Here are galleries from the hikes I’ve done with Take A Hike! N.J. and on my own. Enjoy and comment!

Apshawa Preserve is located in West Milford, New Jersey. We enjoyed a 7-mile hike, and saw a variety of things, including a rusted out car from the 1940’s, bamboo shoots, and several dams. Please click the following link to view all of the amazing photos that I took:

Wawayanda State Park is located in Hewitt, New Jersey. Our group completed a 3.15 mile hike in 2 hours and 38 minutes, including a few stops to take photographs. It was our largest outing to date, with 6 people and 2 dogs. Here are the images I captured:

Cheesequake State Park is located in Matawan, New Jersey. I was visiting a family member and on my way home saw the sign for the park, so I detoured for a quick hike on a beautiful February day. I completed 1.63 miles in just 55 minutes, including a short break to watch a Red-Tailed Hawk dine on some local fare. Glad I stopped. Here is the gallery link:

Eagle Rock Reservation is located in West Orange, New Jersey. I had some technical difficulties with my hike tracker, so I don’t know how long we hiked. Here’s a small collection of the photos I took:

Jungle Habitat was an attraction owned by Warner Brothers, and located in West Milford, New Jersey from 1972-1976. It featured a drive-thru safari, as well as a walk-through area called Jungle Junction. After expansion plans were voted down by the town of West Milford, Warner Bros. decided to shut the park completely at the end of 1976. Here is the gallery link:

Ramapo Valley County Reservation is located in Mahwah, New Jersey. I did 2.66 miles in 1 hour and 54 minutes before having to turn back, due to a severe cramp. I’ve visited Ramapo since, and it’s a beautiful spot with a gorgeous waterfall, lake and fun hiking trails. It’s also right down the road from the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference headquarters! See what I saw:

Garrett Mountain Reservation is located in Woodland Park, New Jersey. This is an easy hike, and more of a nature walk in certain spots. You’re almost always certain to see deer here, as I usually do. There are also horse stables, Lambert Castle and Lambert Tower, as well as views of New York City off in the distance. See for yourself: