Appalachian Trail on Bellvale Mountain

Appalachian National Scenic Trail

Greenwood Lake from the A.T. on Bellvate Mountain - Appalachian National Scenic Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin Greenwood Lake from the A.T. on Bellvate Mountain - Appalachian National Scenic Trail - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This hike traverses the ridge of Bellvale Mountain, climbing over unusual puddingstone conglomerate rock outcrops and reaching many beautiful viewpoints over Greenwood Lake.

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This hike traverses a spectacular six-mile section of the Appalachian Trail. The first two miles are relatively level, but the last four miles involve many short but steep climbs and descents, as the trail traverses a series of rock outcrops.

From the parking area, follow the white-blazed Appalachian Trail as it heads south into the woods, crossing several stone walls....

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Trip Reports

rate experience
September 03, 2018
0
Public transportation is available to return to trailhead

Yes, this hike is a "point-to-point" hike, not a loop hike. This is made clear in the description (to see the full hike description, including the introductory material, you should always click on the "printer-friendly version" to view the hike). However, as is also made clear in the hike description, it is possible to return to the start of the hike via NJ Transit's #197 bus. The bus does not run all that frequently (it generally runs once every two hours), but with careful planning, you can use it to return to your car (or, even better, you can start by taking the bus to the other end of the hike and then hiking back to your car). 

Daniel Chazin
September 03, 2018
5
Great hike! Note that it is point to point tho!
I found this hike through a link from an article that linked straight to the hike page, where it's not super clear that this is a point to point hike. Very enjoyable, and also super glad Lyft was able to get us back to our car!!
sbkovar
September 27, 2014
0
Thanks Gail!
Thanks Gail!
Michael K7
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