Morristown National Historical Park Patriots’ Path

Morristown, New Jersey 07961

Morristown National Historical Park Patriots’ Path

Morristown National Historical Park: Patriots’ Path Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"In 1966 Helen C. Fenske proposed the creation of a corridor to link parklands and historic sites from Mendham Township to Morristown. A name was needed, and historian/writer John T. Cunningham came up with Patriots’ Path, which is fitting because you’ll be following in the footsteps of Gen. George Washington and his Continental Army as you go through Jockey Hollow, inside Morristown National Historical Park.

If you prefer solitude, visit during the week. The trail leads past where the troops camped, and one of their stone hearths still remains. After your hike, stop in at Wick House to learn how Henry Wick worked his 800 acres of timberland and open field, until the army felled the trees to build huts and fuel fires to keep the men warm during the coldest winter recorded in the eighteenth century."

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Trail Information

Morristown
Nearby City
5
Distance
300 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
Day Hike
Duration
8am to sunset
Season
Morristown National Historical Park
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