This Just Might Be The Most Beautiful Hike In All Of New Jersey

This weekend is set to be warm, and wonderful for hiking. There are so many great trails in the Garden State that it can be hard to choose one, so I’ve got a suggestion for you. It’s centered around the iconic Appalachian Trail, and a gorgeous journey to take in the spring. You’ll traverse boardwalks, cross a creek, and enjoy mountain views on the way.

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The entire journey spans 7.3 miles and ranges from easy (boardwalk sections) to more difficult (hiking the rocky stairway up Waywayanda mountain). For a map of the trail, click here. For detailed directions and modifications to this hike, visit See their video walk-through below.

Have you hiked this trail before? What’s your favorite hiking trail in New Jersey? If this hike seems a bit too challenging, consider one of the incredible short hikes we have to offer. Here are 15 Easy Hikes Under 5 Miles in the Garden State. For gorgeous photos of New Jersey sights and scenery, check out the New Jersey Nature Lovers group on Facebook.