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Gems in New Jersey - 2

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gem Favorite The summit of Mount Tammany looks out at Mt. Minsi across the Delaware River.

Mt. Tammany Overlook

(37) Strouds…, PA
gem Favorite Our nook for the day near the Tock Island Dam site.

Tocks Island Dam Site

(1) East St…, PA

Recommended Routes in New Jersey - 62

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Favorite The Delaware Water Gap comes alive in the autumn. Interstate 80 (seen below and on the left side of the Delaware River) puts drivers right in the action.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Tammany Summit

3.4 mi 5.5 km 1,151' Up 350.73 m Up 1,182' Down 360.36 m Down

Strouds…, PA
Favorite Wait, I can’t see!
Difficult

Peanut Leap Cascade into Giant Stairs

4.2 mi 6.8 km 744' Up 226.9 m Up 746' Down 227.28 m Down

Northvale, NJ
Favorite A few steps onto the Appalachian Trail Boardwalk and this view already makes it a perfect morning.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pinwheel Vista Out-and-Back

7.4 mi 11.9 km 981' Up 299.11 m Up 981' Down 299.09 m Down

Vernon…, NJ
Favorite Scenic Overlook on the Blue Trail (Mennen).
Intermediate

Pyramid Mountain Loop

3.5 mi 5.6 km 488' Up 148.63 m Up 488' Down 148.84 m Down

Boonton, NJ
Favorite You'll pass by this scenic waterfall on the way to the summit of Mt. Tam.
Difficult

Sunfish Pond via Mt. Tammany Fire Road

10.9 mi 17.5 km 1,479' Up 450.88 m Up 1,476' Down 449.94 m Down

Strouds…, PA
Favorite View of Split Rock Reservoir
Difficult

Split Rock Loop

11.0 mi 17.7 km 1,491' Up 454.5 m Up 1,486' Down 452.87 m Down

Lake Te…, NJ
Favorite Rocky trail with fallen tree in water.
Difficult

Long Path and Shore Trail Loop

5.8 mi 9.3 km 575' Up 175.22 m Up 550' Down 167.68 m Down

Alpine, NJ
Favorite A winter view of Buttermilk Falls in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Intermediate/Difficult

Buttermilk Falls, Crater Lake, and Hemlock Pond Loop

7.2 mi 11.6 km 1,301' Up 396.67 m Up 1,301' Down 396.54 m Down

Crandon…, NJ
Favorite Forest Ferns can be found almost everywhere in this section of Blue Mountain Trail
Intermediate/Difficult

Stokes State Forest - AT / Stony Brook Trail / Tower Trail

7.0 mi 11.2 km 1,074' Up 327.46 m Up 1,074' Down 327.43 m Down

Crandon…, NJ

New Jersey Hiking

  • 1,506 Miles 2,424 Kilometers of Trail
  • 63 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Gems Gems
  • 213 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 294 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 27 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Areas Within New Jersey

Trails in New Jersey - 471

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2.0 mi 3.2 km #1Shore Trail (White): The Giant Stairs
Difficult
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Difficult
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
1.7 mi 2.8 km #2Orange Reservoir Loop
Easy
South Orange, NJ
Easy
South Orange, NJ
3.5 mi 5.6 km #3Turtleback Loop
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ 13 
1.9 mi 3.0 km #4LHT: Mercer Meadows - Pole Farm
Easy/Intermediate
Pennington, NJ
Easy/Intermediate
Pennington, NJ
0.9 mi 1.4 km #5Carris Hill
Difficult
Wanaque, NJ
Difficult
Wanaque, NJ
1.7 mi 2.7 km #6Stony Brook Trail
Intermediate
Pennington, NJ
Intermediate
Pennington, NJ
4.1 mi 6.6 km #7Mt. Tammany Fire Road
Intermediate
Belvidere, NJ
Intermediate
Belvidere, NJ
0.7 mi 1.1 km #8Interpretive Trail
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
2.0 mi 3.2 km #9Oreland Trail
Intermediate
Lake Telemark, NJ
Intermediate
Lake Telemark, NJ
3.3 mi 5.2 km #10West Essex Rail Trail
Easy
Little Falls, NJ
Easy
Little Falls, NJ

Photos of New Jersey - 686

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A few steps onto the Appalachian Trail Boardwalk and this view already makes it a perfect morning.
Mar 30, 2017 near Vernon…, NJ
Red Trail
Apr 29, 2021 near Kinnelon, NJ
On the Appalachian Trail Boardwalk, enjoy views of Wawayanda Mountain in the distance.
Mar 30, 2017 near Vernon…, NJ
The Delaware Water Gap comes alive in the autumn. Interstate 80 (seen below and on the left side of the Delaware River) puts drivers right in the action.
Mar 30, 2017 near Belvidere, NJ
The summit of Mount Tammany looks out at Mt. Minsi across the Delaware River.
Mar 30, 2017 near Belvidere, NJ
The boardwalk section of the Appalachian Trail.
Nov 28, 2016 near Vernon…, NJ
After sunset on Merrill Creek Reservoir.
Sep 27, 2017 near Brass C…, NJ
A view from the top of the Stairway to Heaven Section of the Appalachian Trail.
Nov 28, 2016 near Highlan…, NJ