A.T. detour to avoid flooding across Vernie Swamp in NJ

May 16, 2022

Flood Alert on the A.T. in New Jersey:

To avoid severe flooding of the Appalachian Trail, a short detour has been created and blazed. The detour is approximately two tenths of a mile and involves a very short road walk on Mt Salem Rd.

Northbound hikers should turn right at the sign indicating the detour and proceed to Mt Salem Rd, then turn left and follow the A.T. blazes to the left turn back in to the woods. This rejoins the original A.T. very quickly.

It is recommended hikers take the detour after moderate-to-heavy rain events which make crossing the swamp difficult.