Known more for its urban areas than its green spaces, the Garden State is actually a crossroads for major long-distance trails including the Maine-to-Georgia Appalachian Trail, the 150-mile Highlands Trail, and the 60-mile Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail. Hike along the Appalachian ridge or over the ragged Wyanokies, pass into pine barrens or through marshes and dunes on the coast, and you'll see that New Jersey has so much more to offer than just cities. These 50 routes cover walks, hikes, and backpacking trips from the Kittatinnies to Cape May County.
With excursions from 1.5 to 12 miles in length, accompanied by driving directions, trailhead information, difficulty ratings, and detailed maps, this roster of hikes will suit everyone from families out for a nature walk to adventurous hikers up for a challenge. Hikes include Mount Tammany, Appalachian Trail - Stairway to Heaven, Palisades, Cheesequake State Park, and Mullica River Wilderness.
This latest edition by Trail Conference volunteer Daniel Chazin, author and editor of several other popular guidebooks, includes the latest trail updates and changes. Three completely new hikes have been added, many other hikes have been significantly revised and updated, and many new photos have been included.
Published by The Countryman Press. 272 pages, paperback.