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.
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.