The top 10 most popular hikes in New Jersey, ranked by traffic to njHiking.com!
#1 – Mt. Tammany
The trail heads steeply uphill to a fantastic overlook of the “Gap” – the break in the Kittatinny Mountains that was carved by the Delaware River. Great views of the surrounding area and Mt. Minsi across the way. Hike it.
This route starts at NJ’s highest waterfall, 200′ high Buttermilk Falls. Head steeply uphill to meet up with the Appalachian Trail to Crater Lake, then to Hemlock Pond. Hike it.
Hike boardwalks, a suspension bridge, hardwood forest, fields of wildflowers, train tracks, a cow pasture, a boulder field… before steeply climbing the “Stairway to Heaven” to one of the best viewpoints in NJ: Pinwheel Vista. Hike it.
This gorgeous park in Chester, NJ has the Black River as it’s centerpiece and is terrific for outdoor photographers. Fall foliage here is stunning. Hike it.
This pretty route has moderate elevation gains, rocky footpaths, several streams, interesting glacial erratics like Tripod Rock and Bear Rock, and two overlooks – one to the east where on a clear day you can see NYC, and Lucy’s Overlook which faces west. Hike it.
Hike to the highest elevation in the state of New Jersey – 1803’ – and climb the monument’s 220 stairs for a view of the surrounding areas. Hike it.
This route takes in Ramapo Lake, Van Slyke Castle ruins, plus views of the surrounding area and of NYC. Hike it.
Hike through some of the prettiest forest in New Jersey and arrive at Sunfish Pond, a glacial lake 1,000 feet above the surrounding area. Hike it.
This route takes in Chikahoki Falls, Otter Hole, and an awesome viewpoint at Wyanokie High Point with 360° views of the area, including NYC on a clear day. Hike it.
Hike through some of the prettiest sections of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens along the scenic Mullica River. Hike it.
Need even more hike ideas?! Check out the Best Hikes in NJ.