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No view (the NJNYTC map said there would be, but maybe in the winter), but very pretty forest.
Lovely views on the way up - one of my favorite mountains and one of my favorite parks (Norvin Green). Some scrambles during the steep parts which my 6 year old loves!
LOVE this trail, especially the view off the Highlands. It may not be a very big mountain, but the view is beautiful and we took many pictures. Then you continue on up to the yellow and bushwhack to the peak. There was an old shoe nailed to a tree, still wondering about that one! This was our third day peakbagging in a row which is a far cry from our usual 1-2 a month.
My 6 year old really enjoyed the pavilion. Pretty section of the AT with a side trail that had a little bench and a nice view. It was a hazy day so we couldn't see very far, but still nice.
The NYNJTC maps promised several views, but not much to see with the tree cover. Nice rock walls - pretty imposing and made the hike more interesting. The Ringwood Manor area is also beautiful. I'd explore more there.
Hiked from Saffin Pond parking lot - 2.9 miles total out and back. Green (rail to trail) to blue to white. No views (as expected), but a nice little hike. Watch out for ticks, we picked loads of them off of our legs! That area has always been a heavy tick area so watch out!
Started at Steeny Kill Lake. It was easier than I expected and lovely views at the top. VERY windy that day though so we didn't linger too long at the monument.
Fun hike with great views!!
Took the summit trail (yellow - old map says orange, but it's yellow) out and back. Lots of good unobstructed views along the way, especially since the trees are mostly bare - but the real summit is viewless. Lots and lots of wind! GPS app said it was a 2.5 mile hike. Not too strenuous at all, a good one to start out with! Our 6 year old had fun on it.
Our first time at Torne since joining the challenge, but not our first time there period (we used to go a lot). But it was my first time there since breaking my ankle last year and I noticed today that they had added to the stone living room area! Lots of pretty nice views. We took the red from the road to the blue, went up the mountain, came down on the blue switchback on the other side, and came back on the red from the valley between Torne and Osio. Short, but sweet.