Explore the most popular hiking trails in Cheesequake 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.

Fun hike. Some hills some log obstacles. Trail a little hard to keep track of with all the fallen leaves.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short hike. Enjoyed watching the Snappers chase minnows on the lake. Some steep climbs. Encountered large black snake sunbathing.

hiking
1 month ago

A little steep in spots. Nice well marked trails. Will be better when the leaves change.

Easy trail, signage is so-so, bit of GPS drift to the maps relevant position. Ton of chinpmunks and squirrels.

hiking
1 month ago

Great for beginners, trail well marked every 0.1 mile. Tree roots, wet leaves, some steps. Saw purple mushrooms - amazing sight in NJ!

4 months ago

A pleasant walk through the woods in Cheesequake state park. Most of the trail is well marked and in good shape. There are a few sections that go through low-lying wet/muddy areas that are not well cared for, e.g., logs on the wet ground in lieu of boards. Some scenic views of the surrounding marshlands but not spectacular.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice hike, well maintained trails. The loop is 3.5 miles, not 3. Also, since it's a weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day, there was a $10 entrance fee. Overall it was enjoyable! Not really any spectacular views along the trail but it was still pretty.

hiking
4 months ago

Starting to hike again and this trail was great to kind of get my feet wet again. It is very well maintained and easy to navigate. I would like to go after rainfall so see the actual waterways filled and running. Would definitely go again.

Easy walk through the woods. A few casual trails which I'm guessing were caused by the bikers, but nothing that'll get you lost.

Pleasant walk. Didn't see any bikers out today.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice walk. Signs make it hard to get lost.

hiking
5 months ago

Well-signed trail system in Cheesequake. Well-maintained trail. Not really much views, but a nice walk in the trees. Mosquitoes weren't bad until it hit 9:30am. Then it was like a switch was flipped.

5 months ago

Beautiful and fun.

Very well marked and pretty empty at the time I went which was nice. Only one area where the little stream blocked the trail but a bunch of logs were placed so you could get over without getting too wet (until your dog pulls you into the water anyway). Definitely on my list to do again in the later spring/summer as the trees were still pretty bare and plants were still brown during mid-April.

hiking
6 months ago

it was good but some parts of the trail were very unkempt. I wouldn't go after a rain it floods pretty bad unless I had waterproof boots.

walking
6 months ago

Walking running scenic view. Mostly flat land and uphill also boardwalks over water. My favorite place to get in my cardio. My dogs love it too.

hiking
6 months ago

Very good to family and friends

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Very nice....!!!!

hiking
8 months ago

Very muddy, but very

9 months ago

Very nice hike. Well marked and well maintained.

hiking
9 months ago

I went on a very similar trail, the red trail. It was very muddy and slippery. There was also many stairs. But overall it was very scenic and amazing.

walking
11 months ago

Nice, well marked and well maintained trail that’s easy to navigate. Not a bad set of views and walks for the area.

backpacking
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

I'll start with $20 parking fee for non NJ residents.
Park it self is very clean and well taken care of(I see where $20 goes to) Green trail was 3 miles long , it is well marked and easy to walk on. Trail should be marked as easy

hiking
Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

$5 admission fee at the entrance of the park. Moderate trail with a lot of wooded stairs and views.. bug spray is a must!

hiking
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bring bug spray!!! like seriously bring it with on the trail too
gorgeous hike but it does goes through the "wetlands" which is just a nicer way of saying it can get a little swampy

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Luv this place..

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Easy and scenic

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Very very clean park, nice trails went through several environments from saltwater marshes, bogs, pine forests, freshwater swamps, and oak forests. The green trail allows you to see coastal habitats and inland old forests.

Some areas could use improvement as I had to walk through several muddy areas, and a boardwalk would have benefitted these areas. But it's not the outdoors if you don't get dirty right?

Bring bug spray to prevent the gnats which we're plentiful in the salt marshes.

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