Parking on the NJ Appalachian Trail

Section 5 - US 206 to Millbrook-Blairstown Road Displayed from North to South

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Culvers Gap (US 206)
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From Branchville take US 206 north for about 3.5 miles to Culvers Gap and the trail crossing.
at @ rohland.org
Here is a route from I-84 if coming from the east that I used. Google Maps will not give it unless forced. Take Exit 2 off I-84 in New York. Follow Mountain Road south about 3 miles to the state line where the road becomes County Road 519. Stay on this route for the next 17 miles. It makes a number of turns which are usually well-marked. Turn right onto County Road 636 (Upper North Shore Road). Go about 3 miles to US 206. Turn right at US 206 an go __ miles to the top of the climb at Culvers Gap and the trail crossing.

This area on US 206 is built up and parking right there seems very limited at best. Use the AT parking area mentioned above.
The attached map indicates the approximate AT crossing of US 206 in Culvers Gap. This is the official southern end of Section 4 and northern end of Section 5. The street view to the north shows the northbound trail to Section 4 on the left side of County Road 636. If hiking, follow the in this direction for 0.3 miles to reach the parking area. The southbound trail to Section 5 goes east on the highway for a short distance then goes right (south) and starts to ascend. 09/07/09 See directions 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
Here is a route to Culvers Gap from I-84 if coming from the west. Take Exit 46 off I-84 In PA. Go east on US 6 for about 2.5 miles to Milford. At the intersection with US 209 continue south on US 209. In 0.9 miles go left on US 206. This crosses into New Jersey and reaches Culvers Gap in 10 miles. 03/20/10
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
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Culvers Gap (Parking Area)
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See next listing for directions to the parking area from US 206 in Culvers Gap. If coming south on US 206, the turn onto NJ 636 will be to the left. Other routes to Culvers Gap are given at Mile 0.0 : Culvers Gap (US 206). The parking area is actually in NJ Section 4 ( Mile 14.1). The parking area is .3 mile north of where the trail crosses 206 - on Sunrise Mountain Rd. Registration is required for overnight parking at the park office just north of the intersection with Upper North Shore Rd. 1/30/2006
From Branchville take US 206 north. After NJ 521 comes in from the left, go approximately 0.2 miles. Turn right onto NJ 636. We did not see a sign for NJ 636 on 206 but did see one immediately after turning. Take the first left onto Sunrise Mountain Road. Right after turning on Sunrise Mountain Road turn left into the parking log. The green arrow on the attached map indicates the parking area. Follow the AT south to US 206 and the official northern end of Section 5. GPS N41.10.812 W074.47.280 10/23/07 At least 30 1
at @ rohland.org
3.6
Brink Road
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Access to Brink Rd. is from the west. 1/30/2006
Brink Road goes east from County Road 615 in the almost deserted community of Walpack Center. For about 1.5 miles it is a good gravel road. There are two parking areas for Tillman Ravine at approximately 1 mile and 1 1/2 miles from Walpack Center. These are on the right (south) side of the road. I can't remember how big they are. Beyond the second, the quality of Brink "Road" deterioates dramatically. It can be driven in theory another mile to the junction with another dirt road ( called Woods Road). There is parking for 5 or 6 vehicles here. I took my passenger car about half a mile up the bad road, found a wide place to park and then walked the rest of the way. On the way down I hit a rock and bent the rim on one of my wheels. Unless you have a high clearance vehicle, it is probably safest to park in one of the Tillman ravine parking areas. Most of Brinks Road is closed from January through March. (Note: It was 2001 when I last did this and road conditions may have changed for better or worse since then.) Beyond the parking area at 2.5 miles from Walpack Center, Brinks Road is gated. Follow it east about 0.2 miles to the AT. Brinks Road Shelter is passed along the way. At the trail crossing of Brinks Road, the northbound AT goes left, the southbound goes right. 11/11/06 See directions
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
The A marker on the attached map indicates the parking area at the intersection of Brink Road and Wood Road, assuming you can get that far. The B marker indicates the trail crossing. Note: The last part of Brinks Road is called Shay Road on the map. Beyond the intersection it is called Bevans Road. 09/07/09 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
7.7
Buttermilk Falls Trail
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From Wallpack Center on County Road 615, go left on Main Street. Go 0.6 miles and turn right onto Brook Road. (This is the first right after leaving County Road 615). Brook Road becomes Mountain Road. After the right turn it is 2.0 miles to the Buttermilk Falls Trailhead. I have not checked out this or the trailhead, but there is supposed to be parking there. The green arrow on the attached map marks the approximate location of the trailhead. The blue line shows the route from Wallpack Center. Buttermilk Falls is the highest waterfall in New Jersey. The blue-blazed Buttermilk Falls Trail leads past the falls and climbs, sometimes steeply, to meet the AT in 1.6 miles. The elevation difference is about a thousand feet. Coordinates at the AT junction are 41.1196 -74.8851. At the intersection the northbound At goies left, the southbound goes right. 03/21/10 Not known 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
8.7
Crater Lake Trail (northernmost junction)
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See directions to the trail crossing of Blue Mt. Lakes Road (Mile 10.6). Just beyond the crossing and before the barracade which marks the end of Blue Mt. Lakes Road, a gravel road goes left (north). When I was there, the intersection was unsigned, but apparenty the gravel road is called Skyline Drive. Follow it 2.5 miles to its end at good size parking lot on the east side of Crater Lake. The green arrow indicates the parking area. When I was there the route to the AT was unblazed, but according to "Kittatinny Trails" by R.L. Boysen, it is now orange-blazed. The trail follows gravel and dirt roads from the parking lot along the north shore of the lake. The route was clear even when there were no blazes. The trail climbs to the top of the bluffs above the lake. At the intersection, the AT is following an old development road. Southbound is left, northbound is right. The Crater Lake Trail continues west to Hemlock Pond. Coordinates at the intersection are 41.1119 -74.8967. 11/11/06 15-20
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
It is about 0.3 mies from the parking area to the AT 11/11/06
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
To get to Crater Lake parking from US 206 (Culvers Gap). Turn right onto Sunrise Mountain Road out of the Culvers Gap parking lot. Turn right on NJ 636. Turn left on US 206 south. Turn right onto NJ 521. Turn right onto NJ 617. Turn right on Old Schoolhouse Road. Turn left on Shannon Road. Turn right on Birch Ridge Road. Turn right on NJ 602. Turn right on Millbrook Flatbrook Road in Millbrook. Turn right on Blue Mountain Lakes Road. Continue past the parking area and turn left onto a dirtroad before the road block. Our map calls this Skyline Drive. Follow this dirt road to the parking lot at Crater Lake. GPS N41.06.565 W074.53.534 10/23/07 20 - 30 1
at @ rohland.org
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Crater Lake Trail (Southernmost Jct.)
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See Mile 8.7 for directions and a map to the parking area at the east end of Crater Lake When I was there this route was unblazed, but according to "Kittatinny Trails" by Robert Boysen, it is now part of the orange-blazed Crater Lake Trail. A gated dirt road goes south then west from the east end of the parking area. This road soon turns west and reaches the AT in about 1/2 mile. Coordinates ther are 41.1068 -74.9002. The southbound AT goes left, the northbound AT goes right and starts the steep climb past the rock overhand known as Harding Lake Shelter. The Crater Lake Trail continues straight ahead, still following the road. It meets the AT again at the top of the cliffs. Though longer than the AT route (0.4 miles vs. 0.1 miles) this avoids the steep climb on the AT. This point is the official "southern" terminus of the Crater Lake Trail(Coordinates 41.1078 -74.9001). 11/11/06
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
10.6
Blue Mountain Lakes Road
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This road was previously know as Flatbrookville Rd. Vehicle access is available only from the west. Parking is available both 150 feet east and 150 feet west of the AT trail crossing. 1/30/2006
Start from the intersection of NJ 94 and County Route 602 in Blairstown. This intersection is about a half mile southwest of the intersection of NJ 94 and County Rte. 521. I think there is a road sign for Route 602 at the intersection. The route initially follows Main Street then bears left. Follow Route 602 about 7 miles to Millbrook Village, a collection of historic buildings being restored by the National Park Service. Go right on County Rte. 615, a paved road. In about 1.5 miles go right on paved Blue Mountain Lakes Road (formerly Flatbrookville Road). At the crest of the ridge in approximately 2.7 miles, the road is barricaded. The AT crosses few hundred feet west of this barricade. There is a parking lot on the north side of the road just west of the trail crossing. Some roadside parking may also be possible. Blue Mt. Lakes Road may also be marked as County Route 624. The northbound AT goes left (north) towards Rattlesnake Mt. The southbound AT follows the road east for about a hundred feet then goes right (south) along what was a development road for cabins that were torn down when the Federal Government bought the land. 10/25/06 6-8
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
N41.089345 W074.913067 10/12/07 1
at @ rohland.org
Here is a route from the north (I-84). There are other possibilities, but I know this one works. Take Exit 46 off I-84 in Pennsylvania and go south on US 6 for about 2.5 miles to the center of Milford. At the intersection with US 209 continue straight ahead (south) on US 209. In 8 miles in the 'town' of Dingmans Falls, go left on Dingmans Turnpike and cross the bridge (toll) into New Jersey. In about a quarter mile past the bridge, go sharp right onto Old Mine Road which becomes Walpack Road . In 2 miles go right staying on Walpack Road, now County Route 615.In approximately ten miles turn left at Old Mine Road and go 0.6. Turn left on Blue Mountain lakes Road and go 2.7 miles to the trail crossing and parking. 03/19/10
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
There are two nearby parking lots. one is south of Blue Mtn Rd at a weather station for about 4 cars. We parked there 9/3-5/2016. Another one is about 200 ft further east on the north side of the Blue Mtn Rd, bigger. looked safe. 09/06/16 1
jx2519 @ gmail.com
14.4
North Junction Millbrook-Blairstown Road
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trail crossing at millbrook blairstown road This parking lot is very small, not paved, and hidden very well from the road so it is not recommended to leave your vehicle there overnight 3/7/06 4-5
ssllc @ optonline.net
See Mile 10.6 for directions to County Route 602. Follow Route 602 northwest 6.2 miles from Blairstown to the trail crossing. It is another 1.1 miles to Millbrook Village. There is a small parking lot where the northbound trail re-enters the woods. This is on the right side of the road (coming from Blairstown). The northbound AT (to Section 5) initially follows a gated road from the parking area. The official southern end of Section 5 can be reached by going left on Route 602 (AKA Millbrook-Blaiirtown Road) for about 0.1 miles to the point where the trail goes right onto a wood road. See Mile 14.5. 10/25/06 4-6 in lot

dlcul @ conncoll.edu
N41.0594 W074.963467 1/4/08 1
at @ rohland.org
Here is a route from the north (I-84). There are other possibilities, but I know this one works. Take Exit 46 off I-84 in Pennsylvania and go south on US 6 for about 2.5 miles to the center of Milford. At the intersection with US 209 continue straight ahead (south) on US 209. In 8 miles in the 'town' of Dingmans Falls, go left on Dingmans Turnpike and cross the bridge (toll) into New Jersey. In about a quarter mile past the bridge, go sharp right onto Old Mine Road which becomes Walpack Road . In 2 miles go right stayig on Walpack Road, now County Route 615.In approximately ten miles turn left at Old Mine Road and go 2.2 miles to Millbrook Village. There turn left on County Road 602 and go 1.5 miles to the trail crossing. Via this route the parking lot will be on the right. 03/18/10
dlcul @ conncoll.edu
14.5
South Junction Millbrook-Blairstown Road
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See Mile 14.4 The map attached here shows where the southbound trail leaves Millbrook-Blairstown Road and follows a fire road into the woods to Section 6. This is the official southern end of Section 5 and northern end of Section 6. Rotate the street view on the map to the west to see the southbound trail and possible parking. Rotate to the north to see the northbound route to Section 5 which follows the road 0.1 miles to the parking lot on the right. 03/18/10 2-3 1
dlcul @ conncoll.edu

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