A treasury of trails that takes you to the best wild places in the Garden State
Known more for its urban areas than its green spaces, the Garden State is actually a crossroads for major interstate trails including the Maine-to-Georgia Appalachian Trail, the 150-mile Highlands Trail, and the 60-mile Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail. Hike along the Appalachian ridge or over the ragged Wyanokies, pass into pine barrens or through marshes and dunes on the coast, and you’ll see that New Jersey has so much more to offer than just cities. These 50 routes cover walks, hikes, and backpacking trips from the Kittatinnies to Cape May.
With excursions from 1.5 to 28 miles in length, accompanied by driving directions, trailhead information, difficulty ratings, and detailed maps, this roster of hikes will suit everyone from families out for a nature walk to adventurous backpackers up for challenge.
About the Author
The New York–New Jersey Trail Conference partners with parks and recruits volunteers to create, protect, and promote more than 1,800 miles of public trails.
Daniel Chazin is the man behind many of the Trail Conference's hike descriptions and guide books. He lives in Teaneck, New Jersey, and is a member of the Publications and Conservation committees.