Patriots' Path

    Park Overview:

    A unifying ribbon, this 35 mile path links many different parks, watershed lands, and historic sites. In southern Morris County it travels mostly along the corridors of the Whippany, Black and Raritan rivers.

    Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path, X-C skiing, Handicapped
    Dogs:Dogs on leash
    Trail Miles:35 miles
    Park Acreage:
    Web Map:Morris County Park Commission map set
    Park Description:

    The Patriots' Path is a trail-and-greenway system in southern Morris County - and beyond -- which links federal, state, county, and municipal parks, watershed lands, historic sites, and other points of interest. Most of the hiking, biking and horse trails lie along the corridors of the Whippany, Black and Raritan rivers.

    Patriots' Path stretches from East Hanover where it connects with the Lenape Trail in Essex County to Allamuchy Mountain State Park in Sussex County and the Village of High Bridge in Hunterdon County.

    Trails Overview:

    The Patriots' Path consists of a main east/west trunk route [white] and several side trails [blue or red blazes]. Most of the main trunk is open to bicycles, and portions of the route are paved. Many of the side trails are for hiking only and many parks linked to it do not permit dogs. At places it is co-aligned with other trails, so it is important to look carefully for blazes at each intersection.

    * A 6-mile hiking-only segment of the Patriots' Path traverses the Morristown National Historical Park [blaze: blue path-and-tree-logo on white].


    There are multiple access points over the 35 miles of trails. For directions, parking areas and points of interest along the trail in Morris County use the Contact Information below and follow link to the Patriots' Path.

    Contact Information:Morris County Park Commission
    Region:Morris County
    Fees:Some times and places; check with park

    Comment: Please be relevant, civil, non-commercial.

    The Highlands Trail Co-aligns with Patriots' Path


    Visit The Highlands Trail website for complete, accurate and up-to-date information about New Jersey's Millenium Trail, including trail descriptions, current trail conditions and maps.

    Click here to go directly to information about the Highlands Trail co-alignment with the Patriots' Path.