The top 10 most popular hikes in New Jersey, ranked by visitor traffic to njHiking.com!
#10 – Sourland Mountain
Easy to moderate hiking over boardwalks and through the boulders of Devil’s Half Acre and Roaring Rocks. Hike it.
Hike through some of the prettiest sections of New Jersey’s Pine Barrens along the scenic Mullica River. 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.
#7 – Sunfish Pond
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.
#6 – Wyanokie High Point
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.
Moderate hike that takes in a viewpoint from historic Washington Rock, Hemlock Falls, and the Rahway River. Hike it.
#4 – The Giant Stairs
Enjoy views from Jersey’s Palisades over the Hudson River of the New York skyline and tackle a unique rock scramble. While popular, this hike is challenging and is not everyone’s cup-of-tea. Hike it.
#3 – Buttermilk Falls
This route starts at NJ’s highest waterfall, Buttermilk Falls. Head steeply uphill to meet up with the Appalachian Trail to Crater Lake, then to Hemlock Pond. Hike it.
#2 – Stairway to Heaven
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 New Jersey, Pinwheel Vista. Hike it.
#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.