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Where Washington and Molly Pitcher fought! Monmouth Battlefield – Manalapan, NJ

monmouthintroSouth Trails – Monmouth Battlefield State Park – Manalapan/Freehold, Monmouth County, NJ
Distance: 15 miles of hiking trails for the park.  About 7 miles in the southern part of the park.  (We did about 3 miles)
Type: Interconnected web
Difficulty: 2 of 10.
Total score: 7 of 10.

Website – New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry

Terrain – rolling fields and hills, forest, farmland

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Sandy Hook Walkabout – Fort Hancock, NJ

Birds eye view of Sandy Hook from Navesink Twin Lights in Highland.

Birds eye view of Sandy Hook from Navesink Twin Lights in Highland.

Hiking/Biking Path– Sandy Hook, Gateway National Recreation Area – Fort Hancock (Highlands), Monmouth County, NJ
Distance: I’ve done hikes of 4 miles and 6 miles here.  Could definitely do longer if you wanted, or much shorter.
Type: Out and back with some small loops
Difficulty: 3  of 10 – can be buggy.  Parts of trail exposed to the sun.
Total score: 8 of 10.

Terrain – beaches, beaches, beaches

Trailheads –  40° 28.074’N,  74° 0.053’W.  This is Parking Lot J at Fort Hancock.  There are a bazillion more trailheads.

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Manasquan Floodplain Trail – Allaire State Park – Wall Township, NJ

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Manasquan Floodplain Trail  – Allaire State Park – Wall Township, Monmouth County, NJ
Distance: 0.5 miles (with another mile around the buildings that are not on the trail)
Type: Horseshoe (loop if you use the green trail)
Difficulty: 3 of 10 – for trail blazes disapearing.
Total score: 3 of 10.

Terrain – Swamp, swamp, and more swamp.

Trailheads – 40° 9.318’N,  74° 7.603’W or  40° 9.367’N,  74° 7.730’W.  Second trailhead is where we started.

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