Explore the most popular trails near Rumson with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Rumson, New Jersey Map

A kinda confusing spiderweb of trails, so make sure you take a map for navigation. No views or nothing, but relatively wide trails and far fewer people on a Saturday morning than Hartshorne Woods. Mostly flat with a few gentle grades.

Not much for scenery, but a nice walk in the woods. Be sure to grab one of the trail maps. It can be a little confusing finding your way around. I prefer the farm path section since it's a bit more open.

2 months ago

This was a beautiful, secluded and reasonably challenging hike. Parts were quite narrow with heavy vegetation growth. There were some fairly steep elevation changes but nothing that required climbing. The trail was well maintained. I don't mountain bike - but this looked like a blast. I may take up a new activity! I hiked down Rocky Point Loop but ran only had a limited amount of time and had to return on Battery Loop (which is a paved road... very nice, to have the option).

4 months ago

Quick easy hike to do after spending the day at Sandy Hook, with some history involved which is always appreciated. River is nice and there is swimming beach by the boardwalk which looked clean but there were a few roudy party boats close to the boardwalk when I hiked it on a Saturday so might not always be secluded

5 months ago

Easy pleasant trail with some views of the river. Trail is wide enough to avoid brushing up against poison ivy or tick-covered plants.

Fun hike w great views

Good quick hike

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

This is a very good spot to hike. If your looking for a short and simple yet soothing and rewarding then you have found the spot. This is my 4th hike I have ever done so im an amateur but i highly recommend checking this spot out, the ending is gorgeous.

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Small beach is quite nice after some trailing.

Saturday, July 08, 2017


Friday, May 19, 2017

Nice, quiet trail. Steep and rocky at points with tree roots jutting out so be careful! Watch out for bikers. A few view points of the river.

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Great short hike for good healthy work out. Watch out for the mountain bikes though. My wife and I have hiked this trail in every season. Nice in snow as in the summer. Many views of the rivers and the ocean over the barrier island. Enjoy

Friday, December 30, 2016

Easy, paved trail. One small incline. This trail is stroller friendly and offers a nice view of Sandy Hook and the ocean beyond.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Awesome fall scenery and beautiful waterfront visits by Naversink and Shrewsbury Rivers. Moderate levels on nicely developed paths.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Very enjoyable and relaxful. Most of it is moderate, with some difficult steep climbs. Almost entirely in forested shade. Took me about 2 hours to complete all the trails. Very few people during a weekday afternoon. The only downside is the amount of flying bugs I kept needing to swat away from my face but that's expected in a forest trail. Bring insect repellent! Overall , I would do it again!

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Relaxing. Pretty easy. A few steep areas but for the most part a safe and simple-to-follow path. Great views of the Navesink River.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Cool in the trees.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Hartshorne is a fun place, it's the only park close by that has woods and hills with ocean views. I live in Monmouth County and generally drive up to two hours to reach challenging hikes, but when I'm crunched for time Hartshorne is a good fall back. You will see lots of mountain bikes, so be alert and ready to step aside. I know hikers have the right of way, but you can't possible expect a biker to be able to stop on a dime! Because of the MBs, the talks are really packed and easy to wall.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Huber Woods County Park Trails is listed as a 5.5 mile loop trail. But in fact, this county park contains many trails -- nested loops, straight trails, and opportunities to walk on paved and gravel roads that border working farms and residences. Depending on how many trails you take, the distance you walk can be much longer than 5.5 miles.

Much of the trail system is in forested areas; nice and shady but in summer, the air becomes still and is moist and humid. Mid- to late-fall is an ideal time to hike this park. The sun breaks through and provides warmth but not heat. Fallen leaves hide protruding roots or stones and tripping is common, so wear sturdy shoes.

There are many trail markers along the paths, but almost every single one is missing key information such as the arrow pointing in the needed direction. The forested area looks the same on many trails so it is VERY EASY to get lost. Bring a trail map or a hiking GPS for assistance.

The few small lakes on the property are picturesque as are the open meadows, red barns, white fences.

The park was well-maintained; very little litter on the trails.

The most difficult trail (rated as a black diamond) wasn’t really difficult compared to hiking trails in the national parks and really only rated a 2 of 5 for level of challenge.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Great. 2 military battery's and a bunker. Also nice quiet hike with decent elevation gains

Monday, September 22, 2014

Great trail. The Environmental Center is great for kids and the trails were fun to follow. Most picturesque was the view near the lake and the double row of trees in the middle of a field.

Friday, July 18, 2014

4 stars just wasn't up to par, I don't know if this is the BEST trail but it is my favorite. I love that there is something for all, easy or moderate and black diamond trails. Even if you aren't great with trail markers (yours truly) there seem to be a lot of intersecting trails, or side trails that bring you to another trail. "Sometimes"I just ignore the markers (read "pretty much always") but in my opinion there's no better park to wander through.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Although I haven't hiked All the Parks in Monmouth Co. This is the most demanding. You can do a 7 mile loop with some decent elevation gains for being on the shore. And it's share of rocks on the Black Diamond trail & Grand Touring sections. My favorite local hike!!!

mountain biking
Thursday, February 16, 2012

Not as technical as Hearthshorne but a beautiful park with really nice trails. Be sure to respect the horses you will see on the trails.

mountain biking
Thursday, February 16, 2012

One of the best places to mountain bike in NJ.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

My wife and I hiked the Laurel Ridge trail combined with the Grand Tour Black diamond trail.
The only blaze markings are at the trail heads or intersections, but we where able to navigate oK.
This trail is a little more demanding once you get to the Grand Tour section,
Overall a great park that accommodates the hiking lifestyle.
Highly recomended. We will be back again

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