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Monument Trail

Intermediate
 3.6 (5)

A moderately strenuous hike through thick woods is rewarded with overlooks and High Point Monument.


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3.4

Miles

5.4

KM

Point to Point

1,757' 536 m

High

1,498' 457 m

Low

327' 100 m

Up

311' 95 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Views

Park toll is $10; $5 for New Jersey residents, but the toll is normally only in operation peak hours on weekends. Park maps can be acquired at the front office near the park entrance. The toll buys access to the swimming area with amenities and lifeguard and outdoor picnic area.

Description

This trail starts in the parking lot of the High Point Monument at High Point State Park. Your hike follows a mountain ridge north for one mile, with scenic views of rural farm land. The trail then bends around the mountain, with bird's eye views of downtown Port Jervis and Matadors. Finally, the trail ends, and and the circuit follows the main road from the lower park parking area back to the upper Monument parking area.

The trail is denoted by green and red blazes.

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Lassor Feasley

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  3.6 from 5 votes

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#498

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Monument Trail widens before descending alongside Cedar Swamp
Oct 16, 2018 near Sussex, NJ
The Interpretive Center in High Point State Park, NJ
Oct 16, 2018 near Sussex, NJ
A brisk autumn morning on Monument Trail at the highest point in New Jersey.
Oct 16, 2018 near Sussex, NJ
Monument Trail meanders past the base of High Point Monument in Sussex, NJ.
Oct 16, 2018 near Sussex, NJ
Lovely views.
Sep 13, 2016 near Matamoras, PA
Looking out on the Delaware River Valley.
Sep 13, 2016 near Matamoras, PA

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Oct 25, 2020
Sylvain Trubert
Jun 6, 2020
John G
Aug 12, 2019
juan villa
Walked to top of the monument
Jun 22, 2019
Peter Wright
Feb 15, 2018
Katie O'Malley
Oct 15, 2016
John Gill
Jun 9, 2015
Joseph Last Name
3.4mi