Join the Paulinskill Valley Trail Committee (PVTC) for a hike starting at Washington and Green Streets in Columbia, NJ. The PVTC, a Friends Organization of the Kittatinny Valley State Park, will host the hike. The length of the hike will be 4-5 miles. The trail is cinder-based which provides easy, level walking. Bring lunch and a drink.
Because both the Sussex Branch and Paulinskill Valley Rail Trails are in some places adjacent to public or private hunting areas, please wear an upper garment that is either blaze orange or a bright, non-natural color.
ABOUT US: The Paulinskill Valley Trail (27 miles) and the Sussex Branch Trail (20 miles) are part of Kittatinny Valley State Park. Both trails are multi-use. However, no motorized vehicles are allowed. Hiking, bicycle riding, horseback riding, cross-country skiing, snow shoeing jogging and dog sledding are allowed. All dogs must be on a leash. The tracks have been removed from these rail trails, leaving a pleasant cinder bed path. Except at a few road crossings, the trails are level and offer easy walking, cycling, and horseback riding. Anyone interested in nature or railroad history will enjoy using these two rail trails.
DIRECTIONS TO COLUMBIA, NJ (AT THE RIVER)
GPS Coordinate (Decimal) 40.924892, -75.094329
Route 80 to Exit 4A. Follow signs to Columbia. Take first U turn on the left. Follow signs for Route 94S Columbia. Do not get on toll bridge to Pennsylvania. Take first exit to the right into Town of Columbia. Make right turn on Decatur Street. Go 2 blocks to Green Street, turn left onto Green Street. Go 1 block to Washington Street, turn left onto Washington Street. Park on left side of street (away from river). We will meet at the corner of Washington and Green Streets by the Columbia pedestrian bridge.
Visit our website www.pvtc-kvsp.org for more information about our organization or call 973- 786-5768.
Visit www.pvtc-kvsp.org for more information about the PVTC organization. 973-786-5768.