Tyler Cranden

Adventure seeker from the Northeast US

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over 3 years ago

Classic High Peaks Region Views

This hike is short and not too challenging, but provides you with several awesome viewpoints of the High Peaks region of the Adirondacks. If you are a photographer, plan to bring a long zoom lens, as you will want to zero in on some small spots in the surrounding mountains.

Beautiful Falls in a Historic Area

This waterfall is one of the largest in NJ, and its placement in such an industrial area makes it a very unique spot. This is right in the middle of the city, so do not go there expecting an escape into nature. That being said, it is still one of the most well known landmarks in the state, and well worth the visit

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over 3 years ago

Great Introduction to the Presidentials

Mt Pierce is one of the easier peaks in the presidential range, but definitely still challenging and rewarding. Like any other hike in the White Mountains, the terrain is rough and rocky, but you get to add a great 4000 footer to your list of completed hikes, and the views from the summit are incredible.

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over 3 years ago

Classic Upstate NY View

The waterfall at the end of this gorge is awesome, and one of my favorites in the area. Perfect for some long exposure photography, and calm enough to relax in the pool at the bottom

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over 3 years ago

You Need To See This Place

This is one of my favorite spots in the Adirondacks. The wide open plains lead right up to the High Peaks region, and provide a great place to view a sunset or try some night sky photography. However, I would not suggest going out into the field itself. I tried this, and was quickly notified that it was private property, and that I needed to stay on the side of the road. Luckily there is a decently sized pull off area for you to park, and the small road isn't very busy at all.

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over 3 years ago

Great Rugged Waterfall

This waterfall doesn't feature any tall drops, but that certainly doesn't make it any less of an awesome spot. There are many trails and viewpoints that let you view this wide and powerful waterfall push its way through the deep Mather Gorge. A few trails lead you down the rocks and out to the water, but keep in mind, swimming is not permitted.

Hidden Gem

There aren't many other bridges like this one in NJ nature preserves, making this a one of a kind spot. The dirt trails lead you through beautiful tall trees and out to the small creek where this bridge crosses.

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about 4 years ago

Iconic Viewpoint

This location is one of the best in the area. The hike is extremely steep, requiring you to climb up some sections of rock (no rock climbing gear necessary, just functional hands and feet). The view from the top is beautiful, and it makes for an ideal sunset viewing. That being said, it is somewhat of a dangerous spot. Don't fool around on the cliffs, it's a straight vertical drop to the bottom. Also important to note: While this is a popular location for people to check out, it is technically private property and people have been fined for going up the cliffs. Trouble from police is unlikely, but possible

Great Sight

This is an easy hike (walk) to a very impressive waterfall. I recommend bringing a camera, tripod, and waterproof boots if you want to walk down into the rocky riverbed.

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over 4 years ago

Amazing Experience

This trial is absolutely incredible. It is challenging but even more rewarding. We did this in late September. We started at 9:00am and finished at 5:00pm. We decided to take the trail counter clockwise, up Falling Waters trail first. One tip I would suggest is to not pack too heavily. You will want to keep your bag as light as possible, and if you are a photographer like me, you know that is a difficult task! Food, water, and layers are the top priority as far as packing goes.

Beautiful area

These dunes are amazing. The landscape and foliage is unlike any other place I've ever seen. I would bring bug spray with you! If you have time, walk out to the ocean. If you're lucky you can see whales breaching without binoculars.

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about 5 years ago

Very Rewarding

I was very glad to have checked out this spot. The trails are all very well maintained, and the parking lots are easily accessible. The waterfall itself is one of the best on the East Coast. I went in the winter and there was ice surrounding the falls, making it an amazing photo opportunity.