These 11 Hidden Waterfalls In New Jersey Will Take Your Breath Away
New Jersey is home to one of the largest (and most popular) waterfalls on the east coast, but we also have our fair share of hidden gems waiting to be discovered on those days when you’re just not feeling a crowd setting. You can find the following waterfalls throughout the mountains of north and western New Jersey, along the Appalachian range and Delaware Water Gap. Some are tucked away along nature trails and nestled among wooded paths, while others are much more easily accessible and hiker-friendly. Whether you like to hike or would rather not, there are hidden waterfalls in New Jersey waiting to be explored.
Many of these falls are best viewed shortly after a storm when the trickling streams turn into cascades that rush down into the waters below. Once you’ve explored them all, explore some more and share with us what you find! What New Jersey waterfalls would you add to this list?
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Hidden Waterfalls in New Jersey
What natural wonders in New Jersey should I visit?
We are ridiculously lucky to live in a beautiful state like New Jersey, that's for sure. There are so many places to visit here that you could consider a "natural wonder" that it's just, well, ridiculous. Some of our favorites include Lake Hopatcong, which is the largest freshwater lake in the Garden State, and Island Beach State Park, which is the largest reserve of untouched, undeveloped barrier islands in the entire state (as well as one of the biggest in the United States). Check out this list of 14 outstanding natural wonders in New Jersey.
What are the best New Jersey waterfalls to visit?
Our state is full of waterfalls, and it's tough to narrow it down to just a few good ones. They're just about all good, but some of our favorites include Great Falls in Paterson, which is best viewed following rain, and Buttermilk Falls, in Sussex County, which is 200 feet high total. Hemlock Falls is accessed by a refreshing hike through scenic New Jersey forest, and Chikahoki Falls complements the incredible views on the trail that runs through there - you can see the New York City skyline in the distance on a clear day.
What are the most popular scenic hikes in New Jersey?
Considering that there are over 1,000 hiking and walking trails in New Jersey, it's almost impossible to choose just a few to mention here. However, the top highest-rated-by-hikers trails in the state are the Red Dot and Blue Dot Loop Trails on Mount Tammany, both of which are very popular, and the White Shore and Long Path Loop Trail, nestled inside Palisades Interstate Park, which features everything from waterfalls to ancient ruins. You truly cannot go wrong with any of those, but if we're being honest here, you can't really go wrong with any of the beautiful trails scattered throughout the state.