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Iris Trail

Intermediate
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An easy forest trail that gives access to Rutherford Lake and the Appalachian Trail.


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4.7

Miles

7.5

KM

Point to Point

1,550' 472 m

High

1,287' 392 m

Low

361' 110 m

Up

447' 136 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

13%

Max Grade (7°)

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Features Fall Colors · Lake · Views

Need to Know

Most people link this and the Appalachian Trail for a loop hike.

Description

The Iris Trail runs north and south in the southern part of High Point State Park. From the north there is a large parking lot with a blue connector trail to the Iris Trail. Trailing southward, the trail is wide and well-maintained. Passing a few access trails to Rutherford Lake, the trail has great views of the lake at a few points. Once past the lake, the trail becomes more narrow and rocky. The trail will cross the Appalachian Trail and continue to Deckertown Turnpike where there is a small dirt parking area.

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Shared By:

John Maurizi

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Iris Trail
Apr 25, 2018 near Sussex, NJ
Rutherford Lake
Apr 25, 2018 near Sussex, NJ
Iris Trail
Apr 25, 2018 near Sussex, NJ
Iris Trail - Appalachian Trail junction
Apr 27, 2018 near Sussex, NJ
Rutherford Lake
Apr 25, 2018 near Sussex, NJ

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