Best Snowshoeing in New Jersey

This list represents the most popular snowshoeing in New Jersey. Use this list to plan your next New Jersey snowshoeing trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Mullica River Trail


Walk on soft needle-covered sand trails through shady pine forests, along cedar bogs, and by the beautiful red-brown Mullica River.…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia"
Shamong, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 9.5 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#2. Sourland Mountain Preserve


Hike up and down a rugged ridge through a rich, rocky woods, highlighted by a ridge-top boulder “amusement park” with rock outcrops, crevices, overpasses, and underpasses.…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia"
Princeton, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 5 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#3. Musconetcong Gorge Preserve


This hike is short in length but rich in challenges and interest. Its rugged terrain includes paths along rocky ravines and waterfalls. It provides views of the Kittatinny Ridge and glimpses of the Mu…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia"
Milford, NJ - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 4 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#4. High Point


Walk the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s highest point and its panoramic views. There is no subtlety in the naming of New Jersey’s highest mountain. Why, it must have been decided, use the name of a…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City"
Montague, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 2.8 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#5. Rattlesnake Swamp Loop


Take in the spectacular Delaware Valley on this loop near the AMC Mohican Outdoor Center. The Hudson isn’t the only major river within the New York City metropolitan area. Far out at its western fri…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City"
Blairstown, NJ - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 4.6 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#6. Mahlon Dickerson Reservation


Sample the New Jersey Highlands with a loop past Morris County’s highest point and a nice variety of terrain. If any of the state’s 21 counties could come close to an idealized vision of New Jersey, i…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City"
Jefferson, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 4.4 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#7. Bearfort Mountain


Take in sweeping views and glacial tarns, and scramble up and down stony cliffs from this loop west of Greenwood Lake just south of the state line. The glaciers that extended over New Jersey’s Skyland…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City"
West Milford, NJ - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 4.3 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#8. Abraham S. Hewitt State Forest—Terrace Pond


This classic glacial tarn is located near Passaic County’s highest elevations, with views of the Manhattan skyline on clear days. Warren County, is New Jersey’s best-known glacial tarn. (Tarn, from an…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City"
Upper Greenwood Lake, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 3.1 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#9. Assiniwikam Mountain


This short loop leads to sweeping, wild North Jersey vistas from one of the state’s most striking ranges. Since Interstate 287 was completed through Passaic and Bergen counties to the New York State T…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City"
West Milford, NJ - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 2.2 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#10. Ringwood State Park


This isolated hike through a remote patch of New Jersey’s Skylands region takes in the state botanical garden and a popular local swimming spot.Sussex County may have the higher hills and mountains, b…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City"
Ringwood, NJ - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 3.5 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#11. Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area


It doesn’t take much work to get to the great views and sights in this small county park. Outdoor enthusiasts in northern New Jersey have long known that Pyramid Mountain is a special place. This sm…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City"
Montville, NJ - Hiking, Snowshoeing - 2.2 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#12. Palisades Interstate Park


Sweeping views of the Hudson River from the cliff tops are highlights of this short walk through a historically significant park that straddles the New Jersey–New York border. For most of its length i…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City"
Alpine, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 1.5 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#13. Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge


Venture into the only federally designated wilderness in the New York metropolitan area. Many hikes are particularly enjoyable in summer, since that is when the ideal combinations of blue skies, green…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City"
Meyersville, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 3 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#14. Watchung Reservation


Historical and natural sights, such as a pine plantation, deserted village, and scenic gorge, abound in this suburban oasis, Union County’s largest park. Wedged between the developed suburbs of Berk…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City"
Mountainside, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 3.8 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books

#15. South Mountain Reservation


Walk in George Washington’s footsteps and follow the upper Rahway River in Essex County’s largest park. Today, the Hobart Gap between Summit and the part of Millburn Township that Stewart Hartshorn de…
From the guidebook "AMC's Best Day Hikes Near New York City"
Millburn, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Snowshoeing - 5.2 miles
Published by Appalachian Mountain Club Books