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This new loop trail in Stokes State Forest leads through diverse forest and along streams and ponds.


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Map Key

17.5

Miles

28.1

KM

94%

Runnable

1,434' 437 m

High

571' 174 m

Low

1,876' 572 m

Up

1,876' 572 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Commonly Backpacked · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

Description

Although the trail is relatively flat, I gave it an intermediate difficulty rating. There are quite a few sections filled with stones, which not only slows you down, but is also hard on your ankles and could be dangerous without trekking poles.
The trail is very well marked with blue dots, and if you don't want to run the full 18 miles, you can make shortcuts in many places.

The highest elevation is reached at the northeast part of the trail, and you'll be rewarded with some great views. The forest varies from dense to open, and you'll pass a couple of beautiful ponds. Especially on the western part of the trail, you'll follow and cross nice trout-filled mountain streams.

Contacts

Land Manager: NJ State Parks

Shared By:

Mark Butje

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Trail Rankings

#71

in New Jersey

#12,191

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Photos

Forest Ferns can be found almost everywhere in this section of Blue Mountain Trail
Aug 14, 2019 near Crandon…, NJ
Highest point on the Blue Loop Trail.
Oct 2, 2017 near Sussex, NJ
Passing some streams
Sep 18, 2017 near Crandon…, NJ
Big Flat Brook meanders alongside Blue Mountain Trail in Stokes State Forest.
Aug 14, 2019 near Sussex, NJ
An early morning view of Stony Lake in Stokes State Forest, NJ.
Aug 14, 2019 near Crandon…, NJ
Blue Mountain Trail cuts alongside a field with wildflowers in Stokes State Forest, NJ.
Aug 14, 2019 near Crandon…, NJ

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