Trail Use Rules & Regulations
To ensure your safety and to protect sensitive historic and natural resources in the park, please abide by these trail use rules and regulations—
The park contains roughly 27 miles of designated, marked, hiking trails. The 2.25 mile Yellow Trail connects the key historic and interpretive sites throughout Jockey Hollow. The White Trail/Grand Loop Trail is the longest trail in Jockey Hollow at 6.5 miles in total. Other hiking trails include the Blue Trail, 3 miles roundtrip, that has the best view from on top of Mt. Kemble. While hiking in the park please keep your pets on a leash no longer than six feet at all times. Loose pets are a hazard to themselves, their owners, other guests, and local wildlife. You can print a trail map and park map--find links to them by using the park maps and brochures link above.
Bicycle riding is only allowed on the 3 mile long paved Tour Road and other vehicluar roadways leading in and out of the park. This excludes the paths around the Visitor Center and the Wick House, even though they are (mostly) paved. You must dismount and walk your bike on these paths, becoming a pedestrian. Trails on which both walking and biking are permitted available in nearby Lewis Morris County Park.
Many species of birds have been observed within the park. Some of the best areas to observe birds include the Wick House Orchard and in meadows throughout the park. Morristown NHP Bird Checklist
Approximately 10.5 miles of designated horse trails are available to riders. Caution should be used when crossing open areas because of holes and other hazards. To prevent damage to fragile historic resources and unsafe encounters in busy visitor areas, horses are prohibited in the vicinity of historic buildings. Horse trailers may be parked in one of the following areas: the horse trailer area of the Jockey Hollow Visitor Center parking lot or New York Brigade parking area.
Last updated: January 12, 2023