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Best trails in New Jersey

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Trying to find the best New Jersey trails? AllTrails has 1,022 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Ringwood, Hardwick Township or Morristown, we've got you covered. If you're looking for great New Jersey state park trails, check out Wawayanda State Park. Or for some great local park options, check out Ramapo Valley County Reservation near Tuxedo Park or Schooleys Mountain Park near Long Valley. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 671 easy trails in New Jersey ranging from 0.6 to 50.4 miles and from 0 to 1,627 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in New Jersey
Top trails (1022)
#1 - Mount Tammany: Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop Trail
Worthington State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(2110)
Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 29 m
As of May 2020, the parking area and bathrooms are closed. There is parking at the Kittatinny Point Visitor Center. Note: The parking lot typically fills up by 8am on weekends. There is no alternativShow more
#2 - White Shore and Long Path Loop Trail
Palisades Interstate Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1364)
Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 15 m
Please note: the trail is currently closed at the rock scramble portion, but you still get to see the waterfall! Some hikers choose to hike this the opposite direction so that the waterfall is at the Show more
#3 - Stairway to Heaven Trail
Wawayanda State Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1218)
Length: 2.9 mi • Est. 1 h 46 m
The trail starts out as a steep climb up to the top of Wawayanda Mt. Along the way up there are many large boulders that are great for bouldering on. Once on top of the mountain you get some great vieShow more
#4 - Buttermilk Falls and Crater Lake Loop Trail
Walpack Fish and Wildlife Management Area
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(669)
Length: 6.7 mi • Est. 3 h 41 m
Note: the gate to get to the waterfall near the cemetery is currently CLOSED. May have to walk about a mile before the actually hike listed here. Please consult the park's website before visiting. ThShow more
#5 - Long Path and Shore Loop
Palisades Interstate Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(784)
Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
Long Path and Shore Loop is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Alpine, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best Show more
#6 - Stairway to Heaven and Pochuck Valley via Appalachian Trail
Maple Grange Community Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(524)
Length: 7.5 mi • Est. 3 h 47 m
This hike starts out in at the AT crossing on Route 517 the Pochuck Valley and starts out flat for about 2.5 miles on boardwalks,a suspension bridge, and a cow pasture. It then crosses Rt. 94 and enteShow more
#7 - Mount Tammany via Blue Dot Trail
Worthington State Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(888)
Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
Mount Tammany via Blue Dot Trail is a 4.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hardwick Township, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily Show more
#8 - Yellow and Cannonball Trail
Ramapo Mountain State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(556)
Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 43 m
Take the blue blazed McEvoy Trail from parking lot. The trail climbs to Ramapo Lake where it joins a paved park road as it skirts the lake then turns north. The trail leaves the road at a sharp bend. Show more
#9 - Hemlock Falls Trail via Lenape (Yellow) Trail, Rahway Trail (White) and River Trail
South Mountain Reservation
easyYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(684)
Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
Beautiful hike with some rough terrain. A good amount of inclines. Rocky trails. Really nice stretch along a ridge. Great hike to a small waterfall.Show more
#10 - Black River Trail Loop
Black River County Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(540)
Length: 7 mi • Est. 3 h 19 m
Black River Trail Loop is a 7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Chester, New Jersey that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and Show more
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