Allaire Dinosaurs At A Glance...
- The dinos are tucked away, behind the Group Campground area of the park.
- Todays Sunrise: 5:58 am, Sunset: 8:06 pm
Allaire Dinosaurs is part of Allaire State Park
- Parking - Street Parking Only
- Picnic / Sitting Area
- Flat / Easy
- Walking Paths
- State Parks
- Alcohol *NOT Permitted*
- New Jersey Shore Region Monmouth County
About Allaire Dinosaurs
Our Personal Take...
We found out about the Allaire Dinos through a Point Pleasant Facebook group in late 2019. We did not think it would be worth a trip at first, assuming it would be a bunch of sticks piled up. Oh, boy were we wrong! The happiest posts and beautiful pictures we saw convinced us to visit... and we were not let down!
We have visited many times now, exploring all the trails in the area. It is 100% worth a visit!
A Brief History
These special dinos are an art project by Robin R that was started in 2019. She was looking to create a special area to inspire families to get out and explore more of Allaire.
She started with a few small huts. This grew into her first dino... a T-Rex!This was followed by a triceratops and eventually aPterodactyl feeding her little baby!
Trail & Path Info
The Dino Area is located just outside the group campground. There is 1 officially marked Pink trail, but other than that you will need to explore a bit. Just remember to always stay on the trails.
Getting There - Parking
You will need to park on Squankum-Allenwood Road, outside the main entrance to the Group Campground. You can park in any open area, as long as you are not on the road, along the fence, blocking any trails, or on top of grass/shrubs/trees.
Hike to the Dinos
We have added a bit more information to the ExploringAllaire.com website in regards to the trails to get here. But we will give a quick rundown here as well:
Easy Path (Purple)
- Park, and lock your car.
- Hike the campground road towards the yellow gate.
- Keep right after the yellow gate onto the trail.
- Go past a second gate
- Stay right when the trail splits
- Stay straight until you notice the trees change.
- Watch for Huts on your right, and the dinos to your left in the woods.
- There are a lot of mountain bikes along the trails near the parkway
This hike is not very long. I believe our last visit was a bit less than a mile total, there and back.
The Alt Paths noted above are a bit more challenging. Since the trails are not marked, and since there are a lot of "random" trails here, you may need to explore a bit more :)
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