There are many hiking clubs and groups that run hikes in New Jersey… from formal hiking clubs to casual groups, and from beginner to challenging hikes.
Some clubs charge membership or hike fees, some are free. Most clubs welcome guests to try out a hike with them before joining and paying the member fee.
Start your search for a hiking club or group hike with these main resources, but also check out the list of clubs/organizations in the table below.
- Ranger Hikes – Good sources for hikes are naturalist/ranger led hikes offered at state parks or nature centers, check with individual parks for schedules.
- Member Hiking Clubs – Check this big list of clubs affiliated with the NY-NJ Trail Conference (focused on North NJ and NY)
- Scheduled Trail Hikes – Upcoming hikes in the area from NY-NJ Trail Conference member clubs.
- MeetUp.com – Search for hiking and your zip code to find informal hiking groups
Contact NJ Hiking to add a hiking club or group to the list.
|Adventures for Women||Hikes in Northern NJ, and New York area|
|Appalachian Mountain Club||New York-North Jersey Chapter|
|Appalachian Mountain Club||Delaware Valley Chapter (central and south Jersey)|
|Batona Hiking Club||Philadelphia-based hiking club; hikes in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware|
|Chinese Mountain Club||Hikes in northern NJ, and NY|
|Harriman Hikers||A hiking club for single adults of all ages, hikes are mostly in Harriman S.P and northern NJ and NY|
|Hunterdon Hiking Club||Affiliated Group of the Hunterdon County Park System of New Jersey|
|Interstate Hiking Club||Medium-sized hiking club, activities are centered in the NY/NJ area.|
|Mohican Outdoor Center||Activities listing for the AMC Mohican Outdoor Center located in the Delaware Water Gap.|
|Monmouth County Parks||Check their Activity Guide for offered hikes.|
|New Jersey 1K Club||New Jersey Peakbagging Club – hike all of Jersey’s peaks over 1,000 feet.|
|NJ Sierra Club||NJ Chapter of the Sierra Club list of outings|
|NJ Meetup Hiking Group for Singles 50+||NJ Single Hiker/Adventurers, Ages 50+, for hiking, exploration, socializing, activities.|
|NJ Young Professionals/
|A social club for professionals that often runs organized hikes.|
|Ocean County Parks||Check under the “programs” tab for newsletters that list upcoming scheduled hikes and walks.|
|The Outdoor Club of South Jersey||Hiking and other activities in South Jersey|
|Outdoor Single Friends, Inc.||Hiking singles club for people over 40 based in the Northern NJ area|
|Union County Hiking Club||Offers day hikes up to 6 days a week|
|West Milford 13ers &
WWW Hiking Club
|Two hiking clubs offering two different paces of hikes: (1) fast-paced or (2) moderately-paced day trips, from Northern New Jersey to the Adirondacks.|
|Wild Earth Adventures Hiking Club||New York Hiking Trips, New Jersey & Connecticut Hiking Trips|