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Stairway to Heaven Trail

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Great hike!!

I have done this hike multiple times. It is a great hike taking you up the mountain to a great... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brie V
Vernon, New Jersey
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This is a sight you don't want to miss!

This landscape is incredible! If you don't like the height of the stairs, you could always go in... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2018
Dawn D
Vernon, New Jersey
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Rt. 94 N, Vernon, NJ
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We started at on the Appalachian Trail Boardwalk (adds some steps onto your hike but well worth it). Once you cross over the railroad tracks and walk through the field of cows you arrive at the entrance to Stairway to Heaven - I would agree...More

Thank Jenzebel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have done this hike multiple times. It is a great hike taking you up the mountain to a great lookout area. It is a long hike but worth it. There is a hot dog truck at the bottom by the parking lot.

Thank Brie V
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

If you were going to begin on the boardwalk section which is a very popular and very fun place to walk, I highly recommend you bring bug spray. Especially in the summer months, the mosquitoes are quite troublesome. There are wonderful scenic portions to the...More

5  Thank coachmikec
Reviewed August 21, 2018

This landscape is incredible! If you don't like the height of the stairs, you could always go in through Barrett Rd. Just follow the white markings on the trees and be sure to leave a message from the notebook left in the mailbox along that...More

1  Thank Dawn D
Reviewed July 22, 2018 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

4  Thank Joe G
Reviewed June 18, 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

2  Thank Lucy N
Reviewed May 29, 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

7  Thank Megan C
Reviewed May 27, 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
Reviewed April 20, 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
Reviewed January 6, 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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Samantha S
September 14, 2018|
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Response from Joe G | Reviewed this property |
It’s just before the intersection of Route 517 and Carol Drive in Vernon NJ if you are heading north on Route 517. There is no parking lot but you can park on the side of the road - only where indicated. They will ticket you... More
June 11, 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
Andy V
December 5, 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.