Ascent of Mount Cecchino on 2011-07-28

Climber: Michael Schwartz

Date:Thursday, July 28, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Mount Cecchino
    Location:USA-New Jersey
    Elevation:750 ft / 228 m

Ascent Trip Report

See my Preakness Mountain report. From the junction of Reservoir Drive and High Mountain Road, I drove south 0.6 miles and forked right onto Belmont Avenue, which I followed south for 1.3 miles to a right turn onto W. Overlook Avenue, an entrance road for William Patterson University. Go uphill 0.2 miles, turn right onto Mills Drive and circle and go 0.4 miles to parking on the right signed for High Mountain Reservation.

Hike the red trail, which is the gravel path behind the kiosk, and follow it carefully past turns and junctions 0.55 miles to the beginning of the yellow trail. Take the yellow trail another 4/10 mile to a crest on the west shoulder of Cecchino Mountain and bushwhack about 400' to the summit on bare bedrock. If interested, look for the geocache within four feet of the summit. If going to High Mountain, continue north on the yellow trail.

The entire High Mountain Reservation, with all hiking trails shown, is covered best on the Jersey Highlands Trails, Central North Region, map #125, published by the NY-NJ Trail Conference.
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