Carteret Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in Carteret, NJ, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Timp-Torne Trail and D&L Trail . With more than 109 trails covering 840 miles you're bound to find a perfect trail for you. Click on any trail below to find trail descriptions, trail maps, photos, and reviews.

Recent Trail Reviews

D&L Trail

Narrow Gorge with Lovely Waterfalls

April, 2024 by aguttell

Truly a magical and wonderful place.

The wide crushed stone trail is nestled on a shelf between the Lehigh River and the vertical gorge wall of red/purple/brown shale and sandstone. The rushing river alternates between white water and calmer sections. North of Rockport, there are a number of remnants of the locks that were built with the local rock during the industrial revolution. The vertical gorge wall is exposed rock in many parts and covered with mountain laurel in others. The wider sections of the valley are forested with hemlock and hardwoods. Throughout the entire trail waterfalls and rushing streams cascade down the gorge wall and into the river. Even during the this rainy spring, the trail was puddle and mud free and in great condition from Glen Onoko to White Haven.

Thompson Park Trails

Moderately Sized Park

April, 2024 by z4g9gshqpr

Good for a light ride but better suited for runners and walkers. Excellent spot for children learning to bike.

Sussex Branch Trail

love this trail

April, 2024 by bc27b4z4qh

A week or two ago my husband and I went on this trail at the Lafayette end of the trail. We had a great time. Him pushing me in my wheelchair then I would get out and walk some. It was amazing!!!!!!

Accordion

South County Trailway

great walk

March, 2024 by n2fy7f6jsc

I work the trail on NYE great walk what I recommend some great walking running sneakers great views burned a lot of calories planning to do it again when Late Spring Summer arrives

John Kieran Nature Trail

wrong picture! Unpaved nature trail through urban forest

March, 2024 by vbergerg_tl

Perfectly nice for what and where it is. We walk it often and kids experience it as an exploration. But FYI the picture here has nothing to do with either this trail or Van Cortlandt Park. The picture is of the building and small water park in Tibbett’s Brook Park a couple of miles north.

Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area

Amazing 3 mile rugged old rail trail ¿,you need a MTN bike ¿ and there's a washout half way down ¿ but it's beautiful ¿

February, 2024 by petemcgill6969

Amazing 3 mile rugged old rail trail ¿,you need a MTN bike ¿ and there's a washout half way down ¿ but it's beautiful ¿

Loantaka Brook Reservation Trail

Nice but icy

February, 2024 by hrowan1029

We went to this trail, beginning right next to Seaton Hackney Stable, because we knew it had a paved path and we had a lot of snow. We didn't know the trail would be covered with ice and snow and after a very short walk we decided it would be wise to turn around before one of us fell. We intent to go back when the weather gets warmer because it's a beautiful park and trail.

Old Erie Path

Hidden Gem - caution in Sparkill

February, 2024 by jeffrey.r.schmoyer

Old Erie is a unique and lovely gravel path distinct from the Clarke and Esposito paved trails. Easy to miss but very worthwhile IF you have the right bike. Somewhat chunky gravel and a few ruts so recommend at least 38mm tires. In exchange for bumps you get forest, nice elevation changes, beautiful views of the river, and a direct path connect to both downtown Nyack (shops, eats) and the new Mario Cuomo bridge path. But VERY important: the start of trail in Sparkill is a very dangerous 5-way intersection with blind spots... DISMOUNT here, wait, listen, walk it across.

Shore Parkway Greenway

Shovel & Ropes needed

January, 2024 by garyemccusker

Total Mess Do not waste Your Time

Ocean Parkway Coastal Greenway

Nice and long bike path

December, 2023 by kzhang20000

During the summer, there are more than 2 stops along the way you can buy drinks and food.

27 mile total. On my way back, I was riding against the wind, so tired......

Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

It's not bad

December, 2023 by kzhang20000

It's not too long, but watch out for sharp turns and steep climb onto the cross over bridge.
Also there were junkies in the Allie pond park parking lot asking people for money.

D&L Trail

Bethlehem Section

November, 2023 by getbobk

Love this trail in the Bethlehem area. You can access downtown Bethlehem from the trail at Main Street. From there, it's about a 10 minute walk up where you can grab a bite to eat and some refreshments. Only downside last time we were there, saw dozens of people long-term "camping" along the trail east of Bethlehem. Probably not allowed but also does not seem to be disallowed. Just want to make people aware so they are not surprised by this while on the trail.

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