The Highlands Trail - NJ Section
ElevationAscent: 13,047' 3,977 m
Descent: -12,021' -3,664 m
High: 1,324' 404 m
Low: 152' 46 m
GradeAvg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
Current trail conditions
Popular runs nearby
2.0 mi 3.3 km • Loop • 141 ft Ascent 42.84 m Ascent
Singletrack Ten Mile Run, NJ( 3 )
6.4 mi 10.3 km • Loop • 682 ft Ascent 207.74 m Ascent
Singletrack Hardwick, NJ( 2 )
Buttermilk Falls, Crater Lake, and Hemlock Pond Loop
7.2 mi 11.6 km • Loop • 1,301 ft Ascent 396.67 m Ascent
Singletrack Crandon Lakes, NJ( 13 )
Two Ponds Loop
1.5 mi 2.5 km • Point to Point • 110 ft Ascent 33.39 m Ascent
Singletrack Pocono Ranch Lands, PA( 2 )
Steamboat Landing and Crabbing Bridge Loop
6.4 mi 10.3 km • Loop • 231 ft Ascent 70.46 m Ascent
Singletrack Laurence Harbor, NJ( 3 )
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“The NJ Highlands Trail leading from the Delaware River in NJ to the NJ/NY state line.”— Rick Deardorff
The trail is a combination of co-alignments with other established trails, new trails, and road running. The Highlands Trail is marked by a teal diamond blaze, which is fairly easy to see in most places. Runners should still pay attention to signage, as the Highlands Trail will often split off from other established trails in the co-aligned sections.
The GPX map file and trail information were offered by the NY/NJ Trail Conference. A more detailed description of the various sections of the trail can be found here.