The Blackwood Railroad Trail is a paved, 2.67-mile-long bicycle/pedestrian path in Blackwood, Gloucester Township. The bikeway is constructed on an abandoned railroad right-of-way and connects neighborhoods with schools and recreational facilities. One of the trail's highlights is the restored railroad caboose adjacent to the right-of-way near West Church Street.
The trail begins at Brown and East Atlantic avenues, where there is limited space to park cars. The Blackwood Railroad Trail passes through a wooded area before going under New Jersey Route 42, also know as the North-South Freeway. After crossing Clementon Avenue, the trail enters the woods again.
Once out of the woods, Washington Avenue is on the right and a ball field and play lot are on the left. Now running parallel to West Railroad Avenue, the trail passes a large athletic complex with three baseball fields. The trail continues past residential neighborhoods before crossing Elaine Avenue and ending at Main Street by Grenloch Lake.
Parking and Trail Access
From New Jersey Route 42, North/South Freeway, exit at New Jersey Route 168/Black Horse Pike. Proceed north on the Black Horse Pike/Route 168 to the first left turn, which is Brown Avenue. At the intersection of Brown and East Atlantic avenues look for the trailhead on the left.
Not Bad, could be better.
The pavement is in good shape for cycling, but there is a lot of trash and broken glass.
Great Find in the Neighborhood
I read the most recent review before I ventured out to ride the trail and had set my expectations lower than usual based on that write up. What I found however was nothing like the previous writer mentioned. The township may have had people out there ...
one of the worst
Nice local trail, but the trash and lack of maintenance on the whole trial is unbelievable! You have to avoid the tree branches that are broken on the ground and the ones hanging from the trees! The whole trail is littered with trash, bottles, cans and ...