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Catfish Mountain
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Trail difficultyTrail difficultyTrail difficulty 5.03mi 919 ft N41.0476 W74.9725 Warren 1560 ft Google Maps

NJ1K peak map Get on Old Mine Road through the Delaware Water Gap. Take Route 402, Millbrook Road south from Millbrook Village. The road ascends the Kittatinny Ridge. Park on Millbrook Road at its highest point at then end of a fire road. Parking space is very limited. Get on the AT as it leaves the parking area toward the southeast. The AT runs along a road as it turns southwest and then leaves the road to the left and starts to climb to the ridge line. The trail gets steeper at times and climbs about .6 miles to the high point and the Catfish Fire Tower. The views from the tower are excellent especially on clear days without haze. As always, you can retrace your path to the car but a better idea is to walk along the ridge along the At continuing to the southwest. There are several viewpoints along the way and none is better than the one at 2.1 miles where you will turn off the AT onto the Rattlesnake Swamp Trail. This trail ascends over the top of the ridge and then drops to Catfish Pond at about 2.8 miles. The views of this small, secluded pond are beautiful. The trail then crosses the swamp and runs along it. These areas can be wet and "buggy" when there has been rain! This trail parallels the AT for about 2.0 Niles where, at 4.8 miles into the hike it meets the road that you started on at the beginning of the hike.

(The map at the right shows the parking area and the hiking route in a clockwise direction.)

NJ1K profile (The image at the left shows the profile of the hike. Remember that all vertical profiles are relative!)