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881 mi 1,418 km of trail 55 Recommended Routes

Gems 6 Gems Easy Trails 125 Trails Intermediate Trails 249 Trails Hard Trails 28 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 Raymondskill Falls end of summer.

Raymondskill Falls

(9) Milford, PA
gem Favorite No Photos

Deer Head Inn

(2) Strouds…, PA
gem Favorite Dingmans Falls. with permission from AcousticWalden Flickr.com/kscherer11

Dingmans Falls

(8) Birchwo…, PA
gem Favorite No Photos

Grey Towers

(3) Milford, 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 Northern New Jersey - 55

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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 Northern New Jersey - 347

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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
3.5 mi 5.6 km #2Turtleback Loop
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ 12 
0.9 mi 1.4 km #3Carris Hill
Difficult
Wanaque, NJ
Difficult
Wanaque, NJ
4.1 mi 6.6 km #4Mt. Tammany Fire Road
Intermediate
Belvidere, NJ
Intermediate
Belvidere, NJ
2.0 mi 3.2 km #5Oreland Trail
Intermediate
Lake Telemark, NJ
Intermediate
Lake Telemark, NJ
3.3 mi 5.2 km #6West Essex Rail Trail
Easy
Little Falls, NJ
Easy
Little Falls, NJ
0.6 mi 1.0 km #7Stoll Trail
Intermediate
Crandon Lakes, NJ
Intermediate
Crandon Lakes, NJ
1.6 mi 2.6 km #8Mayapple Loop
Intermediate
Northfield, NJ
Intermediate
Northfield, NJ
1.1 mi 1.8 km #9Sitting Bear Trail
Easy
Highland Lake, NJ
Easy
Highland Lake, NJ
0.7 mi 1.1 km #10Interpretive Trail
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
Intermediate
South Orange, NJ
1.4 mi 2.3 km #11White Oak Trail
Intermediate
Tinicum, PA
Intermediate
Tinicum, PA
0.9 mi 1.5 km #12Lumpy Bumpy
Difficult
Hopatcong Hills, NJ
Difficult
Hopatcong Hills, NJ
0.9 mi 1.4 km #13Ice Cream
Difficult
Stanhope, NJ
Difficult
Stanhope, NJ
1.0 mi 1.6 km #14Purple Trail
Difficult
Mendham, NJ
Difficult
Mendham, NJ
0.4 mi 0.6 km #15Yellow Trail
Easy
Tenafly, NJ
Easy
Tenafly, NJ
1.7 mi 2.8 km #16Orange Reservoir Loop
Easy
South Orange, NJ
Easy
South Orange, NJ
159.8 mi 257.1 km #17AT: New York-New Jersey Section
Intermediate
Stroudsburg, PA
Intermediate
Stroudsburg, PA
1.5 mi 2.4 km #18Buttermilk Falls Trail
Difficult
Crandon Lakes, NJ
Difficult
Crandon Lakes, NJ
2.5 mi 4.0 km #19Rahway Trail
Intermediate
Maplewood, NJ
Intermediate
Maplewood, NJ
7.9 mi 12.8 km #20Lenape Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Livingston, NJ
Intermediate/Difficult
Livingston, NJ 14 

Photos of Northern New Jersey - 613

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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
Slateford Creek Waterfalls
Jan 26, 2020 near Strouds…, PA
Slateford Creek Waterfalls
Jan 26, 2020 near Strouds…, PA
One of the many waterfalls along Toms Creek Trail.
Dec 7, 2016 near Pocono…, PA
Morning fog rolls across the McDade Recreational Trail.
Feb 2, 2017 near Saw Creek, PA
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
Upper Indian Ladder Falls
Nov 9, 2019 near Pocono…, PA