the site where you won't be able to wipe the wag off your dog's tail
National Parks With Hiking
Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
Dogs are allowed on the trails on this park
Gateway Recreation Area - Sandy Hook
Dogs are allowed on the bayside beaches year-round and
on the ocean beaches from Labor Day to March 31
Morristown National Historic Park
Dogs are allowed on the trails in this park
State Parks With Hiking
New Jersey State Parks
Dogs are not allowed in New Jersey state park campgrounds.
Share A Favorite Hike With Your Dog In New Jersey
Your Dog's Favorite Hikes In New Jersey
Submitted by Kim and Max and Roxy
Our favorite hiking is on the Batona Trail. The dogs love the sand trail and swimming in the tea-colored Mullica River. When we need to disappear into the wilderness this is the place we go!
Submitted by Andy and Maggie
There are alot of great hikes in this area but we always enjoy the well-worn Red Dot Trail up the steep grade to the top of Mt. Tammany for the views of the Delaware Water Gap. We prefer the Blue Blaze Trail going down - it's about 2.5 miles. The Dunnfield Hollow Trail is a great walk through a dark hemlock-and-fern ravine along a rushing creek.
Submitted by Susan and the Wolves
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/harrimanhike/ we have a dog hiking group in the greater NYC/NJ area, mostly we hike in harriman park, ramapo reservation, bearfort ridge, abram hewitt, norvin green etc. if you are in this area check us out. all our hikes are dog friendly.
Submitted by Frank and Jaime
We hike with our two [85 pound babies ] in Mercer County Park, NJ. the park is 280 acre's which is a mix of woods ,trails, lake, paved walking areas and lots of sports fields plus cleared areas where you and your pet can Play. You can get off by yourself and the pooches or be with others.
Submitted by John
I just wanted to write to fill others in on our hiking experiences. Our favorite place to take our trail worthy dog is Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area near Boonton, NJ: http://www.morrisparks.net/parks/pyrmtnmain.htm They provide very clear and accurate maps of the trails free of charge. There are many different trails that could be combined to make varied loops. It is a very popular place for hikers, young children and trail runners so well behaved trained dogs are best suited for here. We've been here many times and I haven't found a tick yet. Last weekend, May 28, 2006, we took our dog to hike at High Point State Park in Sussex, NJ: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/highpoint.html After paying the $10 per car entrance fee we were told the best hike to take our dog would be the trail that loops around the monument. After only minutes of hiking we spoke with hikers coming from the opposite direction. They warned us to watch out for ticks because their dog got covered by them last year on the same trail. We appreciated their warning, and continued on we're used to finding a few ticks on the trail. We should have turned around. We spent the rest of the day pulling around 50 or so ticks from our dog. Luckily our dog is treated with Frontline, immunized and vaccinated or that short one-hour hike could have been even more of a nightmare. I recommend keeping your dog far away from High Point State Park. We also take our dog to hike at Ringwood State Park in Ringwood, NJ: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/ringwood.html They have many, many trails suitable for a hiking dog. The map the park provides is not accurate, as of April 2006 they say they are working on new park maps. Buy the good map the NYNJ Trail Conference sells; it's more accurate and easy to understand. Usually we cross paths with a few ticks on the trails, but I think the most we've found on our dog in a day was around six. That's all I got for now I just really want to warn people about High Point. I saw several very surprised and unhappy dog owners there. What a shame. They should really warn people at the gate. Thanks a bunch,
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