Parking on the NJ Appalachian Trail

Section 2 - NJ 94 to NJ 284 (Unionville, NY) Displayed from North to South

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Mile
Marker
 
Hiker Rated
Parking Safety
Directions Comments Number of Vehicles Map   &  
Weather  
Source
0.0
NJ 94
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Take Route 94 about 2.4 miles north of Vernon and 0.6 mile north of intersection with Maple Grange Road 1/29/2006
The parking area is on the east side of NJ 94 just south of the intersection with County Road 515. Parking for 6-8 cars in the official AT parking lot, but there is additional parking for several cars on dirt shoulder just north of the parking lot. 5/2/2006 6-8
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
N41.13.159 W074.27.309 Rotate the street view on the attached map to the east to see the parking area and the northbound trail to NJ Section 1. Rotate to the northwest to see the southbound trail to Nj Section 2 which crosses the stile in the picture and proceeds across the field. 07/17/10 1
at @ rohland.org
Here is the route I used to get to this point from I-84. Take Exit 4E off I-84 near Middletown, NY, towards NY 17. Go east (compass southeast) for about 5 miles to Exit 124. At the end of the ramp go left (south) on NY 17A towards Florida , New York . NY 94 merges and the two routes coincide for a few mile to Warwick. there NY 17A goes left. This is 11 miles from the NY 17 exit. Continue straight ahead on NY 94. In approximately 4 miles the road crosses into New jersey and becomes NJ 94. The trail crossing is 2 miles further just south of the intersection with County Road 515. Parking is on the left. 07/17/10
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
0.9
Canal Road
  Poor            Great



 
Follow NJ 94 1.8 miles north of Vernon to Maple Grange Road. This intersection is 0.6 miles south of the AT parking lot on Rte. 94 (See Previous entry). Go west on Maple Grange Road about 1 mile to Canal Road. This is just before Maple Grange Road crosses a bridge. Go right on paved Canal Road 0.4 miles to end of road. There is a parking area on the left. The marker on the attached map indicates the parking area. Beyond the parking area Canal Road is gated. It becomes a bike path. Go north on it 0.1 miles. The southbound AT comes in from the right, and turns north on the bike path. This crosses a bridge, then just beyond that, the AT goes off to the left. 5/2/2006 8-10 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
2.3
County Route 517
  Poor            Great




See entry for Canal Road (Mile 0.9). Continue west on Maple Grange Road from the intersection with Canal Road about 0.8 miles to County Route 517. Go right (north) about 0.8 miles to the trail crossing. There is no official parking area here, but many people park on the side of the road. There is room for several cars. The northbound AT goes right (east) from the road and starts to cross the boardwalks across the swamp. South bound goes left (west) and starts to ascend a hill. 5/3/2006
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
N41.14.143 W074.28.825 The shoulder of the road is fairly wide. We observed several cars parked here. 10/12/07 10-15 1
at @ rohland.org
For a route from I-84 see Mile 3.8. Follow this route except for the final turn onto County Road 565. Instead continue on County road 517 for 1.5 miles past the state line. The map attached here is similar to the one above except that a street view is included. . Rotate the street view to the east to see the west end of the trail across the boardwalk across Pochuk Swamp. This would be the northbound direction. The southbound trail is more difficult to see, but if the street view is rotated to the northwest, it can be made out starting from the end of the guardrail in the picture. 07/17/10 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
Hikers are urged to obey No Parking signs on Rt. 517. Parking along 517 is very limited and cars parked in the No Parking zone have been ticketed recently. 05/06/16 1
bsickley @ appalachiantrail.org
3.8
County Route 565
  Poor            Great



 
From Vernon, NJ take Rt 94 North. Turn left on Maple Grange Rd. This passes Canal Rd on the right. Turn right on Rt 517. This will pass parking where the AT crosses Rt 517. Turn left onto Rt 565. The AT crosses the road in about a mile. This is shortly before the intersection of Rt 565 and Glenwood Mountain Road. There is a small pull off on 565 right before the AT crosses 565. The parking area here is very limited. Going south the trail becomes a little more strenuous. Going north the trail is fairly level and crosses some bogs. 07/18/07 2-3
at @ rohland.org
Here is the route I used to get to this point from I-84. Take Exit 4E off I-84 near Middletown, NY, towards NY 17. Go east (compass southeast) for about 5 miles to Exit 124. At the end of the ramp go left on NY 17A towards Florida , New York . In about two miles go right on County Road 6 towards Pine Hill. Continue to follow this for about 8 miles to the intersection Pine Hill Turnpike (County Road 1) in Pine Hill. Continue straight ahead onto Glenwood Road (County Road 26). In 3 miles cross into New Jersey. where the road becomes County Road 517. In another 0.4 miles turn left on County Road and proceed another mile to the trail crossing. The marker on the attached map indicates the trail crossing. Rotate the street view to the northwest to see the small parking pull-out and the southbound trail. Rotate to the southeast to see the northbound trail. 07/17/10 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
7.0
Lake Wallkill Rd (aka Liberties Corner Rd)
  Poor            Great



 
From the directions for Rt 565 above, go just past the pull-off of 565. Turn right on Glenwood Mtn. Rd. When Glenwood Mtn. Rd. comes to a dead end, turn right on Liberty Corner Rd. The AT is approximately .4 miles from there. There is no actual parking near but it can be a drop off point. The marker indicates the point where the northbound trail leaves the road. Rotate the street view to the east to see the trail at this point. The southbound trail goes north on the road for 120 feet, then goes left into the woods. There is a gravel area just off the road on Walkill Rd. This is private land and parking is not permitted. We did ask and that area is for farming vehicles only. 07/18/07 0 1
at @ rohland.org
See directions to the parking area for the viewing area off Oil City Road in Walkill River Wildlife Refuge. (See mile 9.0). From there continue east 0.7 miles to the intersection with Lake Walkill Road (AKA Liberty Corners Road). Go right. In 0.4 miles the road crosses into New Jersey. Continue another 0.3 miles to the trail crossing. See previous listing for information about parking (or lack thereof) at this point. The southbound trail comes out of the woods from the east, turns right on the road for about 120 feet, then goes left (west) into the woods. The map attached here is similar to the one in the previous listing, but the street view shows the point where the southbound trail leaves the road. Rotate the street view to the northwest to see the trail. 07/17/10 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
7.5
Liberty Loop Trail
  Poor            Great



 
See directions to the Walkill River National Wildlife Refuge parking (mile 9.0). This is indicated by the marker on the attached map. Follow the Liberty Loop Trail east from the parking area for 0.1-0.2 miles, then go right along the east side of the marsh. This is the right-of-way of an old railroad. In 0.3-0.4 miles, the AT is reached. The southbound trail goes straight ahead and circles around the marsh, reaching Oil City Road at the northwest corner of the marsh. The northbound trail goes left into the woods seen at the bottom center of the satellite view and crosses a swampy area eventually reaching Lake Walkill Road (Liberty Corners Road). 07/20/09 8-10 in lot 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
9.0
Oil City Road (Walkill River Wildlife Refuge)
  Poor            Great



 
There is a parking lot for the Walkill River National Wildlife refuge on Oil City Road about about 0.1-0.2 miles east of the point where the AT meets this road. From Liberty Corners Road, the southbound AT crosses a swampy area in woods, then comes out on a road on the south side of an old sod farm, now part of the refuge. It follow this road to the southwest corner of the open area, then goes right (north) on a road on the west boundary to reach Oil City Road. The marker on the attached map for this listing indicates the parklng area. Rotate the street view to the south to see the parking area. 08/10/2008 8-10 in lot 1
The northbound AT meets Oil City Road 0.3 miles west of the parking area for the viewing platform at the Wallkill Rive National Wildlife Refuge You can also park along the road, but overnight parking is prohibited. The marker on the map attached here indicates the junction of the AT and Oil City Road. Rotate to the west to see Oil City Road which the southbound trail follows. Rotate to the south to see the northbound trail following an old road along the west edge of the former sod farm. 08/10/08 1-2 1
dhschneider @ yahoo.com
Just south of the NY/NJ state line, go east on State Line Road. Somewhere this changes its name to Oil City Road, a different one than at Mile 10.3. After passing Carnegie Road, the road is the route of the AT as evidenced by the white blazes. In 1.9 miles at the northwest corner of the Liberty Marsh, the AT goes right (south). There is not much parking right here, but if you continue another 0.2 -0.3 miles, the parking area for the Liberty Marsh Area of the Walkill River National Wildlife is on the right. While there was no sign prohibiting it, the ATC guide to NY/NJ says there is no overnight parking within the Wildlife Refuge of which this is a part. Go west on the Liberty Loop trail which parallels the road to return to the AT. The southbound follows the road west. The northbound trail goes left and begins to circle the marsh. 07/21/09 8-10
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
9.3
Walkill River
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Just south of the NY/NJ state line, go east on State Line Road. Somewhere this changes its name to Oil City Road, a different one than at Mile 10.3. In 1.3 miles, the road crosses the Walkill River. Just beyond the bridge there is a parking lot for Fishing and Canoe Access on the left. Presumably parking for hikers is OK. While there was no sign, the ATC guide to NY/J says there is no overnight parking within the Walkill River National Wildlife Refuge of which this is a part. The green arrow on the attached map indicates the position of the parking area. Rotate the street view to the northeast to see this parking area. 07/21/09 10-12 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
10.3
Oil City Road
  Poor            Great



 
No defined parking area, although you could leave a car for a day hike. 08/10/08 0 - 1 1
dhschneider @ yahoo.com
From the north follow NY 284 south to the state line where the road becomes NJ 184. Immediately past the state line, go left on State Line Road. This crosses back into New York. In 0.8 miles go right on Lower Road. This becomes Oil City Road once it re-enters New Jersey. The crossing is about 0.3 miles from State Line Road.
From the south follow NJ 284 north from the intersection with Nj 23 in Sussex. In 6.2 miles go right on Oil City Road. It is about 0.4 miles to the crossing.
The southbound trail goes west while the northbound trail goes east and starts to climb a hill. 07/22/09 Very little if any
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
10.8
NJ 284
  Poor            Great



 
From the intersection of 23 and 284 in Sussex, go north 6.3 miles on Rt 284 past Quarryville to AT crossing. This is 0.1 miles past the intersection with Oil City Road. This is .9 mile south of Unionville, NY. Parking is available in a dirt turnout just north of the trail crossing. Overnight parking is not encouraged. 1/29/2006 4 - 5 cars
GPS N41.29841, W74.56872 The parking area and the southbound trail can be seen by rotating the map to the west. The northbound trail an be seen by rotating the street view to the northeast. 10/16/2008 1
at @ rohland.org
From the north follow NY 284 south. This becomes NJ 284 once it crosses the state line. The crossing is 0.4 miles past the intersection with State Line Road. The northbound trail (to Section 2) goes east while the southbound trail (to Section 3) goes west just south of the parking area. 07/22/09
dlcul @ conncoll.edu

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