Appalachian Trail: Culvers Gap to NJ 23

Walk along Kittatinny Ridge to the crest of Sunrise Mountain to photograph panoramas of the New Jersey Highlands and the Poconos before dropping down to High Point State Park.
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Walk along Kittatinny Ridge to the crest of Sunrise Mountain to photograph panoramas of the New Jersey Highlands and the Poconos before dropping down to High Point State Park.

Shelters: Gren Anderson Shelter; sleeps 8. Mashipacong Shelter; sleeps 8. Rutherford Shelter; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 21.7

Waypoints

WPT008

Location: 41.1886482, -74.766098

Tower trail (green dot blaze)

WPT022

Location: 41.2192841, -74.7182693

Sunrise Mtn. Rd. to the W. Trail to parking, picnic area, privy and views on Sunrise Mtn.

WPT013

Location: 41.2628517, -74.677948

View; pipeline

WPT005

Location: 41.1994514, -74.7503815

Mud Pit

ZZZ005

Location: 41.3053017, -74.6700974

NJ 23. High Point State Park Headquarters

WPT009

Location: 41.1879654, -74.7664642

Normanook Lookout Tower

WPT018

Location: 41.2361488, -74.7027664

Small stream

ZZZ013

Location: 41.1770515, -74.7910156

Culvers Gap. AT crosses both Sunrise Mtn. Rd. and US 206, zigging E

WPT010

Location: 41.2777481, -74.682251

Trail to Rutherford Shelter

WPT006

Location: 41.1981163, -74.7523499

Stony Brook Trail (brown dot blaze) to Gren Anderson Shelter

WPT012

Location: 41.2678986, -74.6761856

Small stream

WPT016

Location: 41.2521667, -74.6863861

Mashipacong Shelter; Iris Trail

WPT014

Location: 41.2578011, -74.6821136

Iris Trail

WPT008

Location: 41.2886848, -74.6746979

Views to the ESE

WPT007

Location: 41.1975517, -74.7531815

Stream

WPT006

Location: 41.3035927, -74.6717453

Iris Trail

WPT010

Location: 41.1797485, -74.7813644

Views of Culvers Lake

WPT015

Location: 41.2523575, -74.6893463

Deckertown Turnpike and parking

WPT011

Location: 41.2702332, -74.6816483

Iris Trail

WPT009

Location: 41.2800827, -74.6797485

Views to the SSE into NY farmland

WPT020

Location: 41.2215347, -74.7145462

Cartwright Trail (brown/red)

WPT007

Location: 41.2950516, -74.678215

Blue Dot trail

WPT003

Location: 41.2183685, -74.7201691

Sunrise Mtn. (1,653 ft.): Views of New Jersey Highlands to the E; Pocono Mtns. to the W. CCC shelter on summit

WPT017

Location: 41.2448845, -74.6915131

Blue blaze

WPT002

Location: 41.2192497, -74.7184143

Trail to Sunrise Mtn.; good views

WPT004

Location: 41.210865, -74.7333298

Tinsley Trail

WPT012

Location: 41.1805496, -74.7878342

Parking

WPT019

Location: 41.2261162, -74.7104645

Crigger jeep road; Howell Trail

WPT011

Location: 41.1816483, -74.7851486

Sunrise Mountain Road

DSCF0608

Location: 41.2182846, -74.7207489