Apple Pie Hill

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Apple Pie Hill
2014-08-29 11 34 32 The fire tower on top of Apple Pie Hill in Wharton State Forest, Tabernacle Township, New Jersey.JPG
Summit of Apple Pie Hill
Highest point
Elevation205 ft (62 m)
Coordinates39°48′26″N 74°35′22″W / 39.80722°N 74.58944°W / 39.80722; -74.58944Coordinates: 39°48′26″N 74°35′22″W / 39.80722°N 74.58944°W / 39.80722; -74.58944[1]
Apple Pie Hill is located in Burlington County, New Jersey
Apple Pie Hill
Apple Pie Hill
Location of Apple Pie Hill in New Jersey
LocationWharton State Forest, Tabernacle Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, U.S.
Topo mapUSGS Chatsworth[1]
Easiest routeBatona Trail (hike)

Apple Pie Hill (also known as Petty Coat Pile) is a hill in Tabernacle Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, United States. It is 205 feet (62 m) tall, making it one of the highest points of the New Jersey Pine Barrens.[2] A 60-foot-tall (18 m) fire tower stands atop the summit, offering views of the surrounding Pine Barrens.[3] The skylines of Atlantic City and Philadelphia are visible from the top of the tower.[4] It lies along the Batona Trail in Wharton State Forest, making it a popular hiking destination.

On September 10, 2016, due to vandalism, the Department of Environmental Protection closed Apple Pie Hill to public access by erecting a fence around the tower.[4] However, the tower is open to visitors when staff members are present and by appointment.[5]

Soils are sandy almost everywhere, with profiles that resemble classic podzol development; Atsion, Lakehurst, Lakewood, and Woodmansie are common soil series.[6]

Apple Pie Hill view
View from the fire tower atop Apple Pie Hill


  1. ^ a b "Apple Pie Hill". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 1979-09-08. Retrieved 2014-09-17.
  2. ^ "New Jersey Birding and Wildlife Trails - Wharton State Forest - Apple Pie Hill". Retrieved September 17, 2014.
  3. ^ "Apple Pie Hill".
  4. ^ a b Pine Barrens landmark off limits to public due to vandalism, Accessed October 18, 2016.
  5. ^ Two arrested for vandalism of Apple Pie Hill fire tower, Accessed November 17, 2017.
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