Reminder Highlands Hike: Dec 9th - Jenny Jump State Forest


Good morning folks, we are definitely on for the hike this weekend. The forecast for the weekend is bright, but with cool temperatures.


Please plan ahead and bring layers to keep warm. Gloves, a hat and warm socks are highly recommended. 


This is a social outing with the emphasis on getting outside. Highlands hikes are open to outdoor enthusiasts of very level.


After the hike we will have a little potluck picnic with food and drink. Bring your favorite post hike snack to share with fellow hikers!


Please reach out to me if you have any question or concerns.


Looking forward to seeing you all on the trails. 



PS. For some tips about winter hiking NY/NJ Trail Conference has some handy advice here

Itinerary: Ghost Lake Loop (5.2 miles)


We will meet at 10AM in the parking lot on State Park Road. Click here for directions.


The Ghost Lake Loop at Jenny Jump State Forest is about 5.2 miles of moderate trail with some rocky sections. We will enjoy views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. The walk back from the lake is uphill most of the way.



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Directions: Rt 80 to exit 12 (Hope/Blairstown). Rt 521 S. Turn left onto 519 at the blinking light. Take the third road on the right, Shiloh Road. Turn right in about a mile onto State Park Road. Park entrance is less than a mile on the left. There are several brown and white park signs marking the way.



Highlands Hikers is an informal group lead by the NJ Highlands Coalition for people who love the New Jersey Highlands and the splendid opportunity it offers to get outside and experience nature.


Hikes will be scheduled on a rolling basis at different locations both well known and somewhat secret. We also anticipate inviting experts in ecology and local history to guide some of the walks to add to the experience of the Highlands.


Join the Facebook group to see and share photos from Highlands Hikes.

The New Jersey Highlands Coalition

We represent a diverse network of organizations - small and large, local, regional, statewide and national - and individuals with the common goal to protect, enhance and restore the New Jersey Highlands and to preserve the quality and quantity of drinking water both for the 850,000 people in the Highlands as well as the more than 6.2 million people in surrounding areas who depend on Highlands water.


For more information visit our website.


Thank you for all of your support!