Sunday, August 8, 2021

Today, we are going to the highest point in New Jersey!

We’ll start our day with a scenic hike to Lake Rutherford. Your guide will lead you on a hike of a section of the historic Appalachian Trail, the longest hiking-only trail in the world. We’ll stop to enjoy many views, including the beautiful Dutch Shoe Rock. After the hike, your guide will take you to the highest point in New Jersey, marked by a giant obelisk. After taking in more views, we’ll get some tasty treats before returning to the City.

Level: Active (Learn More)

Mileage: 4 miles

Elevation Gain: 685 feet

Group Size: 2-9 participants


The North Face, UWS

Check-in Time: 7:45 am

Departure Time: 8:00 am

Return Time: Approximately 5:30 pm


This trip has a $20 limited-capacity charge.

While COVID-19 remains a concern, we are limiting our van capacity to a 10-person maximum, including guides, and leaving the middle seat empty in each row. The trips have a $20 fee to accommodate the changes we need to make for the COVID protocol. The fees will only be in effect while we limit capacity on trips. Learn more about what we are doing to keep everyone safe.


  • Hiking boots
  • Weather-appropriate, moisture-wicking, athletic clothing (no cotton)
  • Wool or synthetic socks (no cotton)
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses


  • Lunch
  • Ample Snacks
  • At least two (2) liters of water
  • Backpack
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Extra layers to adjust for changing weather conditions
  • Extra pair of wool socks
  • Trekking poles (optional)
  • A change of clothes for the ride back (optional)