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Washington Valley Park
Duke Island Park
Sourland Mountain Preserve

Hiking in Somerset County Parks
The Somerset County Park Commission offers many miles of trails throughout its park system, many of which meander through pristine, picturesque settings. The trails give hikers a chance to seek solitude, watch wildlife, and enjoy the great outdoors. Whether you are by yourself or with family and friends, taking a leisurely stroll or jogging for your health, the Somerset County Park Commission has the trail for you. Just click on one of the parks below for further information.

Little Brook Sanctuary
Lord Stirling Park Environmental Education Center trails
Skillman Park
Sourland Mountain Preserve
Washington Valley Park

  E-mail the Recreation Dept. with any questions or comments

Biking in Somerset County Parks
The Somerset County parks offer bikers many trails for biking recreation. Whether you are a novice or expert, using a mountain bike or a ten-speed, bring out your helmet and bike!

Mountain Biking has grown tremendously during the past decade. Additionally, the need to find places where mountain biking is permitted has also grown. Washington Valley Park and the Sourland Mountain Preserve are two of the hottest mountain biking locations in New Jersey, and offer miles of trails for different skill levels. If you like to ride on pavement, then Duke Island Park and Colonial Park are the places for you. Natirar Park has Trail Loop #1 (1.8 mile) and Trail Loop #2 (1.3 mile) which loop winds through the Far Hills portion of the 491-acre estate. Skillman Park, the newest park in the park system, features wide beautiful vistas, and a 2.25 mile paved multi-use loop trail. All six locations offer leisurely rides through the parks where the whole family can enjoy the great outdoors.

E-mail Park Rangers with any questions or comments

  PARK Maps
  • Colonial Park
  • Duke Island Park
  • Lord Stirling Environmental Education Center
  • Lord Stirling Stable
  • Natirar
  • North Branch Park
  • Sourland Mountain Preserve
  • Torpey Complex
  • Washington Valley Park

  • Mountain Bike Review
  • Road Bike Review
  • Ridewise
  • Mountain Bike New Jersey
  • International Mountain Bike Assoc.
  • Jersey Off-Road Bicycle Assoc. U.S.