Hiking New Jersey: A Guide To 50 Of The Garden State's Greatest Hiking Adventures (State Hiking Guides Series)
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- Hiking New Jersey
- Decoste & Dupont Jr
- Mid-Atlantic Hiking/Backpacking Guides
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Piedmont, and the Coastal Plain and Pine Barrens of the south; and discover the beauty of the coast―from Sandy Hook, guarding New York harbor, south to Cape May, where one of America's first seaside resorts greets the Atlantic Ocean.
With this handy guide, veteran New Jersey hikers Paul DeCoste and Ronald Dupont provide all the information you need to get the most out of exploring the scenic Garden State by foot.
• Hikes suited to every ability
• Directions to the trailheads
• Comprehensive trail descriptions with mile-by-mile directional cues
• GPS-compatible trail maps
• Difficulty ratings, average hiking times, and best seasons for every featured hike
• Information on fees and permits, contacts, events and attractions, restaurants and accommodations, and canine compatibility
Top Customer Reviews
The hard copy version is a classic hiking guide, produced on good paper with colored covers and well bound. The extract provided on the "Look Inside" feature here on Amazon is a fair representation of the description of each hike: details of length and difficulty, directions to trail head, other users, dogs allowed, a simple map, and historical or environmental items of interest. There is a very useful discussion of hiking in the state generally, a suggestion to purchase more detailed maps, especially from the New York New Jersey Trail Conference (see first Comment), checklists of items to carry, a short but good bibliography, and a list of additional sources of information, primarily online.
The only criticism that occurs to me is that there is no GPS data for any of the hikes, but that data is not essential to the occasional hiker. On balance, this is a five star hiking and walking guide for New Jersey.
As an experiment, I purchased both the hard copy and downloaded the Kindle version, in the latter case to a Kindle 2, the Kindle PC and the Kindle iPhone app. I was particularly interested in how the Kindle version would work in practice. (I confess I've loved using paper guide books for over 40 years, and this version is perfectly acceptable for trail purposes; about a pound in weight, easy to carry and use even in wet weather (encased in a Ziplock bag), wide margins for writing, easily Xeroxable for even less weight, in short the classic hiker's approach.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I was already familiar with this book at the library.Some great hikes that I was unaware of are listed.Directions are very clear.Published 2 months ago by James A Dibble
Excellent hiking guide with tons of details. Can't wait to get to them all!Published 15 months ago by SDeFranco1
Great guide. Hikes are well described and the directions are spot on. Would be nice if there were some more strenuous hikes with big inclines to power up.Published 19 months ago by J. Zwain