New Jersey Among Best Hiking Destinations In The U.S.
There’s nothing better than picking your next hiking destination (especially in your home state). Whether you’re looking to go a few miles to get some fresh air or make it a day trip with family and friends, there’s a spot for you.
According to new research, New Jersey has been named one of the best states in America for hiking. We have been ranked as the fifth-best state overall for hiking in the United States with a score of 69.49 out of 100.
Luckily for us, the Garden State now has 650 hiking trails per 1,000 square miles and an average temperate of 53.6 degrees year-round.
Travel experts at Why This Place created their very own hiking index based on five factors; the number of hiking trails and waterfalls relative to state area, the percentage of each state covered by national and state parks, and the average yearly temperature and rainfall.
“When planning a trip, it is important to consider other factors that can greatly impact the quality of your journey. Climate and the presence of natural landmarks are just as vital to a successful hiking trip, so taking these elements into account, ensures visitors are able to enjoy a well-rounded experience,” a spokesperson for Why This Place commented in a press release.
Here are the 10 best states in America for hiking:
- New Jersey
- New Hampshire
- Rhode Island