Voorhees State Park

Location


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Park Overview:

Multi-use trials that range from wide and graveled to rocky and steep; scenic overviews of two major reservoirs.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path, X-C skiing, Handicapped
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:9.34 miles
Park Acreage:1336 acres
City/County/
State:
Glen Gardner/Hunterdon/NJ
Web Map:Trail Map
Buy Book:Hiking the Jersey Highlands - Illustrated Guide

Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
Park Description:

Situated in the rolling hills of Hunterdon County, Voorhees State Park was the home of Foster M. Voorhees, a former governor of New Jersey.  He donated his farm to become a state park in 1929, and during the 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps [CCC] developed the Park's picnic sites, parking areas, roads, and trails.  It has year-round camping facilities and an observatory for night sky watching.

Trails Overview:

Voorhees has a network of 10 trails, totaling neary 10 miles, that meander along varying terrain through a mixed hardwood forest.  All trails in the park are multi-use except the Cross Park Trail and the exercise Parcourse Circuit, which are footpaths only. The trails range from wide and graveled to rocky and steep in places; the parcourse is accessible for people with disabilities.

In addition, the Highlands Trail [teal blaze] passes through the park, co-aligned with several trails.

Two overlooks provide scenic views of Round Valley Reservoir and Spruce Run Reservoir.

Directions:

Take I-78 West to Exit 17 [Clinton], go north on NJ 31 for 1.9 miles, then turn right on County 513, and proceed for 1.2 miles to High Bridge.  Follow the signs to the park by continuing north on County 513 for another two miles to the park entrance on the left.  Webmap search: "251 County Road 513, Glen Gardner, NJ  08826"

GPS Coordinates:  40° 41’ 45.53” N 74° 53' 13.68" W

  • Public transportation: NJ Transit Raritan Valley Line to High Bridge [weekday only].  Two mile roadway walk to the park.  [Google Maps:  "251 County Road 513, Glen Gardner, NJ"]
Contact Information:NJ DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry
9086388572
Region:Central Jersey
Fees:None

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The Highlands Trail in Vorhees State Park

 

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