Highlands Hilltopper is a 5.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Dogs on leashHikingRunningForestWildlife
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Hartshorne Woods County Park has 16 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails, several old military bunkers and a small beach with a fishing pier. The Park is split into three sections from west to east: The Buttermilk Valley Section, the Monmouth Hills Section and the Rocky Point Section.

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Andrew Delaney
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Ray Gallagher
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i was pleasantly surprised by how fun this hike was! If you are following the paper map, this is a combo of the Grand Tour and Laurel Ridge Trails. Varied terrain, not a bad way to experience Hartshorne

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Susan Dagate
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Denise Surman
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Lauren Olivola
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I enjoyed my hike today. I did some of the Rocky Point Trail and the Cuesta/Laurel Ridge in a thunderstorm. Despite getting rained on, I still enjoyed myself. I took away a couple stars for the following reasons: 1) the hike itself was hard to find. I recommend parking at the trailhead where you'll find the entrance to Rocky Point past the sign to the left. Cuesta Ridge will be behind you through a gate which says "Authorized Vehicles Only" and it will be a little bit on the pavement and to the right. You can also park on the Navesink Ave/Buttermilk Valley Entrance, then turn right to start the Laurel Ridge Trail which will lead to the Cuesta Ridge Trail and the Grand Tour trails. 2) the trails weren't well marked, especially Rocky Point. They have paper maps at the trailhead which will be useful.

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Kara Hoffman
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Really nice hike, not muddy at all! Although there wasn’t that much scenery thru out the hike. Did have sex again against a tree so that was a positive. Not that many other hikers. Went mid week in the late morning

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Be sure to get the trail map for this one. It'll make it a lot easier to figure out

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Jamee Pugliesi
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Beautiful trail! Took us a little over an hour to hike the trail did a little running also. Hardly anyone on trail. We did the black diamond trail and it was very easy to navigate. After a great hike we went to lunch at the inlet cafe. It was a perfect day date :). Enjoy. You will love!

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Lauren Kress
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Nice, frequent elevation changes keep it interesting.

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Nick Farrell
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Did not see the trail, or I am just blind.

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Lu Tes
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Carl Gaspar
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Alex Lytvyn
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Mark Bradley
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Chris Hanigan
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Mark Bradley
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Michael Lazzaro
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Tracy Saijets
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Kirsten Diebold
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Alexandra Niel
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Matt Dale
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Mikey Mags
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Chris Singer
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Joshua Ballard
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Mark Mamrega
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Mark Mamrega
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Janeen Yodakis
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