This loop takes in the Bare Rock Trail, an overlook of Greenwood Lake, 360 degree views from a fire tower, plus a few other viewpoints. You can also check out the remains of the Sterling Furnace.
Detailed hike info and directions on our Coppermines – Rattlesnake Swamp page. For summer holiday weekends, we prefer to head away from the shore and the associated crowds/traffic. After poking around our stack of maps, Rattlesnake Swamp caught my eye. We’d done the trail probably a good 6 or 7 yrs ago, maybe more, and [...]
Detailed hike info and directions on our Stephens State Park page. Decided to check out Stephens State Park once we stumbled on a trail map that showed the potential for long loops here. This park is located right next to Allamuchy State Park, which we’d been to before, but we’d skipped Stephens because the official [...]
For detailed hike directions, maps, photos and GPS coordinates, visit our Hank’s Pond page. 5.8 miles. Moderate trail surface, some woods road, some rocky outcrops. Minor elevation change in a couple spots, minor scrambles. Hanks East (WHITE) – Unmarked – Hanks West (BLUE over WHITE) – BLUE – Fire Tower Ridge (RED over WHITE) – [...]
For detailed hike directions, maps, photos and GPS coordinates, visit our Apple Pie Hill page. 8.4 miles. Easy, level trail surface through the Pine Barrens in Wharton State Forest. Follow the Batona Trail (PINK blazes) from the Carranza Memorial to Apple Pie Hill and back. Was warm and sunny, upper 80′s. This hike has strong [...]