Climb To The Top Of New Jersey’s Highest Fire Tower For Breathtaking Views

Apple Pie Hill is in the heart of the Pine Barrens, and the highest point in the area. The Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower provides spectacular views of the surrounding woodlands and offers fantastic photo opportunities. It was open to the public regularly, until recently. Thanks to vandals, the tower is now gated and locked. Hikers can still visit, but only when a fire service employee is present.

While this is disappointing, it doesn’t mean the end of public access fire towers in New Jersey. Catfish Fire Tower along the Appalachian Trail in Hardwick is still open to visitors for incredible sightseeing and mountain views for miles. Feel free to visit year-round, and remember to respect the area.

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For a sneak peek of the views, check out this video by YouTube user, Brett Hoffman:

Have you been to Catfish Fire Tower? Share your photos with us on Facebook or by tagging @only_in_new_jersey on Instagram. For more scenic hikes in the Garden State, check out: What’s Waiting For You At The End Of This Epic New Jersey Hike Will Leave You In Awe.