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Sunrise Mountain, Stokes SF

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Southerly approach to Sunrise Mtn. Great views.
Near:Branchville, NJ
Distance:7 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:800 ft
Hike Time:3.5 hours
Trail Condition:Well maintained trail
HikeType:Out and Back

Summary: Catch the multiple trailhead behind the kiosk in the northeast corner of the parking lot. Follow the red on white blazed Swenson Trail as it turns left (north) away from the other trails. It is a smooth trail with gentle incline at this point. There are numerous deadfalls across the trail at this writing, but all can easily be stepped over, or around. Take the Swenson to the yellow on white blazed Tinsley Trail and bear right (east) on it. The Tinsley follows a pleasant woods road and begins to climb a bit more steeply as it reaches Sunrise Mtn Rd. Cross the road and catch the white blazed Appalachian trail and head north on it. It soon begins to climb a bit more steeply and reaches the summit of Sunrise Mtn.

Return via same route.

Trailhead: Route 15 north to Route 206 North. Go past Culvers Lake and shortly past turnoff for Sunrise Mtn Rd, make right onto Coursen Rd. Follow to day use area at Stony Lake. (Lat:41.20285 Lon:-74.77323)
Trail Guides for Sunrise Mountain, Stokes SF:
New Jersey Walk Book
by NY/NJ Trail Conference (NY/NJ Trail Conference)

Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs,
Ranger Contact: Stoke State Forest, High Point State Park
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Brian Sniatkowski, who has posted  50 other hikes on this site
Trail Reviews  Submit your own review
Reviewed by rich culver on 7/10/2009
great hike, love it

Reviewed by Viewer on 9/5/2008
great views!

Reviewed by CR on 9/14/2007
It was amazing!!

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