Washington Rock State Park

Green Brook, NJ
Length: 0.60 mi.
Type: Lollipop

About This Trail

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Washington Rock State Park is a great place to introduce hiking to a new walker or toddler!

The park contains a short dirt trail (orange markers) through the woods that connects to a paved trail loop.   The dirt trail is approximately 0.25 miles long and the loop is approximately 0.3 miles.  The dirt trail has some slightly rocky areas

Across the street from the trailhead, there is a picnic grove near the Washington Rock Monument and a beautiful viewpoint overlooking central NJ and the NYC skyline.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Mixed
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Picnic Area and Viewpoint

The monument and viewpoint take you back in time to 1777. George Washington and his army used this viewpoint to discreetly observe the British troop movements in and around New York Harbor and central New Jersey.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

The parking lot is small and fills up quickly on a nice day.

Trail Contributor

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I have been a member of Hike It Baby since February 2017 and became an ambassador in September 2018.  I have two kids (toddler and baby) and have enjoyed being outside with them so much in their young lives.

Trail Head


Trail Map

Getting There

From Rt. 22, turn north onto Washington Road.  Follow Washington Rd up the mountain until you reach the top.  The parking lot will be on the left.