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Welcome to New Jersey

You can begin or end your hike at hundreds of places between the Appalachian Trail's northern and southern ends. Here's what to expect in New Jersey. 

A.T. Miles in State
​RATING: 1-6
Easy to Moderate
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New Jersey will surprise you with how wild it is, especially because of its proximity to major cities. 
Elevation changes are generally moderate and vary from relatively flat and gentle to short, steep, rocky pitches. Other sections cross bogs and wetlands, including a wildlife sanctuary that features a wide spectrum of bird species.


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Camping is restricted to designated sites, and campfires are prohibited.
It's a good chance to practice Leave No Trace and enjoy an alternative "nightlight"!

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New Jersey Elevation Map

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