Middlesex County Highpoint Trip Report

Date: April 27, 2008
Author: Dave Dunham

This was my third HP of the day and it was still only just short of 9:00 AM. I had no trouble following the directions as I came from Middlesex County. I parked at the tower as the other trip reports suggest.

The road mentioned in Dan Case's report is actually Abbey (not Abbott). The trail still has a chain across it but I never saw a "no trespassing" sign. I never saw the benchmark but the stone/steel footings left little doubt about where I was. I decided to check out the trail around Hulseman Pond to see if parking would be easier at that end.

The trail was easy to follow, it is on the topo. Ignore the other smaller trails which go off in other directions. The trailhead doesn't really have any parking spots and it appears that the homeowner had placed a "Do Not Enter" sign at the entrance. It is not posted for trespassing and the sign is of the variety seen on a one-way street. Total time to do a loop was 21 minutes running easily.