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

New Jersey has so many hikes, it’s hard to single one out as being the most beautiful. However, this “Stairway to Heaven” hike lives up to its name. A moderate hike along the Appalachian Trail, you’ll start at the Pochuck Boardwalk and end at Pinwheel Vista.

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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.

If this hike seems a bit too challenging, consider one of the incredible short hikes in New Jersey. Here are 15 Easy Hikes Under 5 Miles in the Garden State. If you’re looking to avoid crowds on your hike, check out this stunning private nature sanctuary.