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Stokes State Forest
|Park Overview:|| |
A frequently visited site in the forest, Sunrise Mountain has the second highest peak along the Appalachian Trail in New Jersey. Most trails are lightly used.
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path, X-C skiing|
|Dogs:||Dogs on leash|
|Trail Miles:||45 miles|
|Park Acreage:||16067 acres|
|Buy Trail Map:||Kittatinny Trails Map|
|Buy Book:||Kittatinny Trails - Hiking Guide Book |
|Park Description:|| |
The crest of Sunrise Mountain, at more than 1,600 feet, is one of the most frequently visited sites in the 16,067-acre Stokes State Forest. Young men in the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed the road to the summit as well as a pavilion in the 1930s. They also developed Lake Ocquittunk, Kittle Field, and Shotwell areas, and built the forest's extensive trail system.
Stokes State Forest includes Tillman Ravine Natural Area with its steep slopes and waterfalls.
|Trails Overview:|| |
The forest contains 24 marked trails, many of which follow old woods roads, ranging from 0.3 to 12.7 miles. The Parker Trail [3.5 miles, blue] connects to High Point State Park. Except for the Appalachian Trail [white, 12.7 miles segment] and some trail sections adjacent to developed areas, the trails in the park are lightly used. Trails can be combined to form loop hikes. The Tillman Ravine Trail [0.5 mile, red] crosses Tillman Brook five times on wooden bridges.
Take Route 206, four miles north of Branchville; Forest Office at 1 Coursen Road. [Google Maps: "US 206 and Coursen Road, Branchville, NJ"]. Parking areas for the Tillman Ravine Natural Area are along Brink Road, 1.0 and 1.5 miles respectively east of Walpack Center.
|Contact Information:||NJ DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry |
|Fees:||Yes, click on 'Contact Information' for further information|