Have You Ever Been to The Highest Elevation in New Jersey?
The highest point in the Garden State is situated in the northwest section of the state in Sussex County. New Jersey's highest point is literally called that, High Point. In fact, there is the state park known as yes you guessed it, High Point State Park.
High Point, New Jersey's highest elevation, is 1803 feet above sea level. "Besides being the highest peak in New Jersey, High Point is also the highest peak of the Kittatinny Mountains. Three states – New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania – can be seen from the summit."
High Point is about two Empire State Buildings tall. It's a fantastic place to visit and if you are looking to hike then this is a great place to check out. Jersey's highest peak, should be on everyone's list to visit.
High Point State Park is a beautiful park and has numerous trails for hiking, the veteran's monument, and lakes for swimming during summer.
The trails are of various lengths and intensities. We did the "Iris Trail" which was about approximately 5 miles and was not too difficult. Some elevated spots and a lot of rocks on the trail.....watch those ankles. The trail was wide, which I like. The park trails also cross and mingle with the historic "Appalachian Trail" so hikers get a chance to say they have hiked the famous trail...if only for a few miles.
Sussex County is a drive from Ocean County, about 2 1/2 hours by car, and well worth visiting during Autumn because of the beautiful colors of the area. Even though the color has not really popped out here in Ocean County, it has in this neck of the woods and we loved the drive to and from High Point.
This park has something for everyone and has lots of visitors. I put High Point on the "must visit" list for Garden State hikers .... enjoy my video and a look at this beautiful New Jersey park.
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