Monument Trail Loop from High Point Monument

High Point State Park

Monument Trail Loop from High Point Monument - High Point State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin Monument Trail Loop from High Point Monument - High Point State Park - Photo: Daniel Chazin

This loop hike traverses two ridges of Kittatinny Mountain, with panoramic views to the east and west, and runs along the shore of Lake Marcia.

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At the end of the parking area, you will notice, at a break in the guardrail, a brown sign marking the start of the Monument Trail. You will be following this trail, marked with a red/green circle on white, for the entire hike. Proceed north along this trail, which follows a relatively level footpath along the easternmost ridge of Kittatinny Mountain, passing through a mixed forest of pitch...

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April 30, 2013
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Fun hike
We did this one on 4/20/2013, probably one of the nicest days we will have this year.  68 degrees, not a cloud in the sky, no humidity.  I expected the trail to be very busy, but when we pulled up there were only a few cars in the parking lot.  Perhaps the other few hikers were ahead of us (we did get there at 12:45pm)?  We only passed one other hiker right at the beginning and then saw another group right near the end.   This hike is narrated perfectly, very easy to follow and plenty of spots to stop and take in the view.  Make sure you wear sunblock, because there isn't much coverage from the trees and I got some color even with SPF 40 on my face.  I didn't see any wildlife on the ground, but saw a quite a few hawks flying around here and there.  Views are great, make sure to wear sunblock.  We finished in 2 hours with quite a few stops to look at the view.  
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