Completed my last NJ1K summit - Big Beech Mountain! Parked initially at Long Pond Iron Works museum but found the Sterling Ridge Trail's steam crossing at the Wanaque River impassable due to high water (recent heavy rain and snow melt). Drove over to parking at end of Beech Road in Tranquility Ridge Park. Followed Hasenclever Iron Trail to Sterling Ridge Trail to Big Beech Mountain. Continued into NY to Sterling Forest Park to a short stretch on Lake-to-Lake Trail and followed woods roads back to Hasenclever Iron Trail. 6.75 mile loop hike.


Summit Big Beech Mountain
Climber Allen R.
Ascent date 03/28/2015
Successful Yes