also combine it with the Cedar Swamp Trail (the blue blazes) for some more cool scenery.

6 months ago

Was originally planning to do the Monument Trail but didn't realize that the parking near the Monument didn't open until 8. So instead I hiked in from the Appalachian Trail parking area and then back to my car. Pretty rocky section of the AT but great views as you get closer to the Monument, especially from the viewing platform and the Monument itself.

7 months ago

Plenty of shade. Great views—no ridge hiking though. Two hikers—two ticks. We tucked our pants and used spray and still had two. There is also plenty of poison ivy—it’s low so if you wear pants you’ll be in good shape.

fun trail ! has a little bit of everything

8 months ago

Very well maintained. Some rocky sections but nothing too steep. Nice tree canopy in most segments of this trail, a nice respite from the sun. At the monument it was very windy which is apparently quite common.

It’s a great mid-distance loop. A nice mixture of climbs and flat terrain. You’ll pass hardwood trees, a flowing creek, a small lake, and some nice overlooks. It’s a great way for new high pointers to check a state high point off the list. If you are a high pointer, I recommend going clockwise on the trail so you climb into the high point near the end of your hike.

on Monument Trail Loop

10 months ago

Good hike not very challenging in terrain but good elevation. There’s a couple of scenic out cropping . Trail is well marked . Upset that the state line isn’t marked . I know silly . Just has posted trespassing signs

Conditions as of 3-31-18
Snow is sporadic and deep in spots . mostly dry overall .

Cool spot being the highest point of NJ .

Monday, November 27, 2017

Nice little hike around the top of the mountain. All the really good views can be seen from the monument which is awesome

Friday, November 10, 2017

It was a really well marked trail! A bit confusing once you hit the monument though. I would definitely recommend.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

I thought the trail was great but being an out of stater, I had to pay $20. That leaves a bad taste in my mouth so I'm only giving this place 3 stars.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Great trail! Hiked the trail so that we would come to the monument towards the end of the hike. We had the trail completely to ourselves. Didn't see anyone until we came to the parking lot by the monument, and there were only about 10 other people there. Once we were back on the trail it was empty. Great views throughout the hike. Well marked trail. There are restrooms when you get to the monument parking lot. Planning on doing this one again in the fall when the leaves are changing.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Quick hike for you soul

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Fun but moderately trafficked trail that leads to the monument. Some parts of trail are rocky and steep, but take your time and it's a breeze.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Gets a little rocking so make sure you wear good hiking books

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Did this trail in the tail end of a snowstorm that dumped 6-8 inches, made it challenging. There were high winds at the monument, great views all around when the snow finally stopped, and not a soul in sight. March 2017, park roads weren't cleared at 10 a.m. because it was still snowing, so I couldn't drive any further than Lake Marcia and hiked up from there. Great little hike with some stairs-like sections.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Good start from the back end no at mount it's better l think have a great hike

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Visited this area in August. Found nice views from Monument and very vivid nature around it.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Fun hike with a group of Boy Scouts. Parking is close to the monument. Can be steep in spots but fairly easy overall.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

I had a good hike. It was a bit challenging but it was a fun trail. I did monument trail but there are many more trails to explore.

Friday, October 21, 2016

It was great. Definitely need a hiking shoe on to do it. The jagged rocks were killing my feet thru my sneakers & the leaves covering the rocks this time of year left me unable to tell what i was stepping down on. Great weather and a great trail w/ beautiful views.

Monday, September 12, 2016

nice hike with plenty of trees and some views

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