LAKE RUTHERFORD
KITTATINNY MOUNTAINS, Sussex County, NJ


Directions:

Take NJ 23 to the High Point State Park ranger's office located at the top of Kittatinny Ridge on the south side of the highway. Stop in at the office for a map or to pick up a permit if leaving your car overnight.

Park your car at the AT parking area, which can be reached via a driveway found abut 200 feet east of the office on the same side of the road.


Trails:

Pretty good trip. The red dot on white background trail (Iris trail) takes you out there. I just went down and back.
Connects to:
north -- High Point Park
south -- Sunrise Mountain


PLANT LIST:
Dr. Patrick Cooney


Trees:
Acer rubrum (red maple)
Amelanchier arborea (shadbush)
Betula lenta (black birch)
Betula papyrifera (white birch)
Betula populifolia (gray birch)
Carya glabra (pignut hickory)
Carya ovata (shagbark hickory)
Carya tomentosa (mockernut hickory)
Castanea americana (American chestnut)
Fraxinus americana (white ash)
Nyssa sylvatica (tupelo)
Pinus rigida (pitch pine)
Pinus strobus (white pine)
Populus grandidentata (big toothed aspen)
Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)
Pyrus malus (apple tree)
Quercus alba (white oak)
Quercus coccinea (scarlet oak)
Quercus ilicifolia (bear oak)
Quercus prinus (chestnut oak)
Quercus rubra (red oak)
Prunus serotina (black cherry)
Sassafras albidum (sassafras)
oleander tree?

Shrubs:
Alnus serrulata (smooth alder)
Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)
Comptonia peregrina (sweet fern)
Euonymus alatus (winged euonymus) 6/17/97
Gaultheria procumbens (teaberry)
Gaylussacia baccata (black huckleberry) 6/17/97waning
Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)
Ilex verticillata (winterberry holly)
Juniperus horizontalis (creeping juniper)
Lindera benzoin (spicebush)
Rhododendron periclymenoides (pinkster flower) 6/17/97 just finished
Spiraea alba var. latifolia (meadow sweet)
Vaccinium angustifolium (lowbush blueberry)
Vaccinium corymbosum (highbush blueberry) 6/17/97
Vaccinium pallidum (hillside blueberry)
Vaccinium stamineum (deerberry) 6/17/97
Viburnum acerifolium (mapleleaf viburnum) 6/17/97
Viburnum dentata (arrowwood viburnum) 6/17/97
Viburnum lentago (nannyberry viburnum) 6/17/97

Vines:
Amphicarpaea bracteata (hog peanut)
Parthenocissus quinquefolia (Virginia creeper)
Toxicodendron radicans (poison ivy)
Vitis labrusca (fox grape)

Herbs:
Achillea millefolium (yarrow) 6/17/97
Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard) 6/17/97
Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)
Arisaema triphyllum (jack in the pulpit)
Baptisia tinctoria (wild indigo)
Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd's purse) 6/17/97
Cerastium vulgatum (mouse-ear chickweed) 6/17/97
Chimaphila maculatum (spotted wintergreen)
Comandra umbellata (bastard toadflax) 6/17/97
Eupatorium rugosum (white snakeroot)
Geranium maculatum (wild geranium) 6/17/97
Glechoma hederacea (gill over the ground) 6/17/97
Hedyotis caerulea (bluets) 6/17/97
Hieracium venosum (rattlesnake hawkweed) 6/17/97
Hypoxis hirsuta (yellow star grass) 6/17/97
Impatiens capensis (orange jewelweed)
Iris versicolor (blue flag) 6/17/97
Krigia biflora (two-flowered Cynthia) 6/17/97
Lemna sp. (duckweed)
Lepidium sp. (pepper grass) 6/17/97
Lithospermum canescens (hoary pucoon?) 6/17/97
Lycopus spp. (horehound)
Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower) 6/17/97
Melampyrum lineare (cowwheat) 6/17/97
Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel) 6/17/97
Polygonatum biflorum (smooth true Solomon's seal)
Polygonum cespitosum (cespitose knotweed) 6/17/97
Polygonum sagittatum (arrow-head tearthumb)
Potentilla officinalis (common cinquefoil) 6/17/97
Prenanthes altissima (tall white lettuce)
Prunella vulgaris (self-heal) 6/17/97
Ranunculus acris (tall buttercup) 6/17/97
Sisymbrium altissimum (tumble mustard) 6/17/97
Symplocarpus foetidus (skunk cabbage)
Taraxacum officinale (dandelion) 6/17/97
Triadenum virginicum (marsh St. Johnswort)
Trifolium repens (white clover) 6/17/97
Veratrum viride (swamp hellebore)
Veronica officinalis (common speedwell) 6/17/97
Viola cucullata (marsh blue violet) 6/17/97
Viola sp. (purple violet) 6/17/97

Rushes and Sedges:
Carex vulpinoidea var. annectans (sedge)
Carex crinita (sedge)
Carex cristatella (sedge)
Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)
Carex rosea (sedge)
Carex stipata (sedge)
Carex stricta (tussock sedge)
Dulichium arundinacea? (three-way sedge?)
Juncus effusus (soft rush)
Luzula multiflora (wood rush)
Scirpus atrovirens (dark green bulrush)

Grasses:
Anthoxanthum odoratum (sweet vernal grass)
Dactylis glomerata (orchard grass)
Festuca elatior (fowl meadow grass)
Festuca rubra (red fescue grass) 6/17/97
Leersia virginica (white grass)
Lolium perenne (rye grass)
Panicum clandestinum (deertongue grass)
Panicum spp. (panic grass)
Poa annua (annual bluegrass)

Ferns and Fern Allies:
Dennstaedtia punctilobula (hay-scented fern)
Osmunda cinnamomea (cinnamon fern)
Pteridium aquilinum (bracken fern)
Thelypteris noveboracensis (New York fern)

Other:
rock tripe lichen