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920 mi 1,480 km of trail 60 Recommended Routes

Gems 2 Gems Easy Trails 190 Trails Intermediate Trails 284 Trails Hard Trails 30 Trails
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gem Favorite The summit of Mount Tammany looks out at Mt. Minsi across the Delaware River.

Mt. Tammany Overlook

(32) Strouds…, PA
gem Favorite Our nook for the day near the Tock Island Dam site.

Tocks Island Dam Site

(1) East St…, PA

Recommended Routes in New Jersey - 60

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Favorite The Delaware Water Gap comes alive in the autumn. Interstate 80 (seen below and on the left side of the Delaware River) puts drivers right in the action.
Intermediate/Difficult

Mt. Tammany Summit

3.4 mi 5.5 km 1,151' Up 350.73 m Up 1,182' Down 360.36 m Down

Strouds…, PA
Favorite A few steps onto the Appalachian Trail Boardwalk and this view already makes it a perfect morning.
Intermediate/Difficult

Pinwheel Vista Out-and-Back

7.4 mi 11.9 km 981' Up 299.11 m Up 981' Down 299.09 m Down

Vernon…, NJ
Favorite Wait, I can’t see!
Difficult

Peanut Leap Cascade into Giant Stairs

4.2 mi 6.8 km 764' Up 232.89 m Up 765' Down 233.15 m Down

Northvale, NJ
Favorite You'll pass by this scenic waterfall on the way to the summit of Mt. Tam.
Difficult

Sunfish Pond via Mt. Tammany Fire Road

10.9 mi 17.5 km 1,479' Up 450.88 m Up 1,476' Down 449.94 m Down

Strouds…, PA
Favorite Scenic Overlook on the Blue Trail (Mennen).
Intermediate

Pyramid Mountain Loop

3.5 mi 5.6 km 488' Up 148.63 m Up 488' Down 148.84 m Down

Boonton, NJ
Favorite A winter view of Buttermilk Falls in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Intermediate/Difficult

Buttermilk Falls, Crater Lake, and Hemlock Pond Loop

7.2 mi 11.6 km 1,301' Up 396.67 m Up 1,301' Down 396.54 m Down

Crandon…, NJ
Favorite Rocky trail with fallen tree in water.
Difficult

Long Path and Shore Trail Loop

5.8 mi 9.3 km 575' Up 175.22 m Up 550' Down 167.68 m Down

Alpine, NJ
Favorite View of Split Rock Reservoir
Difficult

Split Rock Loop

11.0 mi 17.7 km 1,491' Up 454.5 m Up 1,486' Down 452.87 m Down

Lake Te…, NJ

Trails in New Jersey - 444

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2.0 mi 3.2 km #1Shore Trail (White): The Giant Stairs
Difficult
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
Difficult
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
1.9 mi 3.0 km #2LHT: Mercer Meadows - Pole Farm
Easy/Intermediate
Pennington, NJ
Easy/Intermediate
Pennington, NJ
3.5 mi 5.6 km #3Turtleback Loop
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ 12 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #4Carris Hill
Difficult
Wanaque, NJ
Difficult
Wanaque, NJ
4.1 mi 6.6 km #5Mt. Tammany Fire Road
Intermediate
Belvidere, NJ
Intermediate
Belvidere, NJ
1.7 mi 2.7 km #6Stony Brook Trail
Intermediate
Pennington, NJ
Intermediate
Pennington, NJ
2.0 mi 3.2 km #7Oreland Trail
Intermediate
Lake Telemark, NJ
Intermediate
Lake Telemark, NJ
3.3 mi 5.2 km #8West Essex Rail Trail
Easy
Little Falls, NJ
Easy
Little Falls, NJ
0.6 mi 1.0 km #9Stoll Trail
Intermediate
Crandon Lakes, NJ
Intermediate
Crandon Lakes, NJ
1.6 mi 2.6 km #10Mayapple Loop
Intermediate
Northfield, NJ
Intermediate
Northfield, NJ
1.7 mi 2.7 km #11Beaver Pond Quaker Bridge Trail
Intermediate
Chesilhurst, NJ
Intermediate
Chesilhurst, NJ
2.1 mi 3.4 km #12Union Pond Trail
Intermediate
Country Lake Estates, NJ
Intermediate
Country Lake Estates, NJ
1.1 mi 1.8 km #13Sitting Bear Trail
Easy
Highland Lake, NJ
Easy
Highland Lake, NJ
0.7 mi 1.1 km #14Interpretive Trail
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
1.1 mi 1.7 km #15Cranberry Trail
Easy
Country Lake Estates, NJ
Easy
Country Lake Estates, NJ
1.4 mi 2.3 km #16White Oak Trail
Intermediate
Tinicum, PA
Intermediate
Tinicum, PA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #17Lumpy Bumpy
Difficult
Hopatcong Hills, NJ
Difficult
Hopatcong Hills, NJ
0.9 mi 1.4 km #18Ice Cream
Difficult
Stanhope, NJ
Difficult
Stanhope, NJ
0.4 mi 0.6 km #19Blueberry Trail
Intermediate
Country Lake Estates, NJ
Intermediate
Country Lake Estates, NJ
1.0 mi 1.6 km #20Purple Trail
Difficult
Mendham, NJ
Difficult
Mendham, NJ

Photos of New Jersey - 642

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A few steps onto the Appalachian Trail Boardwalk and this view already makes it a perfect morning.
Mar 30, 2017 near Vernon…, NJ
On the Appalachian Trail Boardwalk, enjoy views of Wawayanda Mountain in the distance.
Mar 30, 2017 near Vernon…, NJ
The Delaware Water Gap comes alive in the autumn. Interstate 80 (seen below and on the left side of the Delaware River) puts drivers right in the action.
Mar 30, 2017 near Belvidere, NJ
The summit of Mount Tammany looks out at Mt. Minsi across the Delaware River.
Mar 30, 2017 near Belvidere, NJ
After sunset on Merrill Creek Reservoir.
Sep 27, 2017 near Brass C…, NJ
The boardwalk section of the Appalachian Trail.
Nov 28, 2016 near Vernon…, NJ
A view from the top of the Stairway to Heaven Section of the Appalachian Trail.
Nov 28, 2016 near Highlan…, NJ
The Red Dot Trail never gets old - different seasons offer different vista's, each unique that delivers a lasting memory.
Apr 22, 2017 near Belvidere, NJ