The Best Hiking Trails in Paterson

Handpicked Top 3 Hiking Trails in Paterson, New Jersey. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


8 Mountain Ave, Paterson, NJ 07424

Since 1893

Dogs on Leash, Wheelchair Friendly, Kid Friendly, Birding, Fishing, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Nature Trips, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking, Beach, Lake, Wild Flowers & Wildlife

Offer several overlooks with panoramic views of northern New Jersey and New York City

Mon - Sun : 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

I grew up here, was privileged and did not realize it.... My playground for hiking ( we rode bikes and walked all over).... Swam and ice skated for free... We were at camp but lived home... This was my back yard of adventure.... Played at castle and tower.... Fond memories of childhood.....
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387 Rifle Camp Rd, Paterson, NJ 07506

Since 1928

Cross Country Ski Trails, Hiking Trails, Nature Center and Astronomical Observatory, Organized Group Camping Area, Par Course Physical Fitness Course, Picnic Areas & Scenic Overlook

3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail - Offers diverse opportunities to walk trails and recreate outdoors

Open every day from sunup to sundown

Great place to go hiking! Paths are clearly marked by color and easy to navigate. We did the yellow trail which seemed to be the most popular. Tons of deer to see on the trail and great views
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100 University Dr, Paterson, NJ 07470

Since 1993

Accessible, Bicycling, Birding, Camping, Fishing, Hiking and Nature Trail, Horse/Equestrian Trail, Picnic, Playground, Restroom Facilities, Snorkeling, Swimming & Wildlife

1,300 acres located in the Preakness Range, a northern continuation of the Second Watchung Ridge

The newly named Franklin Lakes Nature Preserve has splendid views of High Mountain, about a mile and a half of walking on level trails including a very nice accessible area, car top boating permitted. The High Mountain Park is accessible from there, a fairly strenuous series of hikes, perhaps 3.5 miles altogether, featuring a mountain top with excellent views of Manhattan on a clear day. The nearby college has a second parking lot with even better access to the trails.

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