3.8 miles, compact red clay / shale, roots. Somewhat hilly with a few somewhat steep ones. Well maintained trails.
Added by njHiking.com on July 9, 2015 at 5:06pm — No Comments
Mountain laurel and rhododendron add beauty to any hike when in bloom, and the dense “tunnels" they often create are especially interesting to hike through.
Though somewhat similar in appearance with overlapping bloom times, there are a few key distinguishing features...…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on June 17, 2015 at 4:00pm — No Comments
Mileage: 10.9 miles, mostly easy surface.
Wawayanda’s trails are mostly level, woods roads so the hiking here isn’t as rocky or rugged as is usual in the Highlands, or in the Kittatinny range in NW Jersey. The elevation change isn't too bad,…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on June 17, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
7.2 miles (by combining the major trails within the park). Surface is dirt/roots, not that many rocks. Some minor hills.
Our two cents: Scenic, historic park that is more suited for easy or…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on May 28, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments
Easy surface of sand, pine needles, wood chips, boardwalks. Level, no elevation change.
Added by njHiking.com on April 14, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments
Easy, flat, no elevation changes. Soft, pine needle or sand surface. Potentially wet areas and crossings. A section of the YELLOW trail was completely impassable the day we hiked, and we couldn’t complete the loop.
Added by njHiking.com on April 8, 2015 at 4:52pm — No Comments
Except when you get back to your car and have a $71 ticket for parking there after the park closed! URGH! I was literally carrying out beer bottles and garbage I picked up on the quick 6 miler (office to campsite #7 and back) on the Cushetunk and told that cop that I was glad he ticketed us while I was out there cleaning up the park! He didn't appreciate my trail maintenance apparently! I just assumed the park was open till dusk, but it's only open until 6pm in March. Lesson learned I guess.…Continue
4.4 miles. Easy to moderate trail surface, some small hills.
Added by njHiking.com on March 16, 2015 at 4:05pm — No Comments
5.3 miles. Easy trail through forest and along fields and grasslands; minor hills.
Added by njHiking.com on March 9, 2015 at 3:30pm — No Comments
4.5 miles. Hilly, packed dirt, roots but not a lot of rocks.
Added by njHiking.com on January 22, 2015 at 4:22pm — No Comments
I filmed and edited this stuff on my iPhone 5c and posted when in towns. I lost my NJ hiking credentials to log on, along the trail, so I never updated here. Sorry guys.
The smartphone question I posted a year a half ago, was the start of an amazing relationship with my iPhone.
Filmed, edited and posted End Sept to Mid Oct 2014. PA, MD and…Continue
Added by TJ Karakowski on January 16, 2015 at 10:17pm — No Comments
3 miles, easy, mostly level. There are two rock-hop stream crossings over Ten Mile Run on the Brown trail, one is potentially tricky.
Added by njHiking.com on January 15, 2015 at 5:05pm — No Comments
Happy 2015 NJ Hikers! Now that I've left our amazing state for an extro-spective look, I can report back here that in fact, NJ is the best state.
I completed my AT Sobo (FYI = Sobo means Southbound) thru hike on the Winter Solstice (12/21). In dismal Georgia. I plan on posting here all my thoughts about that experience over the months to come.. I'm working on my flickr, youtube and white blaze, but NJ Hiking here is my home base. If any one has questions, please ask. No parameters.…Continue
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…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on December 31, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
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.…Continue
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
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…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on December 11, 2014 at 3:09pm — No Comments
We'd been saving a redo of this route until fall foliage.
However, we couldn't get to it until late Oct. so we weren't sure if this area would be past peak or not but we decide to roll the foliage dice and came up a winner.
Check out the updated Torne…Continue
Added by njHiking.com on November 3, 2014 at 4:10pm — No Comments
On a Saturday in October, I brought my mountain bike back to the Huber Warbler Preserve to see if I could finally reach the back trails. On all my hikes, I never got much farther than the creek crossing. The trails are not great for biking. The sand on the main roads doesn't give great tire traction, and on the smaller side trails, which don't get much use, you're mostly riding on close-cropped foliage stems.
Still, the leaves were pretty in the fall, and it was pleasant enough. A…Continue
Added by BobN on October 18, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Why not quite at total peak, the color was quite good. The monument area was hopping with tons of people, bikes, motorcycles and a car club but we only saw a handful of people on the trail on a perfect fall day.
Check out the updated …Continue
Added by njHiking.com on October 9, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments