Pinwheel Vista Out-and-Back
ElevationAscent: 981' 299 m
Descent: -981' -299 m
High: 1,224' 373 m
Low: 391' 119 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 52% (27°)
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“Traverse a boardwalk, a suspension bridge, and a cow pasture to climb to the best view in NJ.”— Lou Poulas
After the boardwalk, cross some woodlands, a live railroad track, and a cow pasture before reaching Route 94. After crossing this state route, head toward Wawayanda Mountain and climb about 800 ft in less than 30 minutes. Near the top, take the Stairway to Heaven Overlook Spur to reach a phenomenal vista point.
This is an out and back, so when you've had your fill of the view, fuel up and head back down.
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