Best Walking in New Jersey

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

  • #1 Allamuchy Pond Trail

    10 Reviews

    Allamuchy Mountain State Park, NJ

    Allamuchy Pond Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Warren County, New Jersey. It is within Allamuchy Mountain State Park. It is 1.8 miles long and begins at 820 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  1.8 miles

    Allamuchy Pond Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Warren County, New Jersey. It is within Allamuchy Mountain State Park. ...

  • #2 Great Falls of the Passaic River

    0 Reviews

    Paterson, NJ

    Two hundred million years ago lava surged out onto the surface of the earth in eastern New Jersey, burying Piedmont sandstone and tropical jungles. That forty-story-high magma wall cooled into ...
    •  2 hours
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Two hundred million years ago lava surged out onto the surface of the earth in eastern New Jersey, burying Piedmont sandstone ...

  • #3 Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center

    2 Reviews

    Madison, NJ

    As the glacier receded 15,000 years ago, the lake drained slowly through the Watchung Mountains via the Passaic River at Paterson. It is still draining today. Colonists skirted these wet acres, ...
    •  1.5 - 3 hours
    •  3 miles
    •  Guide

    As the glacier receded 15,000 years ago, the lake drained slowly through the Watchung Mountains via the Passaic River at ...

  • #4 Dot and Brooks Evert Memorial Nature Trail

    1 Reviews

    Pemberton, NJ

    This little 170-acre preserve straddles the border between the Inner and Outer Coastal Plains and is cloaked in a mature red maple, sweet gum, and holly swamp forest. It is split by Stop-the ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    This little 170-acre preserve straddles the border between the Inner and Outer Coastal Plains and is cloaked in a mature ...

  • #5 Black River and Kay Environmental Center

    1 Reviews

    Chester, NJ

    No hike in this book offers greater diversity of habitats, human history, and beauty, concentrated within so few miles. Black River Park boasts a deeply etched river valley, a deciduous flood-plain ...
    •  5 hours
    •  5.1 miles
    •  Guide

    No hike in this book offers greater diversity of habitats, human history, and beauty, concentrated within so few miles. Black ...

  • #6 Sandy Hook, Old Dune Trail

    1 Reviews

    Highlands, NJ

    Gateway National Recreation Area, including the 6.5-mile long sand spit known as Sandy Hook, is a study in diversity. Fresh water from the Hudson and Raritan River watersheds mingles with the ...
    •  1-7 hours
    •  1-9.6 miles
    •  Guide

    Gateway National Recreation Area, including the 6.5-mile long sand spit known as Sandy Hook, is a study in diversity. Fresh ...

  • #7 Hackensack Meadowlands

    0 Reviews

    Lyndhurst, NJ

    Follow the trail as it gently climbs a man-made mountain. The six-acre Kingsland Overlook represents a high-tech solution to the landfill reclamation problem. Tons of household waste were capped ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    Follow the trail as it gently climbs a man-made mountain. The six-acre Kingsland Overlook represents a high-tech solution ...

  • #8 Buttermilk Falls Trail (blue)

    6 Reviews

    Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, NJ

    Buttermilk Falls Trail (blue) is a hiking trail in Sussex County, New Jersey. It is within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 424 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  1.3 miles

    Buttermilk Falls Trail (blue) is a hiking trail in Sussex County, New Jersey. It is within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation ...

  • #9 New Jersey State Botanical Gardens at Skylands

    0 Reviews

    Ringwood, NJ

    Nestled amidst the oak-hickory-forested Ramapo Mountains, stately Skylands Manor was no ordinary summer escape for investment banker Clarence McKenzie Lewis (1877-1959). Beginning with his purchase ...
    •  2 - 3 hours
    •  1.7 miles
    •  Guide

    Nestled amidst the oak-hickory-forested Ramapo Mountains, stately Skylands Manor was no ordinary summer escape for investment ...

  • #10 White Cedar Swamp Trail

    0 Reviews

    Sussex, NJ

    The 850-acre Dryden Kuser Natural Area in High Point State Park played a role in raising New Jersey’s wetland consciousness starting in the 1960s. The preserve’s highly accessible 1.5 mile Cedar ...
    •  2 hours
    •  1.5 miles
    •  Guide

    The 850-acre Dryden Kuser Natural Area in High Point State Park played a role in raising New Jersey’s wetland consciousness ...

  • #11 Harthshorne Woods Park: Buttermilk Valley Trail

    0 Reviews

    Lincroft, NJ

    Families hiking the trail system within Hartshorne Woods Park for the first time are usually surprised by the steep overlooks, sloping valleys, and dense, dry, upland forest in the heart of New ...
    •  1.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Families hiking the trail system within Hartshorne Woods Park for the first time are usually surprised by the steep overlooks, ...

  • #12 Wells Mill Road

    4 Reviews

    Pinelands National Reserve, NJ

    Wells Mill Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Ocean Township, New Jersey. It is within Pinelands National Reserve. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 145 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  0.5 miles

    Wells Mill Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Ocean Township, New Jersey. It is within Pinelands National Reserve. ...

  • #13 Ramapo Park

    2 Reviews

    Oakland, NJ

    Ramapo Park is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Oakland, New Jersey. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 837 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.3 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  1.1 miles

    Ramapo Park is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Oakland, New Jersey. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 837 feet altitude. ...

  • #14 Hartshorne Maintenance Spur Trail

    2 Reviews

    Middletown Township, NJ

    Hartshorne Maintenance Spur Trail is a hiking trail in Middletown Township, New Jersey. It is 456 feet long and begins at 74 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.2 miles with a total ...
    •  0.1 miles

    Hartshorne Maintenance Spur Trail is a hiking trail in Middletown Township, New Jersey. It is 456 feet long and begins at ...

  • #15 Beaver Brook Trail (White)

    2 Reviews

    Jefferson Township, NJ

    Beaver Brook Trail (White) is a hiking trail in Jefferson Township, New Jersey. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 708 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.8 miles with a total elevation ...
    •  1.4 miles

    Beaver Brook Trail (White) is a hiking trail in Jefferson Township, New Jersey. It is 1.4 miles long and begins at 708 feet ...

  • #16 Morris Canal Greenway

    2 Reviews

    Roxbury Township, NJ

    Morris Canal Greenway is a hiking trail in Roxbury Township, New Jersey. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 790 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles with a total elevation gain ...
    •  0.7 miles

    Morris Canal Greenway is a hiking trail in Roxbury Township, New Jersey. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 790 feet altitude. ...

  • #17 Batsto Lakewhite, Blue, Red Trails

    0 Reviews

    Pinelands National Reserve, NJ

    Batsto Lakewhite, Blue, Red Trails is a hiking trail in Washington Township, New Jersey. It is within Pinelands National Reserve. It is 0.1 miles long and begins at 37 feet altitude. Traveling ...
    •  0.1 miles

    Batsto Lakewhite, Blue, Red Trails is a hiking trail in Washington Township, New Jersey. It is within Pinelands National ...

  • #18 Rattlesnake Swamp Connector Trail

    0 Reviews

    Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, NJ

    Rattlesnake Swamp Connector Trail is a hiking trail in Warren County, New Jersey. It is within Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 1,479 feet altitude. ...
    •  0.5 miles

    Rattlesnake Swamp Connector Trail is a hiking trail in Warren County, New Jersey. It is within Delaware Water Gap National ...

  • #19 East Creek Trail

    1 Reviews

    Pinelands National Reserve, NJ

    East Creek Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Dennis Township, New Jersey. It is within Pinelands National Reserve. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 20 feet altitude. Traveling the ...
    •  2.1 miles

    East Creek Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Dennis Township, New Jersey. It is within Pinelands National Reserve. ...

  • #20 Musconetcong Branch & Railroad Trail (Red Blaze)

    1 Reviews

    Holland Township, NJ

    Musconetcong Branch & Railroad Trail (Red Blaze) is a hiking trail in Holland Township, New Jersey. It is 0.7 miles long and begins at 302 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.4 miles ...
    •  0.7 miles

    Musconetcong Branch & Railroad Trail (Red Blaze) is a hiking trail in Holland Township, New Jersey. It is 0.7 miles long ...