Appalachian Trail: NJ 23 to NJ 284

Soon after its start in Highpoint State Park, this 9.5-miler travels the New Jersey-New York border then crosses tens of small bridges through the Vernie Swamp. Add-on: Follow spur trail to New Jersey's highpoint.
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Soon after its start in Highpoint State Park, this 9.5-miler travels the New Jersey-New York border then crosses tens of small bridges through the Vernie Swamp. Add-on: Follow spur trail to New Jersey's highpoint.

Shelters: High Point Shelter; sleeps 8.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 15.4

Waypoints

WPT015

Location: 41.3246002197266, -74.6313629150391

Courtwright Road

WPT001

Location: 41.3157653808594, -74.6570663452148

High Point Shelter

WPT010

Location: 41.3121681213379, -74.5974807739258

Stream

WPT013

Location: 41.3163986206055, -74.6080017089844

Gemmer Rd. AT crosses straight across road (not turning as reflected on map)

WPT016

Location: 41.3285484313965, -74.6431350708008

NJ 519

WPT033

Location: 41.2965507507324, -74.5625686645508

Lott Road

WPT011

Location: 41.315315246582, -74.603630065918

Stream

WPT008

Location: 41.3103332519531, -74.593017578125

Goodrich Road

WPT003

Location: 41.3187484741211, -74.6632843017578

Monument Trail to High Shelter Monument

WPT002

Location: 41.3171806335449, -74.6565093994141

Trail to High Point Shelter

WPT034

Location: 41.3003158569336, -74.5718994140625

Quarry Road

WPT037

Location: 41.3077850341797, -74.5864486694336

Goldsmith Road. Trail to Secret Shelter. AT continues straight

WPT031

Location: 41.2882995605469, -74.5562515258789

AT W off railroad grade

WPT014

Location: 41.321117401123, -74.6162338256836

Fergerson Road (as spelled on wooden sign near road)

WPT004

Location: 41.3168983459473, -74.6645660400391

Observation deck

WPT007

Location: 41.3095512390137, -74.5900802612305

Tiny pond

ZZZ005

Location: 41.3053016662598, -74.6700973510742

NJ 23. High Point State Park Headquarters

WPT035

Location: 41.3022155761719, -74.5754013061524

Unionville Road

WPT038

Location: 41.3094329833984, -74.5856704711914

Secret Shelter (private land). Note: This shelter is for thru hikers only (water available). Be responsible in order to not abuse this priviledge. The area is also home to two male donkeys.

WPT032

Location: 41.2947158813477, -74.5593795776367

AT turns E on railroad grade

WPT036

Location: 41.3044509887695, -74.5817337036133

Goldsmith Road

ZZZ030

Location: 41.288501739502, -74.5519638061524

NJ 284

DSCF0575

Location: 41.3090667724609, -74.585334777832

DSCF0603

Location: 41.3180160522461, -74.663932800293