Hike New Jersey

Hike New Jersey is a guide and celebration of hiking trails, local parks, and other outdoor activities in the Garden State. While not covering every park, or even parks in every region of the state, the intent of the site is to stimulate exploration, though information, news and guides and help you enjoy the trails no matter which part of the state you may be in.

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Recent Articles & News

Don’t Miss Spring

Though today is the official first day of Spring, Spring jumped the gun on us for a few weeks. If for some reason you haven’t gotten outside on the trail or walking around a local park, don’t waste much more time — you may miss it.

On Saturday I put in 10 miles on the trails of South Mountain Reservation and saw many signs of Spring — early wildflowers like Lavender or the invasive Lesser Celandine, many chirping birds, and trees pushing out new leaves. Continue reading

Our Newest National Park – Paterson Great Falls NHP

Earlier this week New Jersey, in fact the entire country, welcomed our newest National Historic Park, which contains the Great Falls of the Passaic River and surrounding areas of Paterson. Continue reading

A Bit Of Autumn Before Winter

Sitting in the home office, looking out at the cold rain that may be turning to an October snow later in the day and I thought it was timely to share a little bit of the yellow and browns of this season’s short lived Autumn, Photos by Chris Casciano taken in South Mountain Reservation in Millburn, New Jersey. Continue reading