Explore the most popular Nature Trips 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.

Directions were spot on. The trail starts at a relatively high elevation, so its only a short climb up the AT (white) to the ridge. Great views of the reservoir to the south. Trail was snow covered but easy to navigate. Worth the extra 15 minutes to get to ‘Raccoon Ridge’ for the panoramic views. Saw a few hunters, so wear your orange. 3 hours of easy going rocky walking. Be mindful to take the Kaiser trail (blue) back down and join up with Coppermine (red) via the connector trail. Highly recommended for ease and views.

hiking
12 hours ago

Nice view of the lighthouse and it’s worth going later to catch the sunset along the way. Well maintained trail w plenty of wildlife.

12.12.19. Magical day for hiking — clear, cold, trees shrouded with snow. This is a beautiful hike, with a bit of everything: ruins, the gorgeous Black (Lamington) River, woods, open fields. Pretty straightforward, low effort, high reward. Start at Cooper Mill, follow Patriots Path, then Red, then Orange trails, before rejoining the Patriots Path. One thing: the map says Green Trail, but in reality, the blazes here are orange. My stats: Distance: 7.1 miles Elevation Gain: 761 feet Moving Time: 2:25:08

This trail should be categorized as hard. The overwhelming amount of rocks take the joy out of it, as you constantly have to look down. Nonetheless, view at the summit is nice and also the creek towards the end. Hiking is always a fun adventure, took us 3 hours to do the loop and it was a sunny 40 degree day (11/30)

no shade
off trail
3 days ago

I love this place! My dog absolutely loves running around down in the quarry.

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blowdown
icy
rocky
scramble
snow
4 days ago

Went 12/8/19. Began 10:30am w/ clear skies. Icy all the way up the red dot. Lot of fallen trees in the area, some intersecting the trail. Be careful on the rock face/scramble after the first lookout, super icy. More snow on the blue dot but still a bit treacherous on the way down, more fallen trees. Recommend bringing your spikes

Took my 6 year old son there today and we both loved it. We were on Bikes. I can’t believe I never knew it there. Was clean, trails marked marked, some small hillls for our bikes. Hidden gem. Saw deer as close as 20 feet away. It’s small. But we loved it

hiking
4 days ago

I love this trail system and use it regularly-for mountain biking. In fact, it is primarily a mountain biking trail, at least on weekends, all seasons of the year. It is an extensive oasis in a sea of suburbia, however, and can be a nice hiking getaway, but I do NOT recommend hiking this on the weekend. Even on weekdays, keep a sharp eye out, especially at blind curves.

Great hike through woods - great view of AC on open road - be prepared for cars on parts of trail on open road - went on Dec 8th - perfect time to hike here

Nice easy hiking trail with dogs. Watch out for mountain bikes. There is a nice section on the ridge above the Six Mile Run creek.

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icy
off trail
snow
4 days ago

I gotta agree with others, worst marked trails but that’s what made it a little challenging. Anybody can follow a path it’s nice to have to think a little once an a while

hiking
snow
4 days ago

Snow boots recommended, still has a couple inches of snow from last week. The road along the cemetery was icy. Decent day hike

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rocky
scramble
4 days ago

Such a fun hike!! A lot of work- my legs we’re super tired by the end. I won’t need to use the stair master for a while :) Our dog handled the scramble well- but this is not one for older or small dogs unless you want to carry them (you don’t). The boulders are tricky. Waterfall half way through is a nice spot for a snack and a coffee (if you bring with you!). I’ll do this again. The views were very pretty.

Great loop trail, not hard, more moderate except maybe the length. A good view off trail at the AT campsite north side of trail. Pond views were nice. Pond was frozen over. Saw some bear tracks around the pond. A lot of trees down on the green trail and turquoise trail wasn’t marked all that great. But all in all a great Hike. Several interesting creek crossings on the green trail, be sure to wear appropriate footwear. I did the hike clockwise, I would suggest counterclockwise only if you are including Mt Tammanay Red and a blue dot trails. The climb was difficult after the 10 mile loop and ice made the decent a little tricky but view was worth it. Get out there and check it out!!!

Easy trail. The bridge is closed, so you cannot finish a big chunk of this trail.

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icy
muddy
rocky
5 days ago

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