Sandy Hook Hiking Trail

EASY 31 reviews

Sandy Hook Hiking Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Highlands, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.6 miles 131 feet Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 117, and continue on NJ 36 East for 13.5 miles, following signs to the Gateway National Recreation Area.

1 month ago

Great hike mostly paved did the walk onto the beach was nice lots of military buildings great walk for anyone does get a little windy

1 month ago

2 months ago

road biking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

HOLY TICKS. My dogs got over 30 TICKS within an hour and I'm not joking. Too risky. Won't do again.

hiking
7 months ago

The trail is paved multipurpose (pedestrian and bicycle) route from near Parking lot D to North Beach. For the most part it runs along the main road. There is a also another hiking trail running east along the beach but that trail is hard to follow. Nice easy pedestrian/bike trail. If you are waking, keep a eye out for bicyclists.

road biking
8 months ago

9 months ago

walking
10 months ago

Great trail, very flat and easy to navigate. Good beach access at any point in the trail. Great way to see Sandy Hook through a new perspective.

road biking
11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

road biking
1 year ago

Easy flat trail. Well marked. We went early and had a great day! I had no idea Fort Hancock was there so we took our time exploring. Beautiful scenery, ocean views, I think this will become our favorite "go to" trail!

1 year ago

mountain biking
1 year ago

road biking
1 year ago

Loving it

Beautiful but not a mountain bike trail. Just an easy flat trail.

road biking
2 years ago

walking
2 years ago