Highlands Trail Guide

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10/19/20 Major HT reroute between Black Rock Forest and Schunemunk State Park:

Due to the closure of trails across Metro North RR at Schunemunk Mountain State Park and the resulting road walk which had grown to 4.6 miles to get to the new trail head, the Highlands Trail has been rerouted between Black Rock Forest and Schunemunk Mountain. This emergency (much shorter) road walk reroute was originally envisioned to be temporary. However, given the fact that there is the potential to eliminate most of the road walk in the new route by using protected land, this will most likely become the new, permanent HT route.


The Highlands Trail Guide is your resource for planning hikes on the Highlands Trail. Several maps are linked below, followed by detailed descriptions of individual trail segments. Hike reports, questions, comments, complaints, and suggestions are always welcome and appreciated; please contact the volunteer Highlands Trail Chair at [email protected].

Last Updated: 12/21/21


This Highlands Trail Map below is interactive and zoomable, and was last updated in December 2021. Tap the 'Explore' button at the bottom to view the map, or click here to view a full-screen version for your desktop or mobile device. Please be sure to also refer to the individual detailed descriptions to ensure you have the latest updates

Individual section maps for the Highlands Trail through New Jersey, up-to-date as of December 2021, are linked below the interactive map, and a digital Avenza Maps app map of the New Jersey section will be available in late 2021 or early 2022.

 

 

 Click the 'Explore' button to view the interactive map, or click here to view a full-screen version of this map.

 
A set of 10 individual section maps for the Highlands Trail through New Jersey has been created with support from the New Jersey Highlands Council. Click here to view a PDF of the 10 section maps. We will be working to add map links to the descriptions in this guide. A digital Avenza Maps app map of the New Jersey sections will be available in late 2021 or early 2022.
 

New York Sections

East of the Hudson River

Connecticut Border to Fahnestock State Park

 Fahnestock State Park to the Hudson River

West of the Hudson River

Hudson River to Goose Pond Mountain State Park

Goose Pond Mountain State Park to Passaic County 511


New Jersey Sections

 Passaic County 511 to Route 23

 Route 23 to Route 181

 Route 181 to Route 206

 Route 206 to Mine Hill Road

 Mine Hill Road to Schooley's Mountain Park

 Schooley's Mountain Park to Voorhees State Park

 Voorhees State Park to Spruce Run Recreation Area

 Spruce Run Recreation Area to Route 173

 Route 173 to Dennis Road

 Dennis Road to the Delaware River