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    • Shamong, New Jersey

      Hike to Quaker Bridge via Atsion

      7 mi
      Looking at a map of New Jersey, you'll notice that the biggest green patch of forest on the map is Wharton State Forest, in the southern half of the state. There are many great hikes to do in the state forest, described here is a relatively easy 7 mile hike that serves a nice introduction to hiki...
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    • Woodbine, New Jersey

      Camp at Belleplain State Forest

      A fun place for all things nature, from a easy nature walk to camping! Entrance fees are charged per vehicle from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day. Lake Nummy is available for swimmers. There are picnic tables and grills and a concession stand (open in summer) on the beach. Camping is open a...
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    • Highlands, New Jersey

      Kayaking the Shrewsbury River

      You start at Tocci Ave in Monmouth Beach. (There is a park with a baseball field so often times on weekends there are baseball games. Depending on the time of day it can be difficult to get parking.) You use the launching ramp to put your kayak into the water and then you are off. You don't techn...
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    • Cedar Grove, New Jersey

      Hike at Mills Reservation

      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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    • Wantage, New Jersey

      Hike the Iris Tail - Appalachian Tail Loop

      9 mi / 1000 ft gain
      Start this hike from the Appalachian Trail parking area off route 23, south bound side, south of the park office. Follow the Blue Dot trail until is intersects with the Iris Trail. The Iris Trail (marked with red blazes) is a through hike that is about 5 miles long. It parallels the Appalachian T...
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    • 608 Ramapo Valley Road, New Jersey

      Hike the Halifax Trail and Ruins in the Ramapo Valley Reservation

      8.25 mi / 500 ft gain
      To start, I recommend coming in the early morning or afternoon, as the parking lot fills up with people hiking, fishing or going for a walk with their family. I usually get my luckiest before 9. This park is as relaxing or exciting as you want to make it. Here is a good map to use/ print out. We ...
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    • Columbia, New Jersey

      Hike the Mount Mohican-Raccoon Ridge Traverse

      7.5 mi / 1500 ft gain
      This point to point hike can be done in either direction. There is parking at the entrance to Worthington Campground. Cross Old Mine Road and start up the Garvey Spring Trail (orange markers). The trail passes Laurel Falls on the right then ascends steeply until you reach an old forest road.  The...
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    • Columbia, New Jersey

      Hike Mount Tammany's Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop

      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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    • 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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    • Jefferson, New Jersey

      Thru Hike the Four Birds Trail

      19 mi / 1200 ft gain
      The Four Birds Trail is about 19 miles long and is a great thru hike or can be done in sections as out and back hikes or part of loop hikes with other trails.  Starting from the north, the trail ascends gradually over easy terrain until you reach a cliff ridge.  There are several good view points...
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    • West Milford, New Jersey

      Hike the Terrace Pond North - South Loop

      10.7 mi / 1200 ft gain
      From Warwick Road, parking at the northernmost road side parking area, cross the road, and the Terrace Pond North trail (marked with blue blazes) begins as a steady climb until you gain a ridge that offers some great views for several miles. Eventually, you'll reach a power line where you turn ri...
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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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    • Sandyston, New Jersey

      Hike the AT to Culvers Lookout Tower

      3.2 mi
      Start your journey in Stokes State Forest at the Culver Gap Parking Lot, located at 41.180239, -74.787954. From the parking lot, jump on over to the Appalachian Trail and hike Northbound. You know you're headed the right way if you are going away from the small town and cross over Sunrise Mountai...
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    • 89 Van Orden Road, New Jersey

      Hike the Hank's Pond Loop

      7 mi / 500 ft gain
      Hank's Pond loop can be accessed from the south at the corner of Clinton road and Van Orden road or from the north, parking at the lot on Stephens road.  I hiked from the south on this trip.  Follow the wide trail known as Hank's East trail marked with white blazes.  Soon you will reach a trail c...
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    • Sea Bright, New Jersey

      Bike the Sandy Hook Pathway

      8.7 mi
      A beautiful paved pathway that travels 8.7 miles along beaches and historical monuments located on the Sandy Hook peninsula. The path begins at the Gateway National Recreation Area and loops around Fort Hancock, a former U.S. base that housed 12,000 soldiers at its peak during WWII. Along the way...
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    • Pennington, New Jersey

      Bike the Sourlands

      10 mi
      Cycle through one of the most beautiful areas of New Jersey, the Sourland Mountain Preserve area with acres of forest, wetlands, and farmland. For a shorter ride you can park at Hopewell Valley Central High School and depart from there on Pennington-Harbourton Road to Scotch Road and Bear Tavern ...
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