Category Archives: New Jersey Trails

Trail and hike news and info for New Jersey.

Get Outside, Give Back: Giving Tuesday Week 2016

The Trail Conference’s #GivingTuesday Week is the perfect time to skip the holiday crowds, get outside, and support trails this holiday season. When you give the gift of trails Nov. 22 through 29, you can even send your support to … Continue reading

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The SRT Run/Hike Completes Its Third Year with Record Participation and Success Rate

By Ken Posner, SRT Run/Hike Co-founder and Trail Conference Board Member/Volunteer The third edition of the SRT Run/Hike took place Sept. 16-17, drawing 102 participants to the spectacular Shawangunk Ridge Trail. This unique connector trail, created by the Trail Conference, … Continue reading

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How to Build a Sturdy Dry Stone Trail Structure Using Stones That You Find Right on the Trail

The techniques used in building dry stone walls can be applied during the construction of a number of trail features, including water bars, steps, armoring, and crib walls. By guest blogger Peter Welch, president of The Stone Trust. Illustrations by … Continue reading

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Join Photour Adventures for an Earth Day Celebration

Submit your best nature pictures in the Capture the Beauty of the Earth photo contest to be featured at the event! Plus: Enjoy refreshments, wine, a raffle, and more By guest bloggers Susan Magnano and Michael Malandra, owners of Photour … Continue reading

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Our Trail Builder Goes to Washington

By Ama Koenigshof, Trail Builder and Educator It’s early February, which means most of my trail work is taking place indoors. Currently, I’m on the train heading to Washington, D.C., for the Corps Network National Conference and Hike the Hill, an … Continue reading

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Advocacy, Lobbying, and a Call to Action in New Jersey

By Adam Page Taylor, Trail Conference Volunteer On Jan. 11, my volunteer work for the Trail Conference led me to Trenton. The flags atop the State House snapped briskly as I walked up to the building’s front entrance. Members of … Continue reading

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Ask a Trail Builder: Understanding Grade Reversals

By Erik Mickelson, Field Manager The trail I maintain has issues with water channeling down the tread. What can be done to fix this? It sounds like your trail has a lack of grade reversals. A “grade reversal” is not … Continue reading

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