Today's hike, we ventured to Hunterdon County, where Point Mountain Preserve is located. According to Google Maps, it was about an hour and 10 minute drive to get there from Princeton.
|At the trailhead|
Along the river
After following the upper blue markers along the river, we came to a point where we veered left to follow the orange markers. At this part, we were heading up the ridge to the mountain. The kids really enjoyed the rock parts and scrambling up following the orange markers along the way.
It was .5 mile up to the overlook. Both boys made it all the way up on their own. They did a great job. The scenic overlook has a nice view. The only thing I disliked about it was the graffiti on the rocks. It just made a beautiful rock of nature look pretty ugly. It also makes for a bad picture.
To get down, we followed the orange markers down the ridge and crossed a little creek, before getting down to the corn fields and to the parking lot.
I enjoyed the hike. The whole hike was 3 miles, perfect for the kiddos. I liked the scenery- seeing the river, scrambling up the rocks, and a nice view at the overlook made it all worth it.