Mount Paradise is the middle sibling of the five Kittitinny high peaks on the NJ1K list.
Mount Paradise has a number of wide cross country ski trails on its slopes. The Appalachian Trail crosses the summit on one of the ski trails.
It is possible to do a circular incorporating Mt. Paradise by using Crater Lake trails.
My FINAL PEAK, Mount Paradise, on Easter Saturday. Started in 2011. Picture perfect day, blue skies. Did a 16 mile hike with my friend completing a section of the AT. Started from Blue Mtn Lakes Rd through to Rt 206. Took a detour just off trail to Mount Paradise and the communications tower. Then took another detour out and back to Buttermilk Falls which were full of water from all the snow melt. Saw a porcupine napping in a tree, spring peepers in a pond creating their own love shack.
Thanks to Eric for creating this NJ peaks challenge.
Mt. Paradise isn't spectacular but the rest of this hike was! Buttermilk Falls, Hemlock Pond and Silver Spray are such beautiful places. Enjoyed No. 31 of my 52 Hike Challenge!
The easy way to find the summit area is to take the AT off a woods road from from the Crater Lake parking lot. When the AT makes a sharp left you make a right and within 20 steps can see the fire tower. Bushwhack that way and check your coordinates for the summit. The road to Crater Lake should be called crater road. Beware the potholes.