North of Newark and Newton in Sussex County, the 15,700 Stokes State Forest has 27 miles of snowmobile trails.
To reach the snowmobiling trailhead for Stokes State Forest from Branchville, head north on SR206 for 4 miles. Turn right heading northeast on Coursen Road. There are several places to park to access trails.
These trails connect with the High Point State Park trails.
1) Ayers Trail (black blaze) - 0.9 miles
2) Iris Trail (red blaze) - 4.3 miles
3) Mashipacong Trail (yellow blaze) - 2.8 miles
4) Parker Trail (green blaze) - 3.0 miles
While snowmobiling Stokes State Forest, the snowmobile must be registered with the New Jersey MVC Agency. The driver does not need a permit or license, but the driver must be at least 14 years old and must wear an approved helmet.
Overall, Stokes State Forest is the 6th most popular snowmobile trail of all 8 snowmobiling rides in New Jersey.