15 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In New Jersey Should Take

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. I’ve chosen 5 trails under 5 miles, from North, Central and South Jersey.

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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.