Forked River Mountain Summit

Total Miles
5.8

Elevation

60.35 ft

Duration

1.5 Hours

Technical Rating

3

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is the Forked River Mountain Summit Trail, giving you the easiest route to the very scenic summit of the Forked River Mountains. Most of the trail has been recently maintained by the forestry service filling in most of the major mud ruts and water holes, making the trail much more easily accessible. The beginning of the trail is right off Route 539 and continues on all dirt roads up to the summit where an old forest fire tower used to stand. Just past that is a dead end where you can park and see for miles over the landscape. The view is quite amazing for New Jersey; you can see the hangers at Lakehurst Naval Base and even the shore, making it a great place to have lunch or just hang out. It's a little over 5 miles up to the top and a quick roundtrip will probably take you about an hour and a half.

Photos of Forked River Mountain Summit

Forked River Mountain Summit
Forked River Mountain Summit
Forked River Mountain Summit

Difficulty

The trail has the potential for deep water holes or puddles after a lot of rain. There are some spots where there is mud and ruts, as well as some sandy areas. Towards the end, there is about a 7% grade to get to the summit.

Technical Rating

3

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