Outdoor Activities

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—
Trails are designated for certain uses, as shown on the trail map, in order to prevent resource damage. Using trails for un-designated uses damages resources and is prohibited. Some former trails have been closed to public use because they were either unsafe and cannot be made safe, or because using the trails destroys natural or historic resources. If a trail is not shown on the park map, it is closed and public use is not permitted. Please be a part of protecting your natural and cultural heritage by staying off closed trails.

  • Off-trail use by bicycles causes profound damage to cultural and natural resources and is prohibited.
  • Parking is permitted only in areas shown on the map. Parking on the grass damages cultural and natural resources and is prohibited.
  • The use of skates, in-line skates, skateboards, and roller skis endangers other trail users and is prohibited throughout the park.
  • Trail use is at your own risk. Please use caution when using the trails as you may come in contact with raised roots, ice, and other naturally occurring elements.

View a complete list of Morristown National Historical Park's Rules and Regulations.

View and download park maps and brochures including the park trail map.

Youth Conservation Corps member leading middle school students on a hike in Jockey Hollow.
Youth Conservation Corps member leading middle school students on a hike in Jockey Hollow.



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.

Two bicycles with riders on a paved road
Cyclists pedal through Jockey Hollow on the paved road, and not the trails or walkways.



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.

Bird watching is a great outdoor activity all year long.
Bird watching is a great outdoor activity all year long.


Bird Watching

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

Three riders on horseback in a wooded area on a trail
Visitors ride on horseback through Jockey Hollow along a bridle trail.


Horseback Riding

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

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