12 Amazing New Jersey Hikes Under 3 Miles You’ll Absolutely Love

New Jersey offers hundreds of incredible hiking opportunities, though some are more manageable than others. There’s nothing more relaxing than a long hike, but we don’t all have the time and energy. Shorter hikes are perfect for families, beginners, or anyone looking to take a brief, but rewarding stroll through New Jersey’s natural beauty. I’ve searched through dozens of trails to bring you some of the best short hikes in the state. All of the hikes below are manageable for most, coming in at three miles or less.

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Who says a hike has to last forever to be amazing? These short trails offer a bit of everything and they’re only just the start. For directions, additional information, and alternative options, check out www.njhiking.com. For our top five favorite hikes in New Jersey, check out this list. For a challenging hike, check out the BaToNa Trail.