The Scenic Hike In New Jersey That Will Lead You Straight To The Abandoned Hibernia Cemetery
New Jersey has an incredible variety of hiking trails to choose from, whether you want to stroll along the shore or delve deep into the Pine Barrens. There are trails for all skill levels, offering amazing views and unique bits of history. The hike featured today is a rugged, challenging 12-mile journey (round trip) that’s worth every step. HOWEVER, you can shorten the hike significantly and still see the cemetery, which is just a quick .6 miles down the trail. With an out and back hike, you can make the trip as long or short as you’ll like! Below, I’ll break the hike down by distance and you can design the perfect journey for you. Your hike begins at the southern terminus of the Four Birds Trail (Hibernia, NJ), in Wildcat Ridge WMA and Farny State Park in Morris County. There will be a small dirt lot for parking – look for the white blazes. While we wouldn’t call such a beautiful trail entirely creepy…bats and ghosts may be lurking!
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For step by step directions to complete this 12-mile lollipop loop trail, visit NJHiking.com. They’ve got a ton of info on New Jersey trails for hikers of all skill levels. Discover amazing hikes all over the state! For some of our favorite short hikes, click here. Remember to always leave trails as you’ve found them…or better! We want to preserve our natural environment and rich history.
Kristen is a writer, editor, and social media maven who loves her state. Born and raised in New Jersey, sharing all it has to offer is her passion. After attending Montclair State University, she continued her education online, obtaining certifications in social media management.
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