The Best Hiking Trails in New Jersey

Most Popular New Jersey Hiking Trails

We've ranked the best places to hike in New Jersey using our unique hiking trail popularity algorithm that accounts for the average rating and number of reviews for a trail, the number of people who have hiked or wish they could hike at that hiking trail. Sign up for a free account and vote for your favorite hiking trails by submitting a trail review or creating a hiking wishlist today!

New! Find the best hiking trails by city:
Branchville (7), Ringwood (4), Clinton (3), Columbia (3), Hackettstown (3), Freehold (2)

Rank Hiking Trail Location
1. Stokes State ForestBranchville, New Jersey
2. Kittatinny Valley State ParkAndover, New Jersey
3. High Point State ParkSussex, New Jersey
4. Rancocas State ParkNew Lisbon, New Jersey
5. Mt. TammanyColumbia, New Jersey
6. Buttermilk FallsWalpack, New Jersey
7. Parvin State ParkCenterton, New Jersey
8. Baldpate MountainLambertville, New Jersey
9. Batona TrailBurlington County, New Jersey
10. Brendan T. Byrne State ForestWoodland Township, New Jersey
11. Bridge To Bridge - D&r CanalLambertville, New Jersey
12. Wawayanda State ParkHewitt, New Jersey
13. Ringwood Skylands ManorRingwood, New Jersey
14. Waywayanda State ParkWarwick, New Jersey
15. Wharton State ForestHammonton, New Jersey
16. Lewis MorrisMorristown, New Jersey
17. Cheesequake State ParkMatawan, New Jersey
18. Hacklebarney State ParkClinton, New Jersey
19. Island Beach State ParkSeaside Park, New Jersey
20. Jenny Jump State ForestHope, New Jersey
21. Stephens State ParkHackettstown, New Jersey
22. Clayton ParkAllentown, New Jersey
23. Mercer County ParkWest Windsor, New Jersey
24. Six Mile Run Franklin Township, New Jersey
25. Abram S. Hewitt State ForestHewitt, New Jersey
26. Fort Mott State ParkPennsville, New Jersey
27. Norvin Green State ForestRingwood, New Jersey
28. Camp Glen GrayMahwah, New Jersey
29. West Essex ReservationLivingston, New Jersey
30. Turkey Swamp ParkFreehold, New Jersey
31. Clayton ParkUpper Freehold, New Jersey
32. Hilltop ReservationCedar Grove, New Jersey
33. Allamuchy State Park-NorthHackettstown, New Jersey
34. Appalachian Trail 104: NJ 284 to NJ 94Unionville, New Jersey
35. Allamuchy Mt. State ParkHackettstown, New Jersey
36. Appalachian Trail 105: NJ 94 to NJ/NY LineVernon Valley, New Jersey
37. Camden County CollegeBlackwood, New Jersey
38. Hartshorne Woods ParkRed Bank, New Jersey
39. Jungle HabitatWest Milford, New Jersey
40. Barnegat Lighthouse State ParkBarnegat Light, New Jersey
41. Double Trouble State ParkBayville, New Jersey
42. Ramapo Mountain State ForestRingwood, New Jersey
43. Eagle Rock ReservationWest Orange, New Jersey
44. Red Loop - Washington Crossing State ParkTitusville, New Jersey
45. Pemberton Rail TrailPemberton, New Jersey
46. Allaire State ParkFarmingdale, New Jersey
47. Bass River State ForestTuckerton, New Jersey
48. Cape May Point State ParkCape May Point, New Jersey
49. CorsonOcean City, New Jersey
50. Delaware and Raritan Canal State ParkPrinceton, New Jersey
51. Monmouth Battlefield State ParkManalapan, New Jersey
52. Princeton Battlefield State ParkPrinceton, New Jersey
53. Ringwood State ParkRingwood, New Jersey
54. Spruce Run Recreation AreaClinton, New Jersey
55. Swartswood State ParkSwartswood, New Jersey
56. Voorhees State ParkClinton, New Jersey
57. Warren Grove Recreation AreaTuckerton, New Jersey
58. Washington Crossing State ParkTitusville, New Jersey
59. Riverside County ParkLyndhurst, New Jersey
60. Hackensack River County ParkHackensack, New Jersey
61. Maurice River Bluffs Nature PreserveMillville, New Jersey
62. Tamarack Hollow PreserveEast Brunswick, New Jersey
63. Ireland Brook Conservation AreaEast Brunswick, New Jersey
64. Heathcote Meadows PreserveMonmouth Junction, New Jersey
65. Jamesburg Park Conservation AreaHelmetta, New Jersey
66. Perrineville Lake ParkMillstone, New Jersey
67. South Mountain ReservationWest Orange, New Jersey
68. Crosswicks Creek GreenwayUpper Freehold, New Jersey
69. West Essex TrailVerona, New Jersey
70. Holmdel ParkHolmdel, New Jersey
71. Thompson Park Conservation AreaMonroe, New Jersey
72. Mills ReservationCedar Grove, New Jersey
73. Big Brook ParkMarlboro, New Jersey
74. Manasquan ReservoirHowell, New Jersey
75. Union Transportation TrailFreehold, New Jersey
76. Round Valley Recreation AreaLebanon, New Jersey
77. Kresson ParkCherry Hill, New Jersey
78. Eagle RockMontclair/ West Orange, New Jersey
79. Forked River MountainForked River, New Jersey
80. Mahlon DickersonOak Ridge, New Jersey
81. Chimney RockMartinsville, New Jersey
82. Maurice River Bluffs Nature PreserveMillville, New Jersey
83. Appalachian Trail 100: Delaware River Bridge to Millbrook-Blairstown RoadStroudsburg, New Jersey
84. Boy Scout CampAlpine, New Jersey
85. Morristown National Historical ParkMorristown, New Jersey
86. LadderBranchville, New Jersey
87. Sourland Mountain PreserveHillsborough, New Jersey
88. TibbsBranchville, New Jersey
89. Cere's ParkMantua/Pitman, New Jersey
90. StollBranchville, New Jersey
91. Alaire State ParkHowell, New Jersey
92. Appalachian Trail: New JerseyStroudsburg, New Jersey
93. Delaware Water Gap National Recreation AreaColumbia, New Jersey
94. Worthington State ForestColumbia, New Jersey
95. Appalachian Trail 101: Millbrook-Blairstown Road to Culvers Gap (US 206)Blairstown, New Jersey
96. Lackner TrailBranchville, New Jersey
97. ShayBranchville, New Jersey
98. SteffenBranchville, New Jersey
99. Appalachian Trail 103: NJ 23 to NJ 284Port Jervis, New Jersey
100. Appalachian Trail 102: Culvers Gap to NJ 23Frankford, New Jersey