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If you enjoy recreational activities like biking, horseback riding, cross country skiing and hiking. Patriots' Path is the place to visit a gradually developing network of hiking, biking and equestrian trails and green open spaces linking several dozen Federal, state, county and municipal parks, watershed lands, historic sites and other points of interest across Morris County.
The purpose of the trail system is to provide opportunities for passive outdoor recreation while protecting and enhancing the environmental and aesthetic integrity of the stream valleys and uplands through which it passes. Much of the Path lies along the corridors of the Whippany and Black Rivers and the South Branch of the Raritan. The Black River and South Branch of the Raritan are two of the most pristine trout production streams in the state.
The trail system is stabilized in many sections with crushed stone and gravel, other areas are left as narrow paths on earth and rock and shorter sections in Morristown and Morris Twp. area are paved. Several miles lie on cinder and gravel beds of old railroad lines.
Patriots' Path stretches from East Hanover which connects with the Lenape Trail in Essex County to Allamuchy Mountain State Park in Sussex County and the Village of High Bridge in Hunterdon County.
Points of interest along the trail include:
Patriots' Path is supported by dedicated Adopt-A-Trail participants who help maintain sections of the path under the jurisdiction of the Morris County Park Commission. Orientations for new adopters are held twice a year, call (973) 326-7604 if you or your group is interested in adopting and maintaining a portion of Patriots' Path.