North Plainfield, New Jersey (NJ) Trails & Maps

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  • 202 Parkway Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 8.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 202 Parkway Trail, part of The Circuit (Greater Philadelphia's trail network) connects three towns—Montgomery, Warrington, and Doylestown—on its 9-mile route paralleling the scenic byway. The paved 12-foot-wide pathway is separated from ...
  • Barnegat Branch Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 9.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder

    The Barnegat Branch Trail will eventually travel nearly 16 miles from Barnegat Township to Toms River on the abandoned Barnegat Branch Division of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. Currently, 3 disconnected segments of trail have been completed ...
  • Bayshore Trail (Henry Hudson Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Sand

    NOTE: The Bayshore Trail is currently open, however, storm damage has made trail conditions primitive with wet and muddy patches. Users should exercise caution and watch for construction vehicles in some locations. See the Monmouth County Park ...
  • Bedminster Hike and Bikeway

    State: NJ
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 2.8-mile eastern phase of the Bedminster Hike and Bikeway allows pedestrians and cyclists to safely traverse part of Bedminster Township by crossing over I-287 and US 206/202 via a series of three bridges. The trail runs between The Hills ...
  • Berkshire Valley Management Area Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder

    The Berkshire Valley Management Area Trail passes through hardwood forests and affords views of the valley below to the right. Equestrians must have a NJ Wildlife Permit, which is available from NJ DEP for a fee. What is now the trail was ...
  • Black River County Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    In the mid 1800s Chester, New Jersey, was the home of the iron ore industry; railroads shipped the ore all over the county. With the end of the industry, however, the rail lines were abandoned, turned into trails, and the area is now managed ...
  • Black River Wildlife Management Area Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Ballast

    This trail goes through the Black River Wildlife Management area along streambeds and forest. Equestrians must have a NJ Wildlife Permit, which is available from NJ DEP for a fee. The trail follows the right-of-way of the former Chester Branch ...
  • Boulevard Trolley Line Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    This 2.1-mile long paved path runs directly adjacent to (about 30-40 feet off of) the Boulevard in Mountain Lakes, NJ, and follows the exact route of a former trolley line operated by the Morris County Traction Company. While more similar ...
  • Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway

    State: NY
    Length: 12 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

    The Briarcliff-Peekskill Trailway is a 12-mile linear park that runs from the town of Ossining north to Westchester County's Blue Mountain Reservation in Peekskill. The trail is built on land orginally acquired in 1929 by the Westchester Parkway ...
  • Bristol Spurline Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Since it opened as a railroad spur in the 1800s, this pretty trail has always been about connections. In 1834 the Philadelphia and Trenton Railroad launched the spur to carry goods from Bristol, Pennsylvania, then a bustling little port where ...
  • Bronx River Greenway

    State: NY
    Length: 18.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    The Bronx River Greenway will one day stretch 23 miles along the river through New York's Westchester and Bronx counties. Currently, 18 miles of the trail are complete in disconnected segments largely paralleling the Bronx River Parkway. The ...
  • Buckwha Creek Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 4.5 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Buckwha Creek Trail is a 4.5 mile rail-trail that is equally in Monroe Co. and Carbon Co. The eastern part of the trail, in Monroe Co. is owned by Eldred Township and is maintained by the Kunkletown Rod and Gun Club and is in fairly good ...
  • Capoolong Creek Wildlife Management Area

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 3.7 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    This is a pleasant, flat trail that parallels the Capoolong Creek.
  • Columbia Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 15 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Columbia Trail strings together forests, farms and parklands as it stretches 15 miles among the small towns of High Bridge, Califon, Long Valley and Washington. Most of the corridor parallels the South Branch of the Raritan River. After ...
  • Cross Island Parkway Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Cross Island Parkway Trail closely follows its namesake thoroughfare through northeastern Queens. From its northern end, you will soon enter Little Bay Park, which offers lovely views of the Throgs Neck Bridge and the bay. If you get ...
  • D & H Canal Park

    State: NY
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    Owned by the County of Orange and maintained by the Orange County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, the D&H Canal Park is a 300-acre park with a one mile section of the Delaware and Hudson Canal (1825-1898) and a number of historic ...
  • D & L Trail - Delaware Canal Towpath

    State: PA
    Length: 60 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    The Delaware Canal Towpath, which extends from Bristol to Easton, is the only continuous intact canal remaining from the historic canal-building era of the early and mid-1800s. Through its connection with the Lehigh Navigation Canal at Easton, ...
  • D & L Trail - Lehigh Canal South

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 13 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    If you feel like a stroll down the lazy river, then this is the trail for you. This peaceful trail follows the canal and Lehigh River for almost its entire length. This trail offers a variety of path surfaces—wide paved asphalt, wide crushed ...
  • Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 68 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Gravel

    Note: Periodically parts of the trail become impassable from floods and other damage. For updates on trail conditions, visit the Canal State Park website. The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail follows the towpath of the canal, which ...
  • East River Bikeway

    State: NY
    Length: 3.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The East River Bikeway is part of the larger Manhattan Waterfront Greenway, which incorporates the Hudson River Greenway the Harlem River Greenway and the East River Esplanade. Together the four trails comprise a 32-mile path that circles the ...
  • Eastern Parkway Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Eastern Parkway Trail is a 2-mile route along a tree-lined boulevard in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood. The path begins at Prospect Park, which houses some of Brooklyn's most popular attractions, including the Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn ...
  • Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 5.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway packs enough history, scenery and activity in its 5.2 miles for an all-day adventure. Manasquan cyclist Edgar Felix lobbied his town to acquire a portion of the inactive Freehold and Jamesburg Agricultural Railroad ...
  • Forks Township Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Forks Township Recreation Trail follows the an old right-of-way of the former Lehigh & New England Railroad. Starting at the trail's midpoint behind the Riverview Country Club in Easton, you'll find a smooth, paved section for 0.5 mile through ...
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk

    State: NY
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Woodchips

    The Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk follows Staten Island's eastern shore from Miller Field -- a recreational area for sports, picnicking and bird watching -- to Fort Wadsworth. Highlights of the trail include spectacular views of the Verrazano ...
  • Freedom Trail Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Freedom Trail Bikeway will eventually be a 10-mile route linking parks and open spaces throughout South Brunswick Township in northern New Jersey. The trail follows a former rail line through woodlands, wetlands, and neighborhoods. Currently, ...
  • Great Valley Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 4.3 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The Great Valley Rail Trail, built on the former Lehigh & New England Railroad, offers an unpaved, natural experience through quiet woodlands between the townships of Hampton and Frankford. Although only 3.5 miles long, the rail-trail connects ...
  • Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt

    This trail is in an area rich in geological history. Zinc and Iron Ores were transported along this branch from mines in the area that operated for over 200 years. The trail is scenic with a slight uphill climb. In Ogdensburg you can experience ...
  • Henry Hudson Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 22 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Gravel, Sand

    NOTE: A section of trail from Popamora Point to the Atlantic Highlands Marina has been reopened after storm damage, but the trail is primitive in this section and there may be icy, wet, or muddy conditions. Please also watch for construction ...
  • High Line

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Concrete, Grass

    The High Line rail-trail is an urban marvel, stretching 1.5 miles and towering almost 30 feet above street level through several neighborhoods in the lower west side of Manhattan. The first section of the High Line was opened in 2009 and ...
  • Historic Smithville Park Trails

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 4.4 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Historic Smithville is listed on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places. From its beginnings as a small mill town on the Rancocas Creek, Smithville became one of New Jersey's major woodworking industrial areas between the 1860s ...
  • Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway

    State: NY
    Length: 4.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    While not a "rail-trail," the Hook Mountain/Nyack Beach Bikeway is a very scenic trail along the Hudson River in Rockland County. The southern half of this trail is flat and runs right along the river at sea level. It is wheelchair accessible ...
  • Hudson River Greenway

    State: NY
    Length: 11 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    Hudson River Greenway provides a continuous 11-mile route between Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan and the Little Red Lighthouse underneath the George Washington Bridge. The trail passes through Hudson River Park, Riverside Park ...
  • Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

    State: NJ
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Concrete

    The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway is a 1.5 mile walkway along the bank of the Hudson River in Jersey City. The walkway offers stunning views of Manhattan as well as access to a number of ferries and hotels.
  • Hutchinson River Greenway

    State: NY
    Length: 2.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Hutchinson River Greenway offers a convenient alternative to the Hutchinson River Parkway, which it closely follows. Although adjacent to the busy thoroughfare, trees have been planted along the route to help beautify the path and trail-goers ...
  • Jack Harrington White Plains Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.2 miles
    Surface: Woodchips

    The Jack Harrington White Plains Greenway was recently renamed to honor a long-time member of the city's conservation board. The trail's corridor follows the former New York, Westchester & Boston Railway right-of-way, extending from a City parking ...
  • John Kieran Nature Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Gravel, Woodchips

    The John Kieran Nature Trail is a short loop that borders Van Cortlandt Lake and its associated wetlands. It is a wonderful site for bird-watching. The trail also passes several sites of significance including an old cemetery and the 67-acre ...
  • Johnson Trolley Line Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 1.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Johnson Trolley Line has two sections, north and south, which are split by Interstate 95; there is talk of building an overpass to link the two segments. The Trenton-Princeton Traction Company ran the old trolley, known as the "Fast Line," ...
  • Jones Beach Bikeway (Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway)

    State: NY
    Length: 5.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Jones Beach Bikeway is a paved bicycle and pedestrian path on the southwestern end of Long Island that parallels Wantagh Parkway from Seaford to Jones Beach State Park. The trail is also known by two other names: Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway ...
  • Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clarke Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each trail is fairly short but taken together they ...
  • Karamac Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt

    The Karamac Trail is a short walking trail that starts under the Interstate 80 bridge on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River. The trail follows an old railroad right-of-way; there is a railroad mile marker just a few yards from the southern ...
  • Kensington & Tacony Trail (K&T Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface:

    Part of the planned 11 mile North Delaware Riverfront, the Kensington and Tacony Trail (K& T Trail) is planned for construction in 2013. Begins at Arsenal Boat Launch and ends just south of Tacony Boat Launch - per Carol Myers with Delaware ...
  • Kingston Branch Loop Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 3.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Kingston Branch Loop Trail is a trip up one side and down the other of the scenic tree-lined Delaware and Raritan Canal. The eastern half of the loop follows the bed of the Rocky Hill Railroad and Transportation Company, which began operation ...
  • Landsdown Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 1.8 miles
    Surface: Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    The Landsdown Trail runs 1.8 miles between Lower Landsdown Road and W. Main in Clinton. The trail passes among open fields, woodlands and wetlands and provides access to the South Branch of the Raritan River for those wishing to drop a line ...
  • Lawrence Hopewell Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 17.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    Lawrence Hopewell Trail currently runs for 17 miles on public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell townships, about five miles north of Trenton. Trail planners hope to complete the trail, which will form a 22-mile loop, in 2014. The ...
  • Loantaka Brook Reservation Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

    The system of trails in Loantaka Brook Reservation are open to hikers, cyclists and equestrians, although the trails are marked as to which uses are permitted on each segment. Loantaka Brook Reservation has four distinct areas: Seaton Hackney ...
  • McDade Recreational Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 32 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    The Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail is named after a former member of Congress from the area known for his dedication to public lands. The trail, located within the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, offers diverse views of the ...
  • Middlesex Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 3.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The 3.5-mile Middlesex Greenway connects the towns of Edison, Metuchen, and Woodbridge in northeastern New Jersey. The paved pathway, which follows the route of the former Lehigh Valley Railroad freight line, is part of the East Coast Greenway, ...
  • Morris Canal

    State: NJ
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    In the early 1830s the Morris Canal opened across northern New Jersey, from Phillipsburg on the Delaware River to Newark, and later to Jersey City on the Hudson River. It provided a thoroughfare for the county's farm products to reach metropolitan ...
  • Mosholu-Pelham Greenway

    State: NY
    Length: 10.3 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Mosholu-Pelham Greenway connects several parks and recreational opportunities in New York City's north and central Bronx neighborhoods. A portion of the trail is also part of the growing East Coast Greenway, which will span 15 states from ...
  • North County Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 22.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The North County Trailway is the longest of the four connected rail-trails breathing new life into the former New York Central Railroad's Putnam Division line. The "Old Put" provided passenger and freight service between New York City and Brewster, ...
  • Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway

    State: NY
    Length: 3.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway, which opened in June 2014, runs just shy of 4 miles between Jones Beach State Park and Tobay Beach. Both beaches permit swimming and provide opportunities to purchase food and refreshments. The paved trail ...
  • Ocean Parkway Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Ocean Parkway Trail closely follows its eponymous thoroughfare nearly 5 miles through several Brooklyn neighborhoods, ending only a block from the popular Coney Island boardwalk. Those traveling with children will enjoy the many playgrounds ...
  • Ogden Mine Railroad Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2.7 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

    This trail is located in the Mahlon Dickerson Reservation which is a unit of the Morris County Park Commission. The trail follows an abandoned railroad bed through hardwood forests, past ponds, swamps and wetlands. At the southern end, the trail ...
  • Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 26.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete, Dirt

    The Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park follows the route of the Old Croton Aqueduct, which carried water to New York City from 1842 to 1955. Most of the structure lies beneath the trail and has been designated a National Historic Landmark. ...
  • Old Erie Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 3 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clark Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each trail is fairly short but taken together they ...
  • Old Putnam Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.25 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Dirt, Grass

    Splayed over 1,146 acres in northwest Bronx, Van Cortlandt Park has a lot going on. The park is New York City's fourth largest and is home to the oldest municipal golf course in America. There are playgrounds, walking trails, running tracks, ...
  • Oxford Bikeway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 0.9 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Oxford Bikeway is a .9 mile long pave trail constructed on an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The trail can be accessed at three points. To the north the trail ends at Pequest Road, however there is no place to park a car at this location. ...
  • Palmer Township Recreation Trail (Towpath Bike Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 7.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Palmer Township Recreation Trail (a.k.a. the Towpath Bike Trail) is a terrific community asset for Palmer and Bethlehem township residents and a great destination for visitors as well. Three modes of transportation once operated on this ...
  • Patriots' Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 35 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Patriots' Path covers roughly 35 miles of terrain and is open to mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and hiking. The multi-use trails links parks, open space, recreational facilities, historic sites and other points of ...
  • Paulinskill Valley Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 27 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

    For a dose of rural scenery, head to the northwest corner of New Jersey, where this 27-mile rail-trail cuts a nearly uninterrupted path along the banks of the Paulins Kill, a Delaware River tributary that gives the trail its name. (Kill is from ...
  • Peace Valley Park Hike & Bike Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 4.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Peace Valley Park Hike & Bike Trail offers 4 miles of blacktop along the shores of Lake Galena, just north of Doylestown in eastern Pennsylvania. The scenic trail travels through woodlands and meadows and is generally flat, except for one ...
  • Pemberton Rail-Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 1.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Located about 25 miles east of Philadelphia, the Pemberton Rail-Trail is an excellent example of grassroots activism resulting in the creation of a community-based rail-trail. The Pemberton Rotary Club was largely responsible for creating the ...
  • Pennypack Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 12.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    The Pennypack Trail is a 12.4-mile rail-trail that includes a portion along the former Fox Chase-Newton Branch line. The trail begins in Montgomery County at Huntingdon Pike (Route 232) in Abington Township and continues south through wooded ...
  • Pequest Wildlife Management Area Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 4.2 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel

    This trail is much better suited to walking than to biking. It provides excellent access to the Pequest River which is stocked with trout. Not all of the bridges across the river have been decked and consist only of the original railroad ties. ...
  • Plainfield Township Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt

    From 1880 until well into the 20th century, Bangor and Portland Railway steam locomotives plied this corridor and others in the region, providing essential transportation services for the nearby quarries. Conrail bought the Plainfield Township ...
  • Powerline Trail (PA)

    State: PA
    Length: 4.8 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Powerline Trail in Horsham Township connects schools, parks, business centers and neighborhoods along an easement managed by PECO/Exelon. Parts of the trail have road crossings, so use caution. The trail will eventually extend west through ...
  • Quarry Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 0.1 miles
    Surface: Dirt, Grass

    The Quarry Trail is currently a 600-foot long unimproved strip of land along what is known as Quarry Road in the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. The trail links Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park and Hastings-on-Hudson trails. Access ...
  • Ramapo River Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1.88 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    This project will convert an abandoned railroad spur from the New York State/New Jersey line to an existing bike/pedestrian trail along the Ramapo River as part of a larger trailway system. The trail corridor is located in the western end ...
  • Ramsey Bike Path

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Ramsey Bike Path is a recreational path built on the former Paterson to Suffern trolley line right-of-way. The path extends along a north-south route from one end of Ramsey to the other. Restaurants and shopping within walking distance from ...
  • Randolph Trails

    State: NJ
    Length: 16 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Randolph Trail system covers 16 miles of pathways through five parks, the Clyde Potts Reservoir watershed and 2,000 acres of pristine open space. The trails link schools and neighborhoods and also connect to Patriots' Path at Combs Hollow ...
  • Raymond G. Esposito Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 1 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    These three contiguous trails—the Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail, Old Erie Path and Joseph B. Clark Trail—occupy the former right-of-way of the Erie Railroad's Nyack and Piermont Branch. Each trail is fairly short but taken together they ...
  • Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County

    State: NJ
    Length: 7.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Saddle River Area Bike Path in Bergen County stretches for nearly 6 miles along a 577-acre linear park system that hugs the banks of the Saddle River and its tributaries. There are actually five park areas linked by the multi-use path, which ...
  • Samuel G. Fisher Mount Ivy Environmental Park

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Woodchips

    A former right-of-way of the NY & NJ Railroad. Near historical Mount Ivy which was the center of a Quaker settlement in the 18th century. Hiking along railroad bed and wildlife observation and wetland ecology.
  • Sandy Hook Multi-Use Pathway

    State: NJ
    Length: 8.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The multi-use pathway spanning the length of New Jersey's Sandy Hook peninsula offers beautiful views of the ocean, as well as shady sections through maritime forest. A bird observatory and wildlife observation decks along the way allow you ...
  • Saucon Rail Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.9 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Saucon Rail Trail connects four communities: Hellertown, Lower Saucon Township, Upper Saucon Township, and Coopersburg. The trail has a slight 1% grade traveling from north to south and is easy for a leisurely stroll or bike ride. Along the ...
  • Shore Parkway Greenway Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 12.4 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The Shore Parkway Greenway Trail is comprised of two disconnected segments along the New York Harbor that together offer more than 12 miles of paved pathway on Brooklyn's southern border. Between the two segments sits Coney Island, well-known ...
  • South Bethlehem Greenway

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 1.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The South Bethlehem Greenway is a linear park that follows a former Norfolk Southern rail line through the southern neighborhoods of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The trail parallels Daly Avenue/State Route 412 for much of its route and passes the ...
  • South County Trailway

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 14.7 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Concrete

    The South County Trailway is a zippy paved trail heading north from Yonkers through the Hudson River Valley communities of Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, Ardsley, Irvington, Greenburgh, and Elmsford. Popular with bike commuters seeking relief ...
  • Staten Island Greenbelt Multi-Purpose Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 2.6 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone

    Several trails are found throughout Staten Island's Greenbelt system of trails but only one allows both cyclists and walkers, the Staten Island Greenbelt Multi-Purpose Trail. At 2.6 miles, the crushed gravel trail offers a nice jaunt for joggers, ...
  • Sussex Branch Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 18 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

    The Sussex Branch Trail got its start in the late 1840s as the narrow-gauge, mule-drawn Sussex Mine Railroad, whose primary purpose was hauling iron ore from the mines in Andover to Waterloo Village on the Morris Canal. The railroad was eventually ...
  • Tallman Mountain State Park Bike Path

    State: NY
    Length: 2.1 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt

    Tallman Mountain State Park Bike Path is partially paved and bisects the Tallman Mountain State Park. The route provides a motor-vehicle-free way for bicyclists using US Route 9W to connect with downtown Piermont, New York. The park itself is ...
  • Tatamy Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 6.6 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    Tatamy Trail begins in West Easton and heads north to Tatamy Borough, primarily along a former railroad corridor. On its southern end, it meets the Palmer Township Recreation Trail, which connects the towns of Palmer and Bethlehem on nearly ...
  • Taylor SteelWorkers Historical Greenway

    State: NJ
    Length: 7 miles
    Surface: Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

    DESCRIPTION: The Created by Union Forge Heritage Association in 2007,Taylor SteelWorkers Historical Greenway is a 7 mile trail that winds its way through High Bridge criss-crossing a number of historical sites and beautiful scenery. This is ...
  • Thomas F. Hampton Trail (Crossley Preserve Trail)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Sand

    The 1.5-mile Thomas F. Hampton Trail was for a past executive director of the New Jersey Natural Lands Trust. Now an interpretive nature hike, the trail occupies the former rail bed of part of the Pennsylvania Railroad. In the 1800s, Crossley ...
  • Timp-Torne Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NY
    Length: 6.5 miles
    Surface: Dirt

    Just an hour north of New York City, the Timp-Torne Trail offers a scenic hike through Bear Mountain and Harriman State Parks with panoramic vistas of the Hudson River. The rugged blue-blazed trail travels along Dunderberg Mountain, The Timp ...
  • Traction Line Recreation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 3.2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    In June 1986, the Morris County Park Commission dedicated this recreation trail that runs parallel to the New Jersey Transit Line railroad tracks. The path utilizes a little over three miles of right-of-way that might have been an overgrown, ...
  • Trolley Line Trail (NJ)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    The Trolley Line Trail is a 2.5 mile paved pathway between Rabbit Hill Road and Penn Lyle Road in West Windsor. The trail is on the right of way of the former Fast Line electric trolley that connected Trenton and New Brunswick in the early 20th ...
  • Union Transportation Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 4 miles
    Surface: Gravel

    The Union Transportation Trail runs for 4 miles between Millstream Road and Davis Station Road; it's the County's second rail-trail, accommodating equestrians, hikers, walkers, joggers and cyclists. When complete, the trail will cover 8.6 miles ...
  • Warrington Township Multi-Use Trail

    State: PA
    Length: 2 miles
    Surface: Asphalt, Dirt

    Still in project phase, but 2 miles are completed as part of the master plan. The first phase and trail head is in a park called "Lower Nike park". It was once one of the 13 Nike Atlas class missile sites used to defend Philadelphia from ICBM ...
  • West Essex Trail

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 2.84 miles
    Surface: Cinder, Gravel

    The West Essex Trail follows a short distance (just under 3 miles) of the former rail bed of the Caldwell Branch on the old Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. The trail runs between the Essex–Passiac county line in Little Falls and Arnold Way in Verona. ...
  • Wharton Rail-Trail (part of Patriots' Path)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 0.5 miles
    Surface: Asphalt

    A short rail trail with two covered bridges occupying a portion of the former Mount Hope Mineral Railroad right-of-way in Wharton, NJ. In the future this trail will be linked with the Rockaway Township segment of the Patriots' Path.
  • Wood Duck Nature Trail (Wallkill River NWR)

    Rail-Trail

    State: NJ
    Length: 1.5 miles
    Surface: Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

    The Wood Duck Nature Trail, appropriately named for the secretive duck, was made possible through the hard work and dedication of refuge volunteers. This beautiful trail now extends about 1.5 miles on a former railroad bed ending at the Wallkill ...
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