New Jersey - Outdoor Activities

New Jersey has approximately 1,466 trails, including 1,106 hiking trails and 852 for walking. These trails range from 0 to 232 miles in length. The most popular trails are Clay Pit Ponds Connector, Mount Tammany and Buttermilk Falls Loop Trail. The last Trails.com member to complete a trail in New Jersey was Tina E. who completed Sunfish Pond.

  • Mount TammanyView Trail Details

    23 Reviews

    Jacksonburg, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  3 - 4 hours
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The Kittatinny Ridge (meaning “Endless Mountain” in the Lenape Native American language) comes to an abrupt, spectacular end at Mount Tammany. ...

  • Clay Pit Ponds ConnectorView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Carteret, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  1 hour
    •  1.7 miles
    •  Guide

    It may be hard to believe, but many of Manhattan’s buildings and sidewalks were once made from the clay drawn from the ground of this pocket-size ...

  • Apple Pie Hill Fire TowerView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Tabernacle, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  5.5 hours
    •  8 miles
    •  Guide

    There are no natural vistas from which to overlook the vast pine and oak wildlands overlaying the Cohansey formation aquifer. But 205-foot-high ...

  • Stokes SelectView Trail Details

    9 Reviews

    Branchville, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  5 hours
    •  9.5 miles
    •  Guide

    For fear of overselling a park, we normally resist assigning it too many superlatives. But in Stokes, we’re stumped: this solitary, mountainous ...

  • Ramapo-Ringwood RallyView Trail Details

    8 Reviews

    Oakland, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  8 hours
    •  13.1 miles
    •  Guide

    You know those Western hikes in which miles go by with only the cacti or an occasional butte lending variety to a uniform landscape? This trek ...

  • Surprise Lake TrailView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    West Milford, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  Day hike
    •  3.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Just about everything a hiker could want can be found on this hike. For openers, there are fabulous vistas of Greenwood Lake that stretches out ...

  • Allamuchy Natural Area AmbleView Trail Details

    7 Reviews

    Hackettstown, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  8.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Whether the quarry is birds, the backwoods, or beautiful bodies of water, Allamuchy has what it takes to make your outing a success. In fact, ...

  • Terrace PondView Trail Details

    6 Reviews

    Butler, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  4 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    Twelve thousand years ago, a tundra environment of lichen, moss, dwarf birch, and Arctic willow existed around the pond. Browsing mastodon and ...

  • Mullica RiverView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Shamong, NJ

    • Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing  
    •  3 hours to overnight
    •  Guide

    The unique charm of the Mullica River comes from its extensive savanna marshes and numerous high, sandy banks that offer ideal places for a snack, ...

  • Palisades Interstate Park: Palisades Boulder Field TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Alpine, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  Day Hike
    •  5.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This awesome hike begins from the highest point of the New Jersey Palisades and steeply descends 530 feet to the Hudson River. Part of the trail ...

  • Tripod Rock and Bear RockView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Boonton, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  3 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    Just north of Morristown’s suburban sprawl, a series of low ridges rises to nine hundred feet above sea level. These Highlands summits, separated ...

  • Cattus IslandView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Toms River, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  2 hours
    •  3.2 miles
    •  Guide

    Today, half of the 12,500 square miles of salt marsh that once lined the Atlantic coast is gone. New Jersey has lost more than a million acres, ...

  • Abram Hewitt’s Bearfort RidgeView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Awosting, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  4.5 hours
    •  8.3 miles
    •  Guide

    After a few hours of rolling along the rocky ridges of Hewitt, you’ll swear you’ve been magically airlifted to the middle of Maine. A big reason ...

  • Wawayanda 2: Terrace PondView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    West Milford, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4.8 miles
    •  Guide

    The high point of this short outing, both literally and figuratively, is an extended rocky ridge overlooking beautiful, pristine Terrace Pond. ...

  • Buttermilk Falls Loop TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Wallpack Center, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  4.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike offers as close to a wilderness experience as possible for Fido and companion in New Jersey, for few people climb beyond the falls ...

  • Watchung Reservation: Green Brook Loop TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Murray Hill, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5 hours
    •  6 miles
    •  Guide

    The 2065-acre Watchung Reservation has 13 miles of blazed trails, 26 miles of bridle trails, and more than 40 miles of unmarked trails—plenty ...

  • Sount Mountain Reservation: Hemlock Falls TrailView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Newark, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  Day Hike
    •  5.25 miles
    •  Guide

    Thanks to the Sierra Club and the Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs, the yellow-blazed Lenape Trail will eventually ...

  • Sourland Mountain Preserve TrailsView Trail Details

    5 Reviews

    Bridgewater, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  Day Hike
    •  4.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Sourland Mountain Preserve—owned and administered by the Somerset County Park Commission—sits atop a ridge that extends from Hopewell to Hillsborough. ...

  • Island Beach State ParkView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Seaside Park, NJ

    • Road Biking  
    •  16.2 miles
    •  Guide

    The thin stretch of barrier beach that is Island Beach State Park is, perhaps, the prettiest part of the entire New Jersey Shore. It is made ...

  • Pyramid Mountain Loop TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Taylortown, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  2.5 hours
    •  4 miles
    •  Guide

    This hike takes Fido on rocky uphills, downhill rock scrambles, stream crossings, and some of the most impressive glacial boulders in the state. ...

  • Bearfort Ridge: Surprise Lake Loop TrailView Trail Details

    4 Reviews

    Moe, NJ

    • Hiking  
    •  3.5 hours
    •  5 miles
    •  Guide

    This fresh, verdant trail in fall and winter brings you and your canine pal the gift of woodland detail and sights to see without the distraction ...

  • Cape May Point PedalView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Cape May, NJ

    • Road Biking  
    •  9 miles
    •  Guide

    The Cape May area has more than Victorian charm to lure bicyclists and other tourists. On the outskirts of the town, and in Cape May Point, there ...

  • Allamuchy Mountain State ParkView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Hackettstown, NJ

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  12 miles
    •  Guide

    Allamuchy State Park, with its 12 miles of forest roads and singletrack, is a place worth seeking out. Riding is a mixed bag, including everything ...

  • Delaware & Raritan CanalView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Princeton, NJ

    • Mountain Biking  
    •  6 hours
    •  30 miles
    •  Guide

    Transportation from an earlier time is the theme of this ride. NJ TRANSIT'S Northeast Corridor Rail Line serves as a shuttle to the start point. ...

  • Worthington State Forest CampgroundView Trail Details

    3 Reviews

    Columbia, NJ

    • Campgrounds  
    •  Guide

    Four-and-one-half million people visit the Delaware Water Gap Recreation Area every year. Fortunately, these visitors spread out over 40 miles ...

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