The Tornfell

At just 1,000 feet in elevation and 200 feet of prominence, the Tornfell just barely qualifies as a New Jersey high peak. But do not be fooled by its meager size, for this godforsaken mound of rock is shrouded in impenetrable blowdown and capped with bloodthirsty pricker bushes. Even some of the most dedicated NJ1K hikers have cursed this hill, wishing it were never discovered.

Elevation 1000
Decimal degrees 40.9052, -74.9468
County Warren
Ownership public
Owner Jenny Jump State Forest
Topo map Acme Mapper
Nearest higher neighbor Jenny Jump Mountain 2

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Trip Reports

JohnVC climbed The Tornfell on 03/12/2017
Bill VS climbed The Tornfell on 09/11/2016
Allen R. climbed The Tornfell on 11/30/2014
Steve Welgoss climbed The Tornfell on 06/21/2014
Doug Weiss climbed The Tornfell on 12/11/2012

Pictures from The Tornfell

Typical summer thicket.

Typical summer thicket. —Jeff Bennett

More thicket and summit cliffs.

More thicket and summit cliffs. —Jeff Bennett

Delaware Water Gap from lookout (Blue Trail Spur)

Delaware Water Gap from lookout (Blue Trail Spur) —William Maurer (Hoosier)

Summit carin and thorns

Summit carin and thorns —William Maurer (Hoosier)

Woods road near Hope-Great Meadow Road

Woods road near Hope-Great Meadow Road —Gregory Bubniak

Summit cairn

Summit cairn —Gregory Bubniak

The infamous briars on The Tornfell resemble this patch.  Not impenetrable, but you will feel some pain.

The infamous briars on The Tornfell resemble this patch. Not impenetrable, but you will feel some pain. —Gregory Bubniak

Patrick and Thomas Bubniak at the summit.

Patrick and Thomas Bubniak at the summit. —Thomas Bubniak