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December 2014 Blog Posts (4)

Celebrate the New Year with “First Day Hikes” - 2015

A hike is a great way to kick off the New Year. There is nothing like fresh air and an invigorating hike on the first day of the year.

It's also not a bad way to shake off some holiday over-indulgence... although, in our opinion, leftover holiday cookies count as "trail mix".

For New Year's Day hike ideas, try our…


Added by njHiking.com on December 31, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

Smart Phone/GPS Maps for Baldpate, Sourlands, etc

Hidden Trenton (which has extensive coverage of hiking) just published 3 geo-registered pdf maps of central NJ hiking areas (Baldpate, Sourlands, and Witherspoon Woods/Mt Lakes).  They're free for download here:


The webpage also provides detailed a description of how you load them into your smartphone using a free app called Avenza PDF Maps.…


Added by Michael Goldstein on December 22, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Butler Road Natural Area - 11/23/14

Three short loops that can be combined or hiked alone in this small park surrounding the Ten Mile Run Stream.

4.2 miles, easy; not a lot of rocks or major hills. Multiple rock-hop stream crossings might be tricky when the water level is up.

Our two cents: This has been on our list to check out for awhile and is a nice option…


Added by njHiking.com on December 18, 2014 at 8:17pm — No Comments

Palisades - Alpine to Forest View - 11/9/14

Sweeping views of the huge cliffs of the Palisades and New York, a rocky hike along the shore, and the castle-like Women’s Federation Monument.

6.4 miles, surface ranges from easy path to rocky trail. Upper and lower portions are level but there is a very steep descent via old and potentially super slippery stone steps (consider reversing this route in wet or icy…


Added by njHiking.com on December 11, 2014 at 3:09pm — No Comments

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