Best Trail Running in New Jersey

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

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#1. Sandy Hook


Explore a landmark rich in history at the southernmost edge of New York Harbor. Admire views of Manhattans skyline, take a dip in the Atlantic, and gain an understanding of barrier beach ecology on a…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Highlands, NJ - Hiking, Trail Running - 4.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#2. South Mountain Reservation


The largest park in Essex Country, South Mountain Reservation encompasses over 2,000 acres of land, including 19 miles of blazed hiking trails, numerous picnic areas, a zoo, an ice rink, and sweeping…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Springfield, NJ - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 5.7 miles
Published by Falcon Guides

#3. Watchung Reservation


A longer hike through the largest property in the Union County Park System leads past a deserted village, a pair of quiet ponds, a stately evergreen forest, and an abandoned copper mineand offers an o…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
New Providence, NJ - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Trail Running - 7.6 miles
Published by Falcon Guides