Point Mountain Loop from Penwell Road

Point Mountain Reservation

Along the Musconetcong River - Photo by Daniel Chazin Along the Musconetcong River - Photo by Daniel Chazin

This loop hike follows mowed paths along cultivated fields, parallels the scenic Musconetcong River, and climbs to the summit of Point Mountain, with views of small towns, fertile farmland, and the Musconetcong River valley.

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From the parking area, proceed south on the orange-blazed Ridge Trail, which follows a wide mowed path...

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Trip Reports

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July 05, 2018
Nice hike, but lack of blue trail maintance
This is a great hike that was well worth the trip. The views from the peak are excellent, and the part of the hike that goes along the river is very scenic. Be advised that there is a point on the blue trail that has several downed trees impeding the trail. You will have to climb through and over trees at this point in the hike.
October 26, 2017
Lack of Blue trail maintenance
Not much has changed since efecher's review in 2012. The blue trail after crossing Point Mountain Road is still not maintained and very full of painful thorns. Next time, we will walk up Point Mt. Road and rejoin the blue at the other road crossing. We parked as instructed in the description and did not find any trail blazes until after the fields; very confusing at first and we wished we had tick spray. Musconetcong is a beautiful river and makes the Blue trail worth it.
September 27, 2015
Very nice hike!
<p>&nbsp;As the previous poster stated this hike has a lot of variety &amp; few people . &nbsp;Did it today &amp; found our way easily,</p> <p>great blazing job!</p>
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