Best Cross-Country Skiing in New Jersey

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

  • #1 Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

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    Meyersville, NJ

    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, ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  3 miles
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    Venture into the only federally designated wilderness in the New York metropolitan area. Many hikes are particularly enjoyable ...

  • #2 Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve

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    Skillman, NJ

    In the same hills now visited by hikers and mountain bikers, John Hart, a delegate to the Continental Congress, hid from the British troops who raided his farm in nearby Hopewell. Climb over ...
    •  1 hour
    •  1.8 miles
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    In the same hills now visited by hikers and mountain bikers, John Hart, a delegate to the Continental Congress, hid from ...

  • #3 Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area

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    Boonton, NJ

    Impressive sylvan views, striking rock formations, and a variety of ecological settingsincluding fields, forests, and wetlandsare all part of the experience during a brisk day hike through this ...
    •  2.5 to 3 hours
    •  4.4 miles
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    Impressive sylvan views, striking rock formations, and a variety of ecological settingsincluding fields, forests, and wetlandsare ...

  • #4 Mullica River Trail

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    Shamong, NJ

    Walk on soft needle-covered sand trails through shady pine forests, along cedar bogs, and by the beautiful red-brown Mullica River.
    •  4 hours
    •  9.5 miles
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    Walk on soft needle-covered sand trails through shady pine forests, along cedar bogs, and by the beautiful red-brown Mullica ...

  • #5 Mahlon Dickerson Reservation

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    Jefferson, NJ

    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 ...
    •  3.0 hours
    •  4.4 miles
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    Sample the New Jersey Highlands with a loop past Morris County’s highest point and a nice variety of terrain. If any of the ...

  • #6 South Mountain Reservation

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    Millburn, NJ

    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 ...
    •  4.0 hours
    •  5.2 miles
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    Walk in George Washington’s footsteps and follow the upper Rahway River in Essex County’s largest park. Today, the Hobart ...

  • #7 Abraham S. Hewitt State Forest—Terrace Pond

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    Upper Greenwood Lake, NJ

    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, ...
    •  3.5 hours
    •  3.1 miles
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    This classic glacial tarn is located near Passaic County’s highest elevations, with views of the Manhattan skyline on clear ...

  • #8 High Point

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    Montague, NJ

    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 ...
    •  1.5 hours
    •  2.8 miles
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    Walk the Appalachian Trail to New Jersey’s highest point and its panoramic views. There is no subtlety in the naming of New ...

  • #9 Sourland Mountain Preserve

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    Princeton, NJ

    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.
    •  2.25 hours
    •  5 miles
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    Hike up and down a rugged ridge through a rich, rocky woods, highlighted by a ridge-top boulder “amusement park” with rock ...

  • #10 Palisades Interstate Park

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    Alpine, NJ

    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 ...
    •  1.0 hour
    •  1.5 miles
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    Sweeping views of the Hudson River from the cliff tops are highlights of this short walk through a historically significant ...

  • #11 Long Pond Ironworks

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    Awosting, NJ

    Travel to the New Jersey state line for a historical hike through an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century iron mining community. Roam across the New York border into the massive Sterling Forest ...
    •  4 to 5 hours
    •  7.4 miles
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    Travel to the New Jersey state line for a historical hike through an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century iron mining community. ...

  • #12 Watchung Reservation

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    Mountainside, NJ

    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 ...
    •  3.0 hours
    •  3.8 miles
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    Historical and natural sights, such as a pine plantation, deserted village, and scenic gorge, abound in this suburban oasis, ...