Wawayanda Mountain

Wawayanda Mountain

Wawayanda Mountain is a plateau making up the Eastern edge of the Vernon Valley. It is most famous for its section of the AT, known as the "Stairway to Heaven" and its Pinwheel Vista, which provides magnificent Westward views. The actual summit of Wawayanda Mountain is trailless but the easiest access to the top is via an old woods road, which skirts the summit rise. Those seeking an advanced challenge may bushwhack to the summit from the Pinwheel Vista using a map and compass or a GPS.

Elevation 1460
Decimal degrees 41.1977, -74.4575
County Sussex
Ownership public
Owner Wawayanda State Park
Topo map Acme Mapper
Nearest higher neighbor Hamburg Mountain High Point

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Trip Reports

Mike Merunka climbed Wawayanda Mountain on 05/19/2021
Brian Shultis climbed Wawayanda Mountain on 11/29/2020
Robbie Masso climbed Wawayanda Mountain on 05/20/2020
John Rushman (Doc) climbed Wawayanda Mountain on 01/16/2020
Steve Welgoss climbed Wawayanda Mountain on 11/23/2019

Pictures from Wawayanda Mountain

Stairway to Heaven.

Stairway to Heaven. —Eric Koppel

View from the Pinwheel Vista.

View from the Pinwheel Vista. —Eric Koppel

Wawayanda Mountain as seen from the AT.

Wawayanda Mountain as seen from the AT. —Eric Koppel

Icy view-Pinwheel vista

Icy view-Pinwheel vista —William Maurer (Hoosier)

Old AT junction

Old AT junction —William Maurer (Hoosier)

Iced trees

Iced trees —William Maurer (Hoosier)

Wawayanda's summit

Wawayanda's summit —William Maurer (Hoosier)