NJ Hiking Web Sites and Resources

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NJ Park Sites Description
NJ Parks and Forests NJ Park directory, can be searched by park or activity
Atlantic County Parks Park info
Bergen County Parks Park info
Burlington County Parks Park info and maps
Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Park info
Duke Farms Info and map for 18 miles of trails and pathways through a variety of habitats; for hiking and biking.
Essex County Parks Park info and trail maps
Gloucester County Parks Park info
Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge Map, history, habitat, directions
The Highlands Trail The Highlands Trail is a combination of co-alignment on established trails, new trails, and road walking that runs through NJ
Hunterdon County Park System Hunterdon County – Musconetcong Gorge, Point Mountain
Jenny Jump State Forest Warren County
Long Pond Ironworks The Friends of Long Pond Ironworks site – directions, history, tour info and trails
Mendham Township Hikes Mendham Township Open Space Committee lists area hikes and trail maps on clickable overview map
Mercer County Parks Park info
Middlesex County Park System Park Info
Morris County Parks Park info and maps
Morristown National Historical Park Park info and maps
Monmouth County Park System Park Info
Nassau Trail – High Bridge Hiking and mountain biking trail in High Bridge. 5-7 miles of trail.
Natural Lands Trust Information for their New Jersey nature preserves: Peek Preserve and Glades Wildlife Refuge.
New Jersey Conservation Foundation Preserves around NJ, with info and detailed trail maps.
Northwest NJ / Skylands Parks Info on parks in NW New Jersey
Ocean County Parks List of parks. Check under the “programs” tab for newsletters that list upcoming scheduled hikes and walks.
Passaic County Parks Park info
Roxbury Trails Trail info for Roxbury area trails: Ice Age Trail, Black River Park, Horseshoe Lake and the West Morris Greenaway, Ledgewood Park, Veteran’s Park.
Salem County Parks Parks info
Somerset County Parks Parks info and maps
Sussex County Parks Park info
Union County Parks Park info
Warren County Parks Park info
Washington Crossing Park Association Friends of Washington Crossing State Park-New Jersey – historical, nature orientated and recreation programs.
Wildcat Ridge Hawkwatch Wildcat Ridge website
Whittemore Wildlife Sanctuary Whittemore Wildlife Sanctuary and The Roving Nature Center in Oldwick, NJ
NJ Hiking Resources Description
Cape May Bird Observatory Birding info and maps, part of the New Jersey Audubon Society
Catskill Hiker Catskill hiking resource (Catskills are about 3 hrs from central Jersey) that also contains blogs about hiking in NJ.
GetOutsideNJ.com Provides detailed local information on hiking, biking, camping and paddling throughout New Jersey.
JollyRovers.org Volunteer trail builders who specialize in highly-skilled stonework (like staircases and retaining walls) to create a sustainable trail surface in parks in NJ and beyond.
New Jersey Bird Photos Nice photographic guide to the birds of New Jersey.
New Jersey Hiking Trails GPS Hiking maps of Northern New Jersey – for many parks such as Allamuchy Mountain S.P, Weldon WMA, Rockaway Valley WMA, Split Rock etc.
New Jersey Scenic A scenic guide to NJ: section on Mountains, as well as pinelands, shore, boardwalks, Cape May, wildlife, farms, cuisine etc.
NJ Birding and Wildlife Trails Birding and Wildlife watching info – Delaware Bayshore in the south, Meadowlands area in the NE, and Skylands area in NW Jersey.
NJspots A community for Instagram users (@njspots) and photographers showcasing the beauty of New Jersey.
NJ Trails Association Park info, hike descriptions and trail maps – Burlington, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex Monmouth, Somerset
NY-NJ Trail Conference Creates, protects, and promotes a network of over 2,100 miles of public trails in the New York-New Jersey metropolitan region. Publishes trail maps and guides.
Pineypower.com Pine Barrens hiking info
Snakes in New Jersey NJ Fish and Wildlife brochure, with color photos
Towpath Guy’s Towpath Guide D&R Canal Towpath – Main Canal – information on biking, running, canoeing the canal/towpath; maps
NJ Hiking Blogs Description
Gone Hikin’ Hiking blog with hikes mostly in NJ-NY-PA.
Dan & Laura’s Hiking Photo Album Extensive photo gallery of hikes in NJ and surrounding areas by an avid hiking couple. Includes directions or resources for most hikes.
Backcountry Brodie Amusing blog about hiking in NJ – from a dog’s perspective
NJ Urban Forest Focuses on parks and trails in New Jersey’s urban areas with descriptive virtual tours.