Backcountry Forum
Backpacking & Hiking Gear

Backcountry Forum
Our long-time Sponsor - the leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear
 
 
 

Amazon.com
Backpacking Forums
BackcountryGear.com
backcountry gear

---- Our Gear Store ----
The Lightweight Gear Store
 
 WINTER CAMPING 

Shelters
Bivy Bags
Sleeping Bags
Sleeping Pads
Snow Sports
Winter Kitchen

 SNOWSPORTS 

Snowshoes
Avalanche Gear
Skins
Hats, Gloves, & Gaiters
Accessories

 ULTRA-LIGHT 

Ultralight Backpacks
Ultralight Bivy Sacks
Ultralight Shelters
Ultralight Tarps
Ultralight Tents
Ultralight Raingear
Ultralight Stoves & Cookware
Ultralight Down Sleeping Bags
Ultralight Synthetic Sleep Bags
Ultralight Apparel


the Titanium Page
WM Extremelite Sleeping Bags

 CAMPING & HIKING 

Backpacks
Tents
Sleeping Bags
Hydration
Kitchen
Accessories

 CLIMBING 

Ropes & Cordage
Protection & Hardware
Carabiners & Quickdraws
Climbing Packs & Bags
Big Wall
Rescue & Industrial

 MEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 WOMEN'S APPAREL 

Jackets
Shirts
Baselayer
Headwear
Gloves
Accessories

 FOOTWEAR 

Men's Footwear
Women's Footwear

 CLEARANCE 

Backpacks
Mens Apparel
Womens Apparel
Climbing
Footwear
Accessories

 BRANDS 

Black Diamond
Granite Gear
La Sportiva
Osprey
Smartwool

 WAYS TO SHOP 

Sale
Clearance
Top Brands
All Brands

 Backpacking Equipment 

Shelters
BackPacks
Sleeping Bags
Water Treatment
Kitchen
Hydration
Climbing


 Backcountry Gear Clearance

Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#200637 - 04/02/18 11:32 AM Looking for a place to hike/camp for 3 nights
allen33 Offline
newbie

Registered: 04/02/18
Posts: 1
Hey all, I live in NJ and I'm looking for a nice spot that I can hike/camp for 3 days/nights on the east coast, preferable withing 6 hrs drive time of NJ. I've been doing day hikes for a few years and me and the wife want to start doing longer hikes and being setting up camp at night. We are looking to go at the end of May, any suggestions? Thanks!

Top
#200642 - 04/02/18 03:11 PM Re: Looking for a place to hike/camp for 3 nights [Re: allen33]
4evrplan Offline
member

Registered: 01/16/13
Posts: 717
Loc: Nacogdoches, TX, USA
I don't have any personal experience with it, but I know the Appalachian Trail goes through NJ. Have you looked at doing sections of that?

Top
#200645 - 04/02/18 04:11 PM Re: Looking for a place to hike/camp for 3 nights [Re: allen33]
BZH Online   content
member

Registered: 01/26/11
Posts: 901
Loc: Torrance, CA
Last summer I hiked in Harriman State Park. It is in NY on the NY/NJ border. It is a very nice park and accessible by train! My trip was 2 nights, but I could have easily extended it to see more of the park. It is pretty amazing you can get that kind of seclusion so close to NYC. Let me know if you have any questions.

Top
#200648 - 04/02/18 05:10 PM Re: Looking for a place to hike/camp for 3 nights [Re: allen33]
JustWalking Offline
member

Registered: 01/12/16
Posts: 176
Loc: PNW
Depends on where you live in NJ, of course, but there are plenty of great backpacking areas in PA, as well as upstate NY (in the Adirondacks).

The Susquahannock State Forest in PA is only about 3-4 hours away from Trenton and provide lots of backpacking trails and such, for one example.

The George Washington and Jefferson National Forest in VA, WV is about a 5-6 hour drive from Trenton and also offer lots of backpacking trails.

And Harriman, in NY, is also a good choice for something closer in, as BZH said.

Top
#200728 - 04/12/18 12:18 PM Re: Looking for a place to hike/camp for 3 nights [Re: JustWalking]
snapper Offline
member

Registered: 03/07/13
Posts: 40
Loc: NY
You might want to check out the many trails in the Catskills. Lots of opportunities in that region. You can backpack, set up a basecamp and day hike or do a combination. While the Adirondacks are great, the drive to the Catskills will be a lot less of an investment in time and gas so it might be a good option to look into.

That's all for now. Take care and until next time....be well.

snapper

Top

Shout Box

Highest Quality Lightweight Down Sleeping Bags
 
Western Mountaineering Sleeping Bags
 
Lite Gear Talk - Featured Topics
Mountainsmith Gear
by packlite
07/21/18 07:35 PM
DWR and Trail Runners
by Bill Kennedy
07/01/18 03:19 AM
Montrail hiking shoe replacement???
by Keith
06/30/18 11:11 PM
Backcountry Discussion - Featured Topics
Leaving a Mark
by balzaccom
07/10/18 09:32 PM
Maximizers vs Sufficers in backpacking
by Pika
06/29/18 12:34 PM
Alice Pak
by Capt hook
06/21/18 01:13 PM
Make Your Own Gear - Featured Topics
drying socks while hiking
by AtlantaBill
06/28/18 03:28 PM
Quilt question
by PaHiker
06/28/18 12:14 PM
New Pack Finished
by Bill Kennedy
06/27/18 05:39 AM
Featured Photos
Breakneck Ridge, New York
May 2012 Eclipse, Lassen Park
New Years Eve 2011
Trip Report with Photos
Seven Devils, Idaho
Oat Hill Mine Trail 2012
Dark Canyon - Utah
Who's Online
1 registered (), 80 Guests and 0 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
FrankDaTank, maggiemae31, GregoryCheve, CWalkerNC, Nadini
12604 Registered Users
Forum Links
Disclaimer
Policies
Site Links
Backpacking.net
Lightweight Gear Store
Backpacking Book Store
Lightweight Zone
Hiking Essentials

Our long-time Sponsor, BackcountryGear.com - The leading source for ultralite/lightweight outdoor gear:

Backcountry Forum
 
 

Since 1996 - the Original Backcountry Forum
Copyright © The Lightweight Backpacker & BackcountryForum