Explore the most popular no dogs trails in New Jersey with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

1 day ago

A little wet on the upper part of the trail, but great views throughout the hike. Loved the rock scrambling required at on the shoreline trail. With the trees being leaf free this time of the year, we were able to see some great views of the cliffs from below.

Great hike

7 days ago

Great trail that's well maintained. I really love the boardwalk they put in through the marshy areas. Very easy walk with plenty of birding opportunities. I'd say it's even worth repeat visits throughout the year.

Well kept, easy nature trail with an observation tower. Very easy to get to and plenty of parking.

Beautiful trail. Nice and simple and great all year round - peaceful in the Winter, gorgeous in the spring-fall

Started at the alpine boat basin to make it an 8-9 mile trip. Views on top of the palisades were nice. Lots of litter though. Heavily trafficked areas. Took 6 hours for the extended loop. Navigating the rocky parts was slow. Really muddy and slushy on the long path at the top. Good workout.

nature trips
14 days ago

Awesome spot, has multiple trails. An array of wildlife can be found here and there is a nature center you can go in and learn about the trail. Also very safe I have seen police patrolling the trail routinely. Also you can pick up maps under the pavillion near the parking before starting the trails.

Great morning hike for February!
My friend and I really enjoyed everything this trail offer, the “stairs” the waterfall , the workout! In 3 hours and of course the views.

Went in the summer. Great rock scrambling and views of the Hudson

simple and easy but still a nice trail through a marshy swamp.

nature trips
28 days ago

As a nature trip, this is probably a really awesome place to visit in the spring/summer/fall. Easy walk around loop. Looking forward to planned expansions. Given its setting, it was a welcome nature break from the surrounding industrial refineries and Interstate 1-9.

nice easy hike, great views, rock scramble along Hudson is fun.

Relaxing seashore stroll in the off-season

Gorgeous hike with plenty of Hudson River views and lookouts. Varying terrain from trails to a mile of rock scrambling, and an unexpected waterfall at the northernmost portion of the loop. High chance of wind chill in the winter due to being right on the River for a large portion of the hike, however that is made worth it with some views of the cliffs that would be invisible when the trees are not bare.

Awesome hike today, it rained 75% of the time but it made it more beautiful. Would recommend it for a casual hike, my girlfriend said it was lengthy lol oh well

Flat trail easy fun walk beautiful area.

Nice curvy trail

1 month ago

Great trail. Clear and well maintained. Good mix of ascents, descents and flats. Several opportunities to take cross trails to shorten the loop if needed. As well as extend your trek.

A bit hard to navigate. You wander through looping, poorly-marked trails through some scrubby woods.
Be sure to go along the river. You can see the bridge and a bunch of strange industrial stuff. Lots of animal tracks in the mud. Take the Cove Trail out along the water. It’s a narrow way that takes you out along the swamp. Really great spot to see tons of birds. You will frequently see deer — plus a menacing flock of wild turkeys if often looming somewhere in the woods.

2 months ago

A pleasant, quick loop. Most of the time you are within brush and trees, so not much to see in the distance. There are a few bird watch stands where you can go and view the wildlife in the pond. A lot of bird watchers come here. We were lucky to have come in spring and see snapping turtles tumbling over each other and making waves during their mating season. Quick, enjoyable, good for kids.

Went after several days of freezing good thing lots of ice to walk on otherwise it would be muddy. Today weather’s was high 20’s

Very difficult but challenging and fun. The white trail is pretty hard, lots of maneuvering but fun. Took us about 2.5hrs in the snow. We were soaked with sweat, great workout. I wouldn’t recommend doing this hike in the snow but, we did survive, with no casualties. Lol...

One of my favorite places to hike. The view is outstanding. To go as far as Raccoon Ridge, it's an out and back trail, But you can make it a loop by connecting the Keiser and the Copper mine Trail. Love all the trails near the Mohican Outdoor Center.

trail running
3 months ago

Usually run here at least once or twice a week. The grounds are beautiful, and there is even a tram available for those less inclined to walk around. Nice park tucked away in Somerset County.

Pretty challenging trail, especially the Giant Stairs. The northern part of decent towards the Giant Stairs is steep too. The views are amazing!
There is a 2012 rockfall in the middle, which has lighter colour than the rest of the cliffs.

well marked and well mapped. great for an afternoon hike. some interesting spots to check out along the trail

Hike hike hard


locally available
lots of surprises
some natural, many man made but all intriguing

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