Explore the most popular hiking trails in Allamuchy Mountain State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

30 days ago

This is a beautiful trail. I had to drive 50 miles to get here. This is on a Sunday, two days after a rainy day. As soon as I arrived in the parking lot. There were two big potholes at the gate and there were 4 parking spaces still open but they were in huge ankle-deep puddles. Luckily, I brought my boots. I started on the main trail. I came across more huge puddles. I had to try and balance myself to walk on some fallen tree branches to avoid step in these puddles because my boots have a side zipper, therefore only mostly waterproof. I didn't want to push my luck. It's no fun hiking with wet socks, sure way to get blisters.
But because all these water and moisture in this park, I get to see beautiful waterfalls, mushrooms on trees, green moss on rocks. I don't regret it at all. I started on the dark blue trail, then red trail, then white trail. I turned back after 3 miles or 1.5 hours. I made a wrong turn and ended up returning on the Ranger's trail, it has very steep and rocky slope. I wish I had my trekking poles because I have bad knees. They hurt doing steep descent. But I managed it ok.

We come here often and its always a beautiful hike!

Very accessible from NYC. Easy for our dog, if a little muddy at times. A great, easy afternoon hike.

ok trail , a lot of up hills for mtb

Easy/Moderate trail. Beautiful dense forest, all shadowed. But really nothing special, no destination or target and I rarely met so many annoying mosquitoes!!! If you wanna hike there be sure to bring a gallon of mosquito repellent!!!
I was with my dog: just one fresh water steam at the beginning of the trail.
1h15’ the loop (because of the mosquitoes I guess)

3 months ago

Quick easy hike with nice views. Would recommend to someone who doesnt hike much or who wants to get into hiking. Couple of times ive been here not many people on the trail which is nice.

4 months ago

Nice and easy starting trail. If you start on The Waterloo Village Side, Wildlife you may see along the trail are beavers, turkeys, deer, turtles, birds, chipmunks, lots of squirrels, and yes, the occasional bear. Water levels can vary depending on rainfall and the iron mine trail was flooded for the last year or so due to a beaver dam but it appears the beaver has since moved on and the trail is now open again. There are several offshoot trails to try as well. There are a few minor waterfalls and lakes along the way and one part comes out to Cranberry Lake which is a really nice view. You do have to cross some streets to get to the continuation after Tamarack Road and then the trail narrows a bit at that point but it’s a very nice hiking, biking, and running trail and great for dogs.

This yellow trail was a pretty and peaceful trail. About 5 miles for us.

6 months ago

well marked trail through the woods. enjoyed very much!

This park is a gem....this trail is an old railway bed so it's flat as can be. The sound of water can be heard along good portions of it. You can walk it all year basically....Excellent place to go.

9 months ago

Enjoy these trails all summer long

11 months ago

I love this trail. I love that you can take other trails and loop back onto it. Beautiful area.

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Rode it end to end quite beautiful in areas enjoy!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Nice forest setting, well marked. Did the yellow loop, gps clocked 3.7 miles. Easy side of moderate for sure.

Friday, July 21, 2017

It's a nice loop, I would say on the easier side of moderate.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Love this trail. Run it all the time!

Monday, April 24, 2017

hiked the blue trail/ iron mine trail.

The top of the unblazed trail is pretty awesome. There's a great view up there.

mountain biking
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

beautiful trail.

Great winter day for a walk in the woods

Hiked on New Years morning. It was so peaceful and relaxing. We hiked down to the lake on the ice covered blue trail then hiked out on the white trail. Great day.

mountain biking
Friday, November 25, 2016

Fun ride. Not terribly difficult. There were a few moderate climbs on the route I took and some nice flat spots. I only ran into 6-8 people out on hikes. I'll be back in the early spring

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


I've never done this exact loop but have combined all the trails here in different order. There's a great view at the top of white to yellow to L at teal. It's a pretty place with a heavy canopy and blind corners. I have seen bears here and lots of bear sign. Solo hikers should really carry pepper spray to be on the safe side. Although attacks are rare, 90% occur on solo hikers. Food for thought.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Flat, kinda boring, but good for a quick jog or if you'd rather walk in nature vs. your neighborhood. The trail is great for bikers and continues well past what is shown here. Try the hiking trails that are off of this trail. The white trail to the yellow to the teal leads to a great view and is just about 2 miles RT

Monday, July 25, 2016

Very flat until the turn onto the Iron Mine Trail. Then there are some moments of steepness but nothing all that severe. The flat section gets a decent amount of mountain bikers. But the Iron Mine Trail portion was as quiet as can be.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Enjoyable quick hike trail. On the lower end of moderate at best.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

good trail not too easy not too hard. great views and not crowded. saw a HUGE Black Racer snake at end

road biking
Saturday, January 09, 2016


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