Hiking clubs and groups that run organized hikes in New Jersey.
These range 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, and also check out the list of clubs/organizations below.
Good sources for hikes are naturalist/ranger led hikes offered at state and county parks or nature centers, check with individual parks for schedules.
Check this big list of clubs affiliated with the NY-NJ Trail Conference (focused on North NJ and NY).
Search for hiking and your zip code to find informal hiking groups. These can range from well established groups to very informal hikes and with varying degrees of experience. Be sure to research before choosing.
Many offer group or guided outings, check your local store.
Hiking clubs/organizations in New Jersey
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)
Awesome Adventurers Travel Network – Runs hiking tips ranging from day hikes in New Jersey to week long inn-to-inn trips in the the Alps.
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
Hiking New Jersey for Young Professionals Meetup Group – Geared for individuals in their 20s and 30s; hikes range from social sneaker hikes to very strenuous, steep climbs and rock scrambles.
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.
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.
Pike County, PA Area Hiking, Sauntering & Photowalking Group – Easy to moderate walks in the area of Pike County, PA; includes parts of Sussex County, NJ and Orange County, NY. All ages and fitness levels welcome for exercise, photography, socializing, and fresh air. Meets every other Sunday.
Proactive – Metropolitan outdoor adventure collective that runs unique hikes each month of varying difficulty levels.
Tri State Ramblers – Hiking (and biking and canoeing) club; welcomes hikers of all abilities and ages that live in the TriState area and beyond.