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Stairway to Heaven Trail

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Rt. 94 N, Vernon, NJ
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Quick spring break trip to vernon

I was not sure about taking a 5 and 7 year old on the stairway to heaven. They were fine. We made... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Scott W
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Hot Hot Hot Summer Hike...but great exercise.

It's several miles long (maybe just under 7 round trip) but once you get to the top the views are... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Steven G
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Rt. 94 N, Vernon, NJ
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"views are spectacular"
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"cow pasture"
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I was not sure about taking a 5 and 7 year old on the stairway to heaven. They were fine. We made it half way up and turned around mostly due to not being prepared to hike. It was a spur of the moment decision....More

Thank Scott W
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Reviewed 7 January 2018

It's several miles long (maybe just under 7 round trip) but once you get to the top the views are spectacular. You're literally up there with the hawks. Much of the terrain is rocky and can be very challenging so if you have gait or...More

1  Thank Steven G
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

i definitely recommend this Hike. The view was amazing. make sure you have the right shoes on because you will need it.

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

This is no walk in the park, I've done it several times but prefer easy walking to climbing up rocks. If a friend visits from out of the area, is a good hiker and wants to hike the Appalachian Trail (AT), this is where I...More

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Reviewed 4 October 2017

This hike isn't terribly long - by hiking standards -, but it is quite a challenge. They call it a stairway for a reason. It starts with a relatively flat approach from the street across some of the valley that doesn't do much to suggest...More

1  Thank WestBong
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Somewhat strenuous hike with an amazing view. Gets crowded on the weekends Best time to go is autumn if you park on Barrett rd you can take the Appalachian trail that way its an easier hike for the little ones

1  Thank Sarah R
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Reviewed 31 August 2017

I honestly had no idea where I was going. I may have missed the rock pile. I followed the white markers and was advised by another hiker where I can see the view. It was beautiful, breathtaking, but I'm sure the spot we found to...More

2  Thank Jmc428
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

We started at the boardwalk which is flat. It goes through meadows and a cow pasture! Once we started the incline to Stairway to heaven it was all rock. Some parts had rock steps...other times just rocks. The view from the top was stunning. We...More

1  Thank Kbron2
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We love this hike and do it frequently. They have an easy trail (boardwalk and farm) and a moderate trail (stairway ). There are terrific views along the way. Be prepared with hiking shoes and appropriate clothes. It is a steep incline with a beautiful...More

1  Thank slkexperiences
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Part of the Appalachian Trail as it passes through Vernon up towards Wawayanda State Park. This trail is accessible from the bottom (RT 94) or the top in a local negihborhood. It offers outstanding views as well as some nice brooks to cool off in!

Thank Robert M
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Andy V
6 December 2017|
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Response from slkexperiences | Reviewed this property |
for the Stairway ~2-3 hours depending on stamina and weather. for the entire area trail including the boardwalk plan to double that.
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Renee Lynn S
22 September 2017|
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Response from slkexperiences | Reviewed this property |
route 517 vernon. you'll pass Some place special plaza if coming from vernon rt 94. you'll see roadside parking ad many cars. I'd you get to The Candy Apple shoppe then you went too far but take advantage of going too far... More
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Zonia A
21 July 2017|
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Zonia, in your case I would do the hike from the top of the ride out to the scenic outlook. the bottom up to the scenic outlook is pretty much a vertical climb and far too difficult with bad arthritis (I have it in both... More
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