Know the New Hiking How-tos
For a list of about 30 access points with addresses for GPS coordinates click on Contact Information on this site, follow the "Directions" tab -- a Google Map with markers accompanies the list.
As a unifying ribbon, this 35-mile path links many different parks, watershed lands, and historic sites. In southern Morris County it largely follows the corridors of the Whippany, Black and Raritan rivers.
The Patriots' Path consists of a main east/west trunk route [white, 55 miles] and several side trails [blue or red blazes, 35 miles]. 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.
For online trail maps of the eastern and western segments, use Contact Information on this site, follow the "Maps" tab.
* A 6-mile, hiking-only segment of the Patriots' Path traverses the Morristown National Historical Park [blaze: blue path-and-tree-logo on white].
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.
The 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.