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First Day “Challenge” Hike – High Point State Park

January 1 @ 10:00 am


Come and join us for our Second Annual High Point “First Day Challenge” Hike. This will be a great way to start off the new year and get in some exercise. The first, more rugged half of the hike will be on the Appalachian Trail (AT) in scenic High Point State Park. The return will be on the easier Iris Trail, a well-graded, old wagon road. There will be numerous scenic views along the AT on the ridge.

Hike Info
Difficult to Strenuous ~ 6 miles
Dogs on leashes (max 6’) and children ages 12 and up with an adult are welcome. Wear appropriate clothing and footwear, depending on conditions snowshoes or foot traction may be appropriate.

Bring snacks, water, bagged lunch, binoculars and camera. This will be a strenuous hike. Although the pace will not be too rapid, please be realistic when assessing any medical conditions that may preclude such activities.
Meeting LocationAppalachian Trail parking lot
Route 23, Montague, NJ (just south of High Point State Park Office, 1480 Route 23).

Registration and Cancellation
Registration is required. Please call the High Point State Park Office at 973-875- 4800 or contact hike leader John Rovetto at 973-903-3496/ Cancelled if there is steady rain, heavy snow or icy conditions. Please contact the park office prior to 1/1 at 973-903-3496, on 1/1/18 please follow the High Point State Park Facebook page.


January 1
10:00 am
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High Point State Park
1480 NJ-23
Sussex, NJ 07461 United States


Registration Required

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