Sandy Hook Hiking Trail

EASY 44 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.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

road biking
2 months ago

It's not a bad ride. It's easy and you have the ocean view.

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hiking
3 months ago

Great place! Hike the whole 7.0 mile trail you won't regret it.

hiking
4 months ago

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walking
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7 months 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

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8 months ago

road biking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

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

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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
Wednesday, June 15, 2016