The Patriots' Path covers roughly 35 miles of terrain and is open to mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and hiking. The multi-use trails links parks, open space, recreational facilities, historic sites and other points of interest along the way. The trail is a mix of surfaces, a small section is paved (near Speedwell Lake) but most is dirt, gravel, or crushed stone. Much of the trail follows the corridors of the Whippany and Black rivers and the South Branch of the Raritan, the latter two creating some of the most pristine trout production streams in New Jersey.
The trail has many side spurs, so it's best to navigate with the official map, available from the Morris County Park Commission map section 1
and map section 2
. Not all sections are open to all uses so follow the trail map and the signs, which indicated each section's designated use.
Patriots' Path 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. It also connects to the Randolph Trails
Parking is available at about a dozen access points along the way. Contact the Morris County Park Commission
for more information about parking.
Past E. Fredrick Place heading east it intersects with Cedar Knolls Road. It then goes all the way to Parsippany Road where it temporarily ends. You can pick up the trail at Bee Meadow Pond and it goes through woods to Hillary Court and makes its way ...
There are many more ways to access the trail. It extends from Stephen's State Park all the way to Livingston. Also there are secondary spur trails that are blue blazed that connect to Hacklebarney and Frelinghuysen Arboretum, and many more. There are ...
The trail system of Randolph has Patriots Path connections as well, one on Combs Hollow Road as well as on Old Brookside. The trail through these sections connect to the well known Patriots Path running through Morristown. The part past Heinsteins Park ...