Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey Guide Book

by Paul E. DeCpste and Ronald J. Dupont Jr. (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Northeast New Jersey  by Paul E. DeCpste and Ronald J. Dupont Jr.

128pp/maps
ISBN: 0762754370

Best Easy Day Hikes Northeast New Jersey includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for eighteen easy-to-follow hikes in the scenic northeast corner of the Garden State, from the Highlands to the Hudson River and New York Bay. Here you’ll find numerous forests, peaks, waterfalls, lakes, rivers, ponds, old mines, and historic ruins—all within an hour of Times Square.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 18 of 18.
... Preview: This spectacular out-and back hike edges the Hudson River, one of the world’s major waterways. At the same time, the route travels below the massive Palisades Cliffs. A good portion of the hike traces ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Cresskill, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.4
... Preview: Starting at the New Jersey Audubon Society’s Weis Ecology Center, this Highlands ramble gives you a sample of the Wanaque Mountains’ scenery and history. The center’s exhibits will whet your appetite ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Wanaque, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.2
... Preview: Though close to the Garden State Parkway and the metropolis, the terrain here in Cheesequake State Park is pleasantly diverse and rather remote. Journey past historic clay pits along with an array of ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Cliffwood, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.5
... Preview: DeKorte Park is a place of environmental renewal. This land has been diked, farmed, and lumbered; crisscrossed by turnpikes, train tracks, power lines, and pipelines. But in the last three decades, ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Secaucus, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.7
... Preview: This lollipop outing epitomizes the “best easy hikes” concept: a gentle ascent through hardwood forest up to a peak of eastern red cedars, moss, and glacial erratics strewn about like children’s overs ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Ringwood, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This out-and-back hike travels through hardwood forest: beeches, oaks, and maples. Pass through canyons of rhododendrons, mountain laurel, and hemlocks. Climb to the top of ridges edged by granite cli ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
West Milford, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: On this walk the skyline isn’t broken by towering oaks, sycamore, or white pines, but by Lady Liberty, Columbus Monument, the Liberation Monument, and Manhattan skyscrapers. The route takes advantage ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Jersey City, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.1
... Preview: A noble little loop hike that takes you to the peak of Monks Mountain, sharing several views from the top, where you will look down on Monksville Reservoir. Explore (carefully) the prickly pear cactus ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Hewitt, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: This rather challenging hike packs a lot into a loop. Tramp past the photogenic ruins of Van Slyke Castle and the stone water tower. Edge Ramapo Lake and climb Castle Point. View the New York City sky ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Wanaque, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: Starting at a historic Life-Saving Station, now a museum, we explore the thickets, the dunes, and the shore of the Sandy Hook section of Gateway National Recreation Area. Stroll along the Atlantic O ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Sandy Hook, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: This trail shadows the Rahway River, climbing up through the bottomlands, reaching the 25-foot-high Hemlock Falls before looping back on a bridle path. The nearly level hike has one steep rise and a r ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Springfield, NJ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: This is a scenic out-and-back hike that runs along the top of the Palisades Cliffs above the Hudson River. There’s a moderate descent and ascent on the Long Path, which uses old abandoned highways, fo ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Palisades, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: This loop is a good level hike for a spring warm-up or a Sunday afternoon stroll. While sauntering under a canopy of trees, enjoy the rushing river on one side and the placid canal on the other. The h ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Kingston, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
... Preview: Explore the birthplace of one of our nation’s first planned industrial cities. This is an urban hike with sidewalks, street crossings, and paths. The route is a figure eight with spectacular views of ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Paterson, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: Visit the former 18,000-year-old glacial Lake Passaic, now called the Great Swamp. It doesn’t take long hiking this level loop to learn why it’s designated a National Natural Landmark. Within the 450- ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Millington, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
... Preview: This moderately easy hike takes you through a cleft in the Ramapo Mountains filled with interesting geological formations. From there it goes out to Osio Rock and the Torne, promontories with grea ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Ringwood, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.3
... Preview: This extraordinary jaunt takes you through Pyramid Mountain Natural Historical Area’s natural sculpture garden. We pass amazing erratics: Bear Rock, possibly New Jersey’s largest, and Tripod Rock, a b ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
Taylortown, NJ - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: This walk takes you on a journey through geological history, across sandstone and shale. We ramble through a deserted village and visit the Nature and Science Center, the first such exhibition in New ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Northeast New Jersey"
New Providence, NJ - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 4.7
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