POCHUCK MOUNTAIN
Sussex County, NJ


Directions:

There are two places to park: at the AT parking lot on Route 94 or at the Wallkill River N.R.A.


Geology:

Pochuck Mountain lies between two valleys: the Wallkill River Valley is on the west and the Vernon Valley (home of Pochuck and Wawayanda Creeks) is on the east.  


The name Pochuck means in Putschek, "out-of-the-way Place."


Trails:

The Appalachian Trail goes over this mountain.  

On the AT, you approach Pochuck Mountain from the Wallkill River N.W.R.  In Orange County, NY, you walk on Oil City Road for a short space.  Climbing Pochuck Mountain you ascend on switchbacks.  There is a western ridge, a middle ridge, and eastern ridge.