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Join the Passaic County Parks & Recreation staff as we lead you through some of the most picturesque trail systems that our county has to offer. 
This list will be updated throughout the year so be sure to check back often for new hikes!


National Dog Day Hike - Saturday, September 10th @ 9:00 AM
Rifle Camp Park - Woodland Park, NJ 

National Dog Day is celebrated August 26th annually and was founded in 2004 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert, Animal Rescue Advocate, Conservationist, Dog Trainer and Author, Colleen Paige.
Passaic County Parks & Recreation is starting the celebration when it is a little cooler out with this dog hike around Rifle Camp Park! Free program.


Discover Eastern Pinnacles and Cat Rocks - Sunday, October 2nd @ 9:00 AM
Sterling State Forest - Warwick, NY (along Route 17A, just north of Greenwood Lake) 

Located just across the state line in Warwick, NY, we will hike north of Greenwood Lake to incredible views along the Cat Rocks, traversing the world-famous Appalachian Trail. After the hike, enjoy some great ice cream at Bellvale Farms Creamery and some camaraderie with your fellow hikers. This is a moderately challenging 4-mile hike. Free program.


Carris Hill Hike - Friday, October 14th @ 9:00 AM
Norvin Green State Forest / Carris Hill Area, Bloomingdale, NJ 

Some of the best hiking that Passaic County has to offer! Enjoy views of the New York skyline , Wanaque Reservoir, and numerous waterfalls along this hike through Norvin Green State Forest. This is a moderately challenging 5-mile hike. Free program.


Apshawa Adventure Hike - Saturday, October 22nd @ 9:00 AM
Apshawa Preserve - West Milford, NJ 

One of the gems of the Passaic County Park System, experience the beautiful views of Butler Reservoir and explore the historic ruins found within Apshawa Preserve. This is a moderate 3-4 mile hike. Free program.


Van Slyke Castle Hike - Saturday, November 5th @ 9:00 AM
Ramapo Mountain State Forest - Oakland, NJ 

Enjoy dazzling fall colors with us and encounter castle ruins, great trails, and picturesque mountain views. This is a moderate 3-4 mile hike. Free program.


National Take a Hike Day - Saturday, November 19th @ 9:00 AM
Rifle Camp Park - Woodland Park, NJ 

A quick escape from the hustle and bustle, Rifle Camp Park offers visitors a chance to hike miles of woodland trails and enjoy expansive views, all in the midst of suburban New Jersey. This is a moderate 3-4 mile hike. Free program.


Turkey Burner Hike - Friday, November 25th @ 9:00 AM
Wawayanda State Park / Stairway to Heaven & Pinwheel Vista - Hewitt, NJ 

One of our most popular hikes, scheduled for the day after Thanksgiving, to help you work off your appetite from the day before! We will make our way westward from the main area of Wawayanda State Park to the summit of Pinwheel Vista, and then back to the starting area. This is a moderate 6-mile hike. Free program.

Wildlife Conservation Day Hike - Sunday, December 4th @ 9:00 AM
Highlands Preserve / Surprise Lake - Hewitt, NJ 

Celebrate wildlife conservation with a walk on the wild side and enjoy a late fall woodland hike. This is a moderately challenging 6-mile hike. Free program.

Ugly Sweater Hike - Saturday, December 10th @ 9:00 AM
Ringwood State Park / Red Trail - Ringwood, NJ 

Dig out your ugliest sweater and join us for an exhilarating early morning hike at beautiful Ringwood State Park. This is a moderate 3-mile hike. Free program.



Register Activity Ages Grades Days Date/Time Fees
 
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Norvin Green State Forest Hike 
5 and up N/A 10/14/2022
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Norvin Green State Forest - Carris Hill Area
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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Apshawa Adventure Hike 
5 and up N/A Sa  10/22/2022
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Apshawa Preserve
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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Van Slyke Castle Hike 
5 and up N/A Sa  11/05/2022
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ramapo Mountain State Forest, Oakland, NJ
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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National Take a Hike Day Hike 
5 and up N/A Sa  11/19/2022
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Rifle Camp Park - 387 Rifle Camp Rd. Woodland Park, NJ
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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Turkey Burner Hike 
5 and up N/A 11/25/2022
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Wawayanda State Park - Stairway to Heaven/Pinwheel Vista
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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Wildlife Conservation Day Hike 
5 and up N/A Su  12/04/2022
09:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Highlands Preserve
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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Ugly Sweater Hike 
5 and up N/A Sa  12/10/2022
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Ringwood State Park, Ringwood, NJ
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res
 
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National Take a Hike Day 
5 and up N/A 09/19/2022
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Rifle Camp Park, Woodland Park, NJ
$0.00 Res, $0.00 Non-Res