Appalachian Trail

I-80, Exit 1
Hardwick, NJ 07080
 570-426-2452
  • Overview

    The Appalachian Trail is a 2,180 mile long public trail that traverses the scenic, wooded, pastoral, wild, and culturally resonant lands of the Appalachian Mountains. Conceived in 1921, built by private citizens, and completed in 1937, today the trail is managed by the National Park Service, US Forest Service, Appalachian Trail Conservancy, numerous state agencies and thousands of volunteers. 


    New Jersey contains 72 miles of the trail. You may reach the trail through Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (Hardwick), High Point State Park (Sussex), Stokes State Forest (Branchville), Wawayanda State Park (Hewitt) and Worthington State Forest (Columbia).

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