Appalachian Trail: NJ 284 to NJ 94

Ten miles is all it takes to tour this medley of landscapes ranging from giant swamps in Vernon Valley to the glacier-scraped summit of Pochuck Mountain.
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Ten miles is all it takes to tour this medley of landscapes ranging from giant swamps in Vernon Valley to the glacier-scraped summit of Pochuck Mountain.

Shelters: Pochuck Mountain Shelter; sleeps 6.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 16.1

Waypoints

WPT006

Location: 41.2353515625, -74.4727630615234

Pochuck Creek Footbridge (NJ boardwalk over giant swamps)

WPT015

Location: 41.2597351074219, -74.5061340332031

Jeep road

WPT027

Location: 41.287784576416, -74.5391693115234

AT turns L on Carnegie Road (roadwalk)

WPT019

Location: 41.2713012695312, -74.5153198242188

Pochuck Shelter

WPT023

Location: 41.2727317810059, -74.5310974121094

AT veers W. Watch swans and many other fowl in this area. But also run for cover if it's bug season

WPT004

Location: 41.2263488769531, -74.4647979736328

Cross stream and flood prone area on new AT bridge

WPT005

Location: 41.2281684875488, -74.4672317504883

Canal Road; bike path. AT crosses Wawayanda Creek by bridge then shortly departs turning L

WPT020

Location: 41.2716674804688, -74.5208129882812

Trail to water @ spigot on N side of vacant white house (owned by NJ Dept. of Environmental Protection)

WPT017

Location: 41.2685012817383, -74.512580871582

Old cars to the E 50 ft.

WPT011

Location: 41.2481498718262, -74.4977493286133

County Rd. 565

WPT024

Location: 41.2851982116699, -74.5307998657226

Turn R into the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge

WPT022

Location: 41.2759017944336, -74.5282516479492

AT turns E off Liberty Loop Trail/Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge

ZZZ044

Location: 41.2194328308106, -74.4552688598633

NJ 94; parking available in small lot at trailhead. AT continues straight entering cow pasture. Note: Southwest on road in the town of Vernon, NJ is the site of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church Hostel (2.3 mi.)

WPT014

Location: 41.2595329284668, -74.5055160522461

Views to the NNW

WPT003

Location: 41.2206344604492, -74.4579849243164

Railroad tracks

WPT010

Location: 41.2318992614746, -74.4706726074219

E end

WPT008

Location: 41.2386817932129, -74.4859313964844

AT turns E

WPT018

Location: 41.2707481384277, -74.5167999267578

Trail to Pochuck Shelter

WPT013

Location: 41.254581451416, -74.5006484985352

Gravel road

WPT028

Location: 41.2890167236328, -74.5462646484375

Lower Road

WPT021

Location: 41.2724151611328, -74.5216522216797

Liberty Corners Road (Lake Wallkill Road)

WPT026

Location: 41.2902336120606, -74.5372314453125

Turn R onto Oil City Rd.

WPT012

Location: 41.2494316101074, -74.4985809326172

Stream

WPT025

Location: 41.2878837585449, -74.5344696044922

Cross over Wallkill River (roadwalk)

WPT007

Location: 41.235767364502, -74.4804153442383

County Rd. 517. Pochuck Creek boardwalk (S end)

ZZZ030

Location: 41.288501739502, -74.5519638061524

NJ 284

DSCF0558

Location: 41.2797660827637, -74.5346984863281

DSCF0456

Location: 41.2206993103027, -74.4580535888672

DSCF0464

Location: 41.2326507568359, -74.4712982177734

DSCF0467

Location: 41.2344665527344, -74.4721298217774

DSCF0499

Location: 41.273265838623, -74.5325469970703

DSCF0546

Location: 41.2773017883301, -74.5367813110352

Railroad tracks near the New Jersey-New York border

Location: 41.2759170532227, -74.5282516479492