Appalachian Trail Boardwalk to Warwick Turnpike Shuttle
ElevationAscent: 1,784' 544 m
Descent: -1,030' -314 m
High: 1,397' 426 m
Low: 390' 119 m
GradeAvg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 41% (22°)
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“A route using the Appalachian Trail and featuring a boardwalk & the Stairway to Heaven, leading to Wawayanda State Park.”— Robert Hanson II
Family Friendly There are portions of this that are hugely family friendly but the Stairway to Heaven portion may be challenging for smaller children.
There is a second overlook that is shown as a trail off of the Appalachian Trail (AT) which is marked by a mailbox in a tree designed for Through-Hikers. This lesser traveled trail begins as a right turn, and is an out and back trail that adds about 1.5 miles to our planned journey of 7+ miles.
Overall, this was an incredible outing with some challenging elevation changes and an incredible view from the top of the Stairway to Heaven. Once you leave the more traveled sections, there are a couple of spots to sit and take in views over small lakes in the area along the Appalachian Trail (AT) .
Land Manager: NJ State Parks