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Stairway to Heaven Trail

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Rt. 94 N, Vernon, NJ
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In A Tree By The Brook There's A Song Bird Who Sings

This is a moderately hard trail that is quite steep in some places. Before it had a name (Stairway... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Joe G
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Vernon, New Jersey
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Day trip from Dublin

About 2 hours drive from Dublin this cuilcagh trail is a must for walking enthusiast like me.a bit... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2018
Lucy N
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Newport, United Kingdom
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“great hike” (6 reviews)
“cow pasture” (3 reviews)
“hiking shoes” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Rt. 94 N, Vernon, NJ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a moderately hard trail that is quite steep in some places. Before it had a name (Stairway To Heaven) it was a locally known part of the AT leading up from Vernon to Waywayonda State Park. In the past it was lightly traveled...More

2  Thank Joe G
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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

About 2 hours drive from Dublin this cuilcagh trail is a must for walking enthusiast like me.a bit boring at the beginning till you get on the wooden track and star to climb up.lovely views at the top not as stunning as snowdonia of Wales...More

1  Thank Lucy N
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Found it extremely hard to find. Be sure to type in ‘Cuilcagh Mountain’ and not the forum which is a 50 min drive from where you want to go! Once you find it after great difficulty it is soooo worth it! Be sure to pack...More

6  Thank Megan C
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Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

This is by far the greatest hike I’ve been on in NJ! Ive done the whole hike to the top of the mountain once! The regular path, basically half the hike is a regular trail with no major inclines, After you pass the cow pasture...More

Thank Arjun S
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Reviewed 20 April 2018 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

1  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.

Thank j0uj0u83
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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

1  Thank 230elmerp
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Reviewed 3 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

2  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

2  Thank Sarah R
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tndillard
12 June 2018|
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Response from Steven G | Reviewed this property |
Hey there...we wound up taking Rte. 94. The parking was on the side of the road but you'll know you're there because there's usually other people parked on the side with you. This is the starting point before getting on... More
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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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