Johnson Trolley Line Trail

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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," through this corridor from around 1901 until 1940. The fare was only 10ยข. The Johnson Trolley Line Trail occupies a portion of right-of-way abandoned by the former trolley company.

North Section: This section runs 1 mile through a tree-lined neighborhood, between Gordon Avenue and Denow Road. Just south of Gordon Road, you can access another trail to Village Park (to the northwest) or the Lawrenceville School path (southeast).

South Section: This section is just under 1 mile and follows a portion of Johnson Avenue from Shababunk Creet to I-95. A newly constructed section from Eggert's Crossing Road to I-95 now includes a bridge over Five Mile Run.

Parking and Trail Access

North Section: Park in the village of Lawrenceville or in the nearby Village Park along Yeger Drive.

South Section: Park along Johnson Avenue. Contact Lawrence Township for additional information


FYI This Trail Actually Goes Into Ewing Twp

   August, 2016 by njtrailuser94

I believe it is time for the Ewing Township portion of this trail to be officially included on TrailLink, as recently Ewing has finally been able to make improvements and repairs on the segment between the Shabakunk Creek and the Whitehead Road Extension. more

Charming Neighborhood Trail

   May, 2015 by rervin

We love utilizing the former trolley line trail for walks and easy bikerides through neighborhoods, woodlands and over streams. Best time is when we use the trail to access the July 4th fireworks ddisplays at Rider University. It's a night ride on inky more


   November, 2013 by georgia.tino

I've grown up by this trail all my life and just recently I found there was another part to it. I biked to the other side which is extremely dangerous due to the fact that the only way there is a highway bridge with a small sidewalk. I also received rude more