Best trails in New Jersey

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Trying to find the best New Jersey trails? AllTrails has 1,003 great hiking trails, 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 Hardwick Township, Ringwood or Morristown, we've got you covered. If you're looking for great New Jersey state park trails, check out High Point 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 658 easy trails in New Jersey ranging from 0.6 to 50.4 miles and from 0 to 1,791 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Mount Tammany: Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop Trail
Worthington State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1916)
Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 2 h 8 m
As of May 2020, the parking area and bathrooms are closed. There is parking at the Kittatinny Point Visitor Center. Great views, challenging ascent, sometimes a little crowded at the summit. The redShow more
#2 - White Shore and Long Path Loop Trail
Palisades Interstate Park
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(1192)
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! Rugged hike with outstanding views, waterfalls, ruins. Moderate to difficult. The fiShow more
#3 - Buttermilk Falls and Crater Lake Loop Trail
Walpack Fish and Wildlife Management Area
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(574)
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
#4 - Yellow and Cannonball Trail
Ramapo Mountain State Forest
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(496)
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
#5 - Long Path and Shore Loop
Palisades Interstate Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(677)
Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 44 m
Note: Due to COVID-19 measures, the lower half of the trail is closed off, but there’s the option to keep going further in another direction. Please check with the park page for more information.Show more
#6 - Mount Tammany via Blue Dot Trail
Worthington State Forest
hardYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(658)
Length: 4.1 mi • Est. 2 h 30 m
Note: Trailhead is open, however due to COVID-19, they are requesting that people go up Mount Tammany via the Red Dot Trail and then back down again via the Blue Dot Trail so that everyone is going inShow more
#7 - Black River Trail Loop
Black River County Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray Star(458)
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
#8 - Ramapo Reservation Loop Trail
Ramapo Valley County Reservation
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(495)
Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 3 h 36 m
Ramapo Reservation Loop Trail is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mahwah, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkingShow 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(534)
Length: 5.6 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
NOTE: As of April 2020, parking areas to the trailhead are closed due to concerns with COVID-19. Beautiful hike with some rough terrain. A good amount of inclines. Rocky trails. Really nice stretch aShow more
#10 - Schooley's Mountain Boulder Gorge Loop Trail
Schooleys Mountain Park
moderateYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray Star(465)
Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 42 m
Schooley's Mountain Boulder Gorge Loop Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Long Valley, New Jersey that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarilyShow more
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