Fit Fridays! Blairstown Viaduct Graffiti Hike – 6.25 miles


    May 26


    09:45 am - 01:15 pm

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    Trail Shrinks Hiking, Biking, Dancing, Live Bands, Dining

    Email: [email protected] Website: Organizer's Website

    Tunnel Field

    538 NJ-94

    Columbia, NJ, US, 07832

    **The Unofficial Rail Trail!** An out-and-back to enjoy the graffiti artwork and views from the Blairstown viaduct bridge and the Delaware River bridge in Columbia, NJ.

    **LOCATION:** Meet at the back of the parking lot past the playground at Tunnel Field (a ball field for kids out front, playground around back).
    Address: Tunnel Field, “Brugler Tract” 538 NJ-94, Columbia, NJ


    Built by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad (1908-1910), the viaduct is a reinforced concrete railroad bridge that crosses the Paulins Kill in Knowlton Township, New Jersey south of Rte 94 on Station Road. When completed, it was the largest reinforced concrete structure in the world.

    You must wear proper gear, especially boots, as much of the hike is on loose chunky rock ATV trail (unless we get lucky and the dirt trail is not yet too overgrown).

    Max # participants for this event: No limit
    Distance: a little over 6 miles
    Duration: 3-4 hours approx
    Pace: moderate, likely pausing to take photos on the two bridges
    Newcomers are always welcome
    No one left behind, this is a social group enjoying nature
    Dogs: Dogs may not enjoy the chunky ATV rocks that are much of the trail but are welcome on a leash if experienced. Bridge railings are OPEN and there are ladder tunnels down to Rte 80 that are OPEN. Dogs MUST be leashed. And please bring water for your pup.

    Please be aware that your Meetup organizers are not tour guides. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members can not be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant – including you – at any event. All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. By signing up for this event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.