Top Trails in New Jersey for “National Take a Hike Day”
Hiking in New Jersey and beyond is something that consistently helps to rebuild the human connection with nature, and also aids in maintaining healthy hearts and bodies as well.
Today, November 17th, thousands of individuals, groups of families, and friends will get out into the wild and really get a taste of what it means to be away from it all again and celebrate National Take a Hike Day. But which are the most desirable and enjoyable hiking trails in New Jersey, and the rest of the country?
New Jersey Hiking
The hiking experts at NJHiking.com have explored over two hundred trails throughout North, Central, and South Jersey to find the best places to trek. If there’s an awesome place to walk in the Garden State, they’ve been there.
One of the Central Jersey spots includes Sourland Mountain Preserve in Somerset. They share on their site, “Easy to moderate hiking over boardwalks and through the boulders of Devil’s Half Acre and Roaring Rocks.” They also recommend the Green Trail at Cheesequake State Park which boasts, a “Pleasant hike over rolling hills and through beautiful marshlands with the assistance of numerous boardwalks.” Check out the full list here.
United States Hiking
Betway.com has also revealed which scenic trails nature lovers across the country. They delved into what places the United States enjoys hiking the most by analyzing Google search data. Based on the overall results they found:
- The 2.190+ mile long Appalachian trail ranks as the #1 choice for Americans at 100,000. It stretches from Maine to Georgia.
- The Pacific Crest trail comes in second overall with 50,000. It begins in California at the Mexican border and runs north through California, Oregon, and Washington to the Canadian border.
- The John Muir Trail is third with 20,000 searches on average per month spanning from Yosemite Valley to Mount Whitney.