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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
Elevation 205 ft (62 m)
Geography
Location Wharton State Forest, Tabernacle Township, Burlington County, New Jersey, U.S.
Topo map USGS Chatsworth
Climbing
Easiest route Batona 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. A 60-foot-tall (18 m) fire tower stands atop the summit, offering views of the surrounding Pine Barrens. The skylines of Atlantic City and Philadelphia are visible from the top of the tower. 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. However, the tower is open to visitors when staff members are present and by appointment.

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

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