Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey Guide Book

by Mary Jasch (The Mountaineers Books)
Best Hikes with Dogs New Jersey  by Mary Jasch

220pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 1594850038

Mary Jasch has spent more than 10 years hiking with her four dogs throughout New Jersey, and now she shares her favorite trails that are sure to delight both you and your pet. You'll discover everything that the Garden State has to offer, from the northern highlands and Kittatinny Mountain to the southern coastal plains and beaches.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 52.
... Preview: This section of the 2160-mile Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT) follows the ridge of Kittatinny Mountain. As in most of New Jersey, the trail is rocky with a lot of ups and downs, but the climbs ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Wallpack Center, NJ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 10.5
... Preview: This section of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail is relatively easy and a joy to hike, with great views through the Kittatinny Valley along the New York–New Jersey border. Traverse bucolic farmla ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Vernon, NJ - Backpacking,Hiking - Trail Length: 14.4
... Preview: This short section of the world-famous Appalachian National Scenic Trail (AT) that runs from Georgia to Maine weaves through various habitats, offering your dog the sights and scents of open meadows, ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Hanford, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: Wharton State Forest lies in the heart of the Pine Barrens. Its 114,000 acres encompass typical pineland habitat, long stretches of trails, three rivers, many streams, two Natural Areas, and all the h ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Batsto, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: 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 of leaves. Bold rocks, streams, and shallow soil becom ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Moe, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: 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 and this section of the Appalachian Trail (AT) is far from ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Wallpack Center, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This little hike, packed with interesting sights, offers human and dog a quick, easy walk into bayside habitats—upland forest, swamp, salt marsh, open woods, and a sandy beach. Wide paths help keep yo ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Toms River, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: The Cedar Swamp Trail through the John D. Kuser Natural Area in High Point State Park offers you and your dog an opportunity to walk on a mountaintop without having to climb the mountain to get there. ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Sussex, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: This soft trail meanders through tidewater salt marsh, encountering southern plant species such as spring and summer-blooming fragrant magnolias, a lot of birdsong for your dog to pick up his ears and ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Matawan, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: This hike traverses a defunct railbed through the town of High Bridge to Ken Lockwood Gorge and the South Branch of the Raritan River. It offers you and your dog either a relaxed or an energetic hike ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
High Bridge, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 7
... Preview: For two cars, drive farther north on County Route 29 to just above Stockton. Turn left into the almost-hidden parking lot just before the historic stone and wood buildings of the Prallsville Mill. T ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Lambertville, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: A maze of sand roads, with names like TNT Road, crisscross the park, allowing for hikes of different lengths. For a good cross-section of Pine Barrens habitats, with minimum exposure to ticks, take a ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Egg Harbor City, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: Garret Mountain Reservation is located on the northernmost tip of First Watchung Mountain. You and your dog can stand on its volcanic cliffs with exciting views of the surrounding wall-to-wall suburbi ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Paterson, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: This hike is all your dog ever wanted encapsulated in one area. It has a little bit of everything for a dog—flat, rounded boulders left by the Wisconsin Glacier to hop from one to the next, two wild t ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Parker, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: The Grand Tour Trail is a dream on canine and human feet. The soft loam underfoot feels as if you are walking on air. Hartshorne Woods contains everything you need in a hike—gentle hills with dramatic ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Hilton, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
... Preview: The trail comes out on a road, briefly passing private property then turning right into a field before entering woods. It winds around and over a ravine on narrow wooden bridges. Farley, intimidated a ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Smithville, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.8
... Preview: Tranquility and peace describe this hike. A civility resides on this 354-acre former farm, whose mark on the land shows harmony between human and nature. Most of the paths here are roads—macadam, dirt ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Pattenburg, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: This barrier island park offers you and your dog an off-season stroll on the beach minus the crowds, a close-up view of Barnegat Inlet, a glimpse of coastal habitats, and a healthy dose of salt air. T ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Barnegat Light, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: This is an easy walk for human and dog on a hillside along a moving stream. The trail crosses the stream in seven places, and there is always a great spot for Spot to get cool. This popular park is a ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Morristown, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: This trail has the best of both worlds for you and your dog—solitude in quiet, almost undisturbed nature on one side of the Kittatinny Ridge and a popular glacial stream on the other. A short jaunt ac ... From the guidebook "Best Hikes with Dogs: New Jersey"
Portland, PA - Hiking - Trail Length: 5