Gillette, New Jersey

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  • Gillette, New Jersey

    Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Loop

    5.0
    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

    5.0
    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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  • Staten Island, New York

    Hike the Staten Island Greenbelt

    4.0
    7.6 mi
    The white trail offers one of the two more ambitious hikes, passing through Egbertville Ravine, Heyerdahl Hill and Buck’s Hollow parks on Staten Island, offering an up-close view of the forest and marshland that once covered the island. About midway, the trail also passes the Greenbelt Nature Cen...
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  • Cedar Grove, New Jersey

    Hike at Mills Reservation

    4.7
    2 mi / 200 ft gain
    Mills Reservation is over 150 acres of wooded area located off of Normal Ave. near the Cedar Grove reservoir. Parking space is limited due to the small size but there is another hidden lot towards the back if you make a right out of the parking lot and then the first right turn onto Highland Ave....
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  • Matawan, New Jersey

    Cheesequake Yellow and Blue Loop Trail

    4.0
    3.43 mi / 328 ft gain
    Cheesequake Yellow and Blue Loop Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Old Bridge, New Jersey.
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  • Boonton Township, New Jersey

    Hike Pyramid Mountain to Tripod Rock

    4.0
    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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  • Califon, New Jersey

    Bike the Columbia Trail: Califon to High Bridge

    There are multiple places to pick up the Columbia Trail (High Bridge, Califon, Long Valley, Flanders) but this post is for biking or running from Califon to High Bridge and back. The best place to park is at the old town railroad station on, of course, Railroad Ave. You will be able to see the en...
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  • Staten Island, New York

    Sunrise and Sunset from the Staten Island Ferry

    5.0
    The Staten Island Ferry is a passenger ferry that runs between the boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island. From the deck of the ferry, you will have a perfect view of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. You'll see the skyscrapers and bridges of Lower Manhattan receding as you pull away and c...
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  • Califon, New Jersey

    Explore the Ken Lockwood Gorge

    4.3
    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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  • Rockaway, New Jersey

    Hike the Timberbrook Pond - Riley's Rise Loop

    5 mi / 500 ft gain
    The trailhead parking is at the end of Timberbrook Road, before the road enters Camp Winnebago (Boy Scouts). I hiked this in a clockwise directions starting on the Timberbrook Trail (yellow markers).  After about 1 mile the trail ends at a junction with the Four Birds Trail (white markers).  Turn...
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  • Paterson, New Jersey

    Explore the Great Falls of the Passaic River

    3.2
    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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  • New York, New York

    Walk the George Washington Bridge at Sunset

    3.0
    0.9 mi
    Join the thousands of people who cross the GWB each day, but do it by foot! This is an easy walk with beautiful views of the New York City skyline. You will begin seeing signs for the bridge bike path at Ft. Washington St. & E. 177th St., which you follow for a few blocks until you begin asce...
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  • Princeton, New Jersey

    Mountain Lakes Nature Preserve Loop

    4.5
    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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  • New York, New York

    Brooklyn Bridge Walk

    5.0
    2.4 mi / 26 ft gain
    Brooklyn Bridge Walk is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near New York City, New York.
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  • Hopewell, New Jersey

    Hike through the Sourland Mountain Preserve

    5.0
    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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  • New York, New York

    Explore the South Street Seaport

    5.0
    Get a feel for what New York was like in the 19th century at the Seaport! The Seaport boasts some of the oldest buildings and architecture in Manhattan, and the area continues to bustle today. The Seaport borders the Financial District and the East River - so there are lots of wonderful sights to...
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Camping and Lodging in Gillette

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