Friday, April 17, 2015

Hike New Jersey

The weather is at a good place for a day hike. We can certainly argue about the "best" hikes in New Jersey, but NJhiking.com not only has trail maps, photos, videos, and info for many great hikes in the state, and also a NJ Hiking Trailhead Locator Map.

Here are some to get you started - check out the full list
  1. Apshawa Preserve – Passaic County  Butler reservoir, waterfalls, a dam, ruins… and even a brief glimpse of the NYC skyline.
  2. Atsion to Quaker Bridge Wharton State Forest  Some of the prettiest sections of the Pine Barrens along the scenic Mullica River.
  3. Buttermilk Falls, Crater Lake, Hemlock Pond Delaware Water Gap   Start at NJ’s highest waterfall, then hike the Appalachian Trail to Crater Lake and Hemlock Pond.
  4. Cheesequake State Park Green Trail   Pleasant hike over rolling hills and through beautiful marshlands using numerous boardwalks.
  5. Four Birds Trail Wildcat Ridge    A rugged trail through a very pretty area, with views from a hawk watch.
  6. Jenny Jump S.F. Ghost Lake   This hike offer views of the surrounding mountains and valleys before arriving at Ghost Lake.
  7. Sunfish Pond – Worthington State Forest / Delaware Water Gap  Hike through some of the prettiest forest in New Jersey to a glacial lake 1,000 feet above the surrounding area.
  8. Tripod Rock, Whale Rock, Bear Rock Pyramid Mountain; Morris County   This pretty route includes interesting glacial erratics and two overlooks.
  9. Wells Mills County Park White trail (called Penns Hill Trail or Macri Trail)   A great intro to the terrain of the Pine Barrens and Atlantic white cedar swamps.

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