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. Kittatinny Valley State ParkAndover, New Jersey
2. High Point State ParkSussex, New Jersey
3. Rancocas State ParkNew Lisbon, New Jersey
4. Buttermilk FallsWalpack, New Jersey
5. Mt. TammanyColumbia, New Jersey
6. Parvin State ParkCenterton, New Jersey
7. Baldpate MountainLambertville, New Jersey
8. Batona TrailBurlington County, New Jersey
9. Brendan T. Byrne State ForestWoodland Township, New Jersey
10. Bridge To Bridge - D&r CanalLambertville, New Jersey
11. Wawayanda State ParkHewitt, New Jersey
12. Ringwood Skylands ManorRingwood, New Jersey
13. Waywayanda State ParkWarwick, New Jersey
14. Wharton State ForestHammonton, New Jersey
15. Lewis MorrisMorristown, New Jersey
16. Cheesequake State ParkMatawan, New Jersey
17. Hacklebarney State ParkClinton, New Jersey
18. Island Beach State ParkSeaside Park, New Jersey
19. Jenny Jump State ForestHope, New Jersey
20. Stephens State ParkHackettstown, New Jersey
21. Clayton ParkAllentown, New Jersey
22. Mercer County ParkWest Windsor, New Jersey
23. Six Mile Run Franklin Township, New Jersey
24. Abram S. Hewitt State ForestHewitt, New Jersey
25. Fort Mott State ParkPennsville, New Jersey
26. Norvin Green State ForestRingwood, New Jersey
27. Camp Glen GrayMahwah, New Jersey
28. West Essex ReservationLivingston, New Jersey
29. Turkey Swamp ParkFreehold, New Jersey
30. Clayton ParkUpper Freehold, New Jersey
31. Hilltop ReservationCedar Grove, New Jersey
32. Allamuchy State Park-NorthHackettstown, New Jersey
33. Appalachian Trail 104: NJ 284 to NJ 94Unionville, New Jersey
34. Allamuchy Mt. State ParkHackettstown, New Jersey
35. Appalachian Trail 105: NJ 94 to NJ/NY LineVernon Valley, New Jersey
36. Camden County CollegeBlackwood, New Jersey
37. Hartshorne Woods ParkRed Bank, New Jersey
38. Jungle HabitatWest Milford, New Jersey
39. Barnegat Lighthouse State ParkBarnegat Light, New Jersey
40. Double Trouble State ParkBayville, New Jersey
41. Ramapo Mountain State ForestRingwood, New Jersey
42. Eagle Rock ReservationWest Orange, New Jersey
43. Red Loop - Washington Crossing State ParkTitusville, New Jersey
44. Pemberton Rail TrailPemberton, New Jersey
45. Allaire State ParkFarmingdale, New Jersey
46. Bass River State ForestTuckerton, New Jersey
47. Cape May Point State ParkCape May Point, New Jersey
48. CorsonOcean City, New Jersey
49. Delaware and Raritan Canal State ParkPrinceton, New Jersey
50. Monmouth Battlefield State ParkManalapan, New Jersey
51. Princeton Battlefield State ParkPrinceton, New Jersey
52. Ringwood State ParkRingwood, New Jersey
53. Spruce Run Recreation AreaClinton, New Jersey
54. Swartswood State ParkSwartswood, New Jersey
55. Voorhees State ParkClinton, New Jersey
56. Warren Grove Recreation AreaTuckerton, New Jersey
57. Washington Crossing State ParkTitusville, New Jersey
58. Riverside County ParkLyndhurst, New Jersey
59. Hackensack River County ParkHackensack, New Jersey
60. Maurice River Bluffs Nature PreserveMillville, New Jersey
61. Tamarack Hollow PreserveEast Brunswick, New Jersey
62. Ireland Brook Conservation AreaEast Brunswick, New Jersey
63. Heathcote Meadows PreserveMonmouth Junction, New Jersey
64. Jamesburg Park Conservation AreaHelmetta, New Jersey
65. Perrineville Lake ParkMillstone, New Jersey
66. South Mountain ReservationWest Orange, New Jersey
67. Crosswicks Creek GreenwayUpper Freehold, New Jersey
68. West Essex TrailVerona, New Jersey
69. Holmdel ParkHolmdel, New Jersey
70. Thompson Park Conservation AreaMonroe, New Jersey
71. Mills ReservationCedar Grove, New Jersey
72. Big Brook ParkMarlboro, New Jersey
73. Manasquan ReservoirHowell, New Jersey
74. Union Transportation TrailFreehold, New Jersey
75. Round Valley Recreation AreaLebanon, New Jersey
76. Kresson ParkCherry Hill, New Jersey
77. Eagle RockMontclair/ West Orange, New Jersey
78. Forked River MountainForked River, New Jersey
79. Mahlon DickersonOak Ridge, New Jersey
80. Chimney RockMartinsville, New Jersey
81. Maurice River Bluffs Nature PreserveMillville, New Jersey
82. Appalachian Trail 100: Delaware River Bridge to Millbrook-Blairstown RoadStroudsburg, New Jersey
83. Boy Scout CampAlpine, New Jersey
84. Morristown National Historical ParkMorristown, New Jersey
85. LadderBranchville, New Jersey
86. Sourland Mountain PreserveHillsborough, New Jersey
87. Stokes State ForestBranchville, 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