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    Top Spots in and near New Jersey

    • Paterson, New Jersey

      Explore the Great Falls of the Passaic River

      Getting to the Great Falls of the Passaic River is a relatively straight shot. It is located off exit 57B on Route 80 which is also accessible from highway 287. Parking is located on McBride Avenue across the street from the park's welcome center.Typically during autumn park rangers offer 45 to 1...
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    • Stockton, New Jersey

      Explore Kugler Woods Waterfall

      0.5 mi
      Drive 5.2 miles north on Route 29 from the center of Stockton, NJ and you will come across a very small parking lot on the left side of the road. If you park your car there, walk back south on Route 29 about 50 feet, and cross over to the woods-side of the road. There you will find the trailhea...
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    • Califon, New Jersey

      Explore the Ken Lockwood Gorge

      One of New Jerseys best kept secrets has to be the Ken Lockwood Gorge. If you are looking for a relaxing, beautiful, and nature packs place then this area is perfect for you. You can access the gorge from two different points, either by driving down Raritan River Rd. and parking right before you ...
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    • Stockton, New Jersey

      Hike to the Hidden Lockatong Waterfall

      2 mi
      If you're on Kingwood Stockton Road, there will be a dirt road with a Lockatong Nature Preserve sign before it (going north on Kingwood Stockton Road, the sign will be on your left. If you're driving south, the sign will be on your right). Just drive all the way until the end of the dirt road and...
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    • Vernon Township, New Jersey

      Stairway to Heaven

      6.8 mi / 1089 ft gain
      This popular hike starts out on the Appalachian Trail (AT, white blazes). You begin on a boardwalk that crosses over a marsh, then you leave the boardwalk and enter a forested area. At around 1.4 miles, follow a bicycle path, Canal Road, then turn right, cross over a bridge, and take a left throu...
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    • Columbia, New Jersey

      Hike Mt. Tammany via Red Dot Trail

      2.3 mi / 1115 ft gain
      This is a short but strenuous hike to a bluff overlooking the Delaware River and surrounding mountains and hills. The summit makes a good spot for a picnic or just for relaxing and watching the sunset. The entire hike also has plenty of beautiful photo ops, especially in the Fall. Find the trailh...
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    • Gillette, New Jersey

      Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Loop

      0.94 mi / 43 ft gain
      Nestled within the more urban and suburban communities in Northern New Jersey, you can escape back to nature at Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. The name says it all - this place is the perfect opportunity to get up close to a variety of different wildlife that call this protected land home....
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    • Washington Township, New Jersey

      Hike Hacklebarney State Park's Trout Brook Riverbanks

      This is a relatively easy hike through Hacklebarney State Park that is great for families with younger children, rock scrambling, photography, and just hanging out in nature. There are two different ways to explore Hacklebarney, either by staying on the packed gravel path or by following the bank...
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    • West Milford, New Jersey

      Hike Bearfort Mountain

      5.06 mi / 1007 ft gain
      Bearfort Mountain is a great weekend morning hike that borders NJ and NY. Parking can be tricky as the entrance to the lot looks like it is Greenwood Lake Marina's boat storage area. Once parked, find the trail entrance at the top of the little hill and continue to the blue on white marked trail....
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    • Boonton Township, New Jersey

      Hike Pyramid Mountain to Tripod Rock

      This is a fun hike that is great for the entire family. The trails are really well maintained and Tripod Rock is a pretty amazing feature to check out. You can hike to the rock and follow your steps back to the parking lot for a 3 mile round trip or continue along the trail for a 4.4 mile loop. I...
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    • Closter, New Jersey

      Hike to Huyler's Landing/ Closter Dock Loop

      5.4 mi / 450 ft gain
      The easiest way to access this loop hike is by parking at the Palisades State Park Headquarters.  This is just off exit 2 from the Palisades Interstate Parkway.  Parking here is free and it is a short walk down a road to the Closter Dock Trail.  The Closter Dock Trail is more of a wide fire road ...
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    • Princeton, New Jersey

      Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve Loop

      2.3 mi / 157 ft gain
      An 8-mile network of maintained trails traversing this Preserve, Mountain Lakes North, John Witherspoon Woods,parts of Tusculum (private) and Community Park North makes a variety of loop hikes possible. Pathways include a boardwalk (over wetlands) and paved bicycle roads. Click here for a trail...
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    • Ringwood, New Jersey

      Explore Ringwood Manor State Park

      1.3 mi
      On my way to the drive-in, I saw a sign for Ringwood Manor estate and wanted to adventure around. The parking is easy and the property was beautiful!As we walked through the estate, we found:a quaint tree foresta small cemetery with headstones hundreds of years olda river with a small waterfall ...
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    • Sandyston, New Jersey

      Explore the Sussex County Sunflower Maze

      3 mi
      I stumbled upon the Sunflower Maze by accident when I was driving through NJ and was quickly distracted by the enormous yellow flowers. So of course, I had to check it out! It opens at 9AM and last admission is at 6PM. The maze is only open from around August to October for the flower bloom. 3...
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    • Frenchtown, New Jersey

      Hike to the Devil's Tea Table

      0.5 mi / 20 ft gain
      Apart from the rock, there's more trail to follow for a stunning overview and a great spot to hang out and relax. The view is a must-see, it is so much better in person. The hike is not challenging at all, it is basically a straight trail. Climbing some medium sized rocks might be required, but i...
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    • Hopewell, New Jersey

      Hike through the Sourland Mountain Preserve

      2.91 mi
      The Sourland Mountain Preserve stretches from Hunterdon County all the way into Somerset County. The trails referenced here are on the southwest side of the preserve in Hunterdon County. They are accessible from an on site parking lot at 233 Rileyville Road in Ringoes NJ.There are several trails ...
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