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trail locations for Rumson, New Jersey

Easy, paved trail. One small incline. This trail is stroller friendly and offers a nice view of Sandy Hook and the ocean beyond.

Awesome fall scenery and beautiful waterfront visits by Naversink and Shrewsbury Rivers. Moderate levels on nicely developed paths.

4 months ago

Very enjoyable and relaxful. Most of it is moderate, with some difficult steep climbs. Almost entirely in forested shade. Took me about 2 hours to complete all the trails. Very few people during a weekday afternoon. The only downside is the amount of flying bugs I kept needing to swat away from my face but that's expected in a forest trail. Bring insect repellent! Overall , I would do it again!

walking
5 months ago

Relaxing. Pretty easy. A few steep areas but for the most part a safe and simple-to-follow path. Great views of the Navesink River.

Cool in the trees.

Hartshorne is a fun place, it's the only park close by that has woods and hills with ocean views. I live in Monmouth County and generally drive up to two hours to reach challenging hikes, but when I'm crunched for time Hartshorne is a good fall back. You will see lots of mountain bikes, so be alert and ready to step aside. I know hikers have the right of way, but you can't possible expect a biker to be able to stop on a dime! Because of the MBs, the talks are really packed and easy to wall.

Huber Woods County Park Trails is listed as a 5.5 mile loop trail. But in fact, this county park contains many trails -- nested loops, straight trails, and opportunities to walk on paved and gravel roads that border working farms and residences. Depending on how many trails you take, the distance you walk can be much longer than 5.5 miles.

Much of the trail system is in forested areas; nice and shady but in summer, the air becomes still and is moist and humid. Mid- to late-fall is an ideal time to hike this park. The sun breaks through and provides warmth but not heat. Fallen leaves hide protruding roots or stones and tripping is common, so wear sturdy shoes.

There are many trail markers along the paths, but almost every single one is missing key information such as the arrow pointing in the needed direction. The forested area looks the same on many trails so it is VERY EASY to get lost. Bring a trail map or a hiking GPS for assistance.

The few small lakes on the property are picturesque as are the open meadows, red barns, white fences.

The park was well-maintained; very little litter on the trails.

The most difficult trail (rated as a black diamond) wasn’t really difficult compared to hiking trails in the national parks and really only rated a 2 of 5 for level of challenge.

Great. 2 military battery's and a bunker. Also nice quiet hike with decent elevation gains

Great trail. The Environmental Center is great for kids and the trails were fun to follow. Most picturesque was the view near the lake and the double row of trees in the middle of a field.

hiking
2 years ago

4 stars just wasn't up to par, I don't know if this is the BEST trail but it is my favorite. I love that there is something for all, easy or moderate and black diamond trails. Even if you aren't great with trail markers (yours truly) there seem to be a lot of intersecting trails, or side trails that bring you to another trail. "Sometimes"I just ignore the markers (read "pretty much always") but in my opinion there's no better park to wander through.

Although I haven't hiked All the Parks in Monmouth Co. This is the most demanding. You can do a 7 mile loop with some decent elevation gains for being on the shore. And it's share of rocks on the Black Diamond trail & Grand Touring sections. My favorite local hike!!!

The pin is in the wrong place.

mountain biking
4 years ago

Not as technical as Hearthshorne but a beautiful park with really nice trails. Be sure to respect the horses you will see on the trails.

mountain biking
4 years ago

One of the best places to mountain bike in NJ.