West Orange, New Jersey

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Top Hiking Spots in and near West Orange

  • Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania

    Explore George W Child's Park

    4.0
    1.4 mi / 144 ft gain
    Once parked, enter the trailhead and follow the trail down Dingmans Creek to the first set of falls. Try taking pictures from off the trail to the right of these falls. Continue on to the second waterfall and again step off the trail to take pictures from the right side of the waterfall, if you d...
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  • Beacon, New York

    Sunset Point - South Beacon Mountain Loop

    4.0
    8.92 mi / 2470 ft gain
    This loop hike form the Notch Trail northern trailhead on Route 9D.  There is enough parking at this trailhead for about 5-6 cars.  The Notch Trail is identified with blue trail markers.  It is well maintained and plenty of markers to guide your way.  This is important because there are m...
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  • Beacon, New York

    Sugarloaf Mountain via Wilkinson Memorial Trail

    5.0
    2.15 mi / 820 ft gain
    Trail is currently closed. Get updates at parks.ny.gov.  Sugarloaf Mountain is part of the Hudson Highlands State Park, along with Breakneck Ridge, Bull Hill, and Mt Beacon. Though the views are just as impressive as its sister trails, it is never as crowded and it's one of my favorite spots in ...
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  • Stockton, New Jersey

    Hike to the Hidden Lockatong Waterfall

    3.7
    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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  • Lambertville, New Jersey

    Hike the Goat Hill Overlook

    1 mi
    Hike a short and easy path up a hill to the Goat Hill Overlook where you'll have a wonderful view of the Delaware River and New Hope, PA. Put 'Goat Hill Overlook' into your maps and you will be led right to the trailhead where you can easily park in the gravel parking lot or on the side of the pa...
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  • Columbia, New Jersey

    Hike Mount Tammany's Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop

    4.5
    3.3 mi / 1197 ft gain
    Mount Tammany located in the Delaware Water Gap is a very exciting hike. Short in length but with steep, rocky uphill portions this becomes more of a challenging trek. This hike allows for amazing views of the Delaware River, Route 80, and Mount Minsi on the other side. The summit makes for an aw...
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  • Columbia, New Jersey

    Hike Mt. Tammany via Red Dot Trail

    4.6
    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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  • Columbia, New Jersey

    Hike to Sunfish Pond

    4.5
    7.9 mi / 1150 ft gain
    At the end of the parking lot, cross over the bridge and follow the Appalachian Trail (AT, white blazes) to a V-intersection. Turn right onto Dunnfield Creek Trail (green blazes), which will take you past a few cascades and up to Sunfish Pond. Relax and eat lunch at the pond. When you're ready, t...
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  • Hardwick Township, New Jersey

    Sunfish Pond via Red Dot, Tammany Fire Road, Turquoise and Dunnfield Creek Trail

    5.0
    10.54 mi / 1434 ft gain
    Sunfish Pond via Red Dot, Tammany Fire Road, Turquoise and Dunnfield Creek Trail is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Pahaquarry, New Jersey.
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  • Bloomsbury, New Jersey

    Hiking in Musconetcong Gorge Preserve

    3.3
    Start out on Ridge Trail (yellow blazes), found at the rear of the parking lot. Shortly, you will come to a stream crossing, followed by a set of wooden steps. Just before the next stream, turn left following the white blazes. This section of the trail makes a moderately rocky descent, as it foll...
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  • Cold Spring, New York

    Hike the Perkins/Fahnestock/Charcoal Burners Trail Loop

    7.5 mi / 800 ft gain
    This is one of my favorite hikes in the Clarence Fahnestock State Park. A real mixed bag but mostly very enjoyable. The trail starts at the Charcoal Burners Trailhead Route 301. There is only road side parking on a soft shoulder, both sides of the road.  After a short walk into the forest, you re...
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  • Bangor, Pennsylvania

    Hike Mount Minsi

    3.6
    This is a great 5.5 mile hike at the Delaware Water Gap. You follow the Appalachian Trail the entire time (white marked trail) as it climbs to the top on Mt Minsi. There are multiple viewpoints on your way up that provide a great view of the water gap as well as some very picturesque trail points...
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  • Frenchtown, New Jersey

    Hike to the Devil's Tea Table

    3.0
    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 Junction, New York

    Lake Canopus Viewpoint

    4.0
    2.07 mi / 148 ft gain
    Its a great place to explore as it has a beautiful calm lake especially in the fall, the reflection of the water and the awesome colors are unbelievable. Its a short hike but you certainly could go further up. Parking is free by the road, hike towards the lake about a mile or so. The sound of bi...
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  • Hopewell Junction, New York

    Beaver Pond via Appalachian Trail

    5.0
    3 mi / 400 ft gain
    Beaver Pond is a small body of water created by a dam that was constructed during the days of iron ore mining in the area.  The pond is crystal clear and has a wonderful tree line right on the water.  The best time to visit here is early morning in the fall.  With the leaves changing color they m...
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