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Explore the best rated trails in Pleasantville, NJ, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Elephant Swamp Trail and Pleasantville to Somers Point Bike Path . With more than 37 trails covering 119 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.
I biked 2 miles South (Corson Tavern Road) from the Thousand Trails Lake and Shore campground (Oceanview) to the northern most trailhead and continued on to the Cape May Point Lighthouse State Park. What a great 24 mile ride! Very little interaction with cars. 100% paved (recent). This trail interacts with Middle Township and Cold Spring trail. Worth looking for...it was a bit tricky to find the trail heads. There was limited parking at a few of the trailheads. No restrooms on trail but I did see a few convenience stores along the way and also a city park (Railroad Avenue Park) closer to Cape May that had a bike station, drinking fountain and portable toilet.
This was just completed in the last couple of years. A bit narrower than what I like to jog on, but this part goes all the way to the county line. The trees are set far back, which means this is in the sun most of the day. Would recommend going out early or late in the day. Have to cross a couple of roads with light traffic, and then Rt 83. Connects to the trail in Middle Township at the county line.
We ride this trail a few times a year. Its very straight, smooth and mostly flat. Just a few very slight inclines. From Rt. 47 you ride a good distance before there are any road crossings. After that there are a few but only one or two that have a lot of traffic. Most of the trail goes through mature woodlands that give a lot of shade. My only complaint is that there don't seem to be any public bathrooms on the trail or at the trailheads. Otherwise, this is an easy, pretty trail.
We started at the south end in Barnegat. We bikes the first 7 miles. There is a lot of opportunities between mile maker 2.5 and 3.5 to eat, drink, restroom.
Note that bikes, scooters and skates are not allowed on the Seawall. Walking trail only.
Parked at Working Dog Winery about a mile and a half from the north end trail head. Used my road bike which worked fairly well for the 20 miles round trip. Just be careful on turns if you are using a narrow tire. The crushed stone can make it a bit slippery. Trail is about 50/50 sun and shade with only one major road crossing which is quite nice. A great option for central jersey riders.
We started at the parking lot at Sharon Station Rd and Herbert Rd. It's a large parking lot near the "8 mile" point. We started about 3:30pm and went south past the UTT parking lot at Millstream Rd. The trail continues about half mile past the parking lot. My bike computer indicated 9 miles at that end. Turned around and returned to the SS/H Rd parking lot for an 18 mile ride. There was more shade than we expected! Very pleasant ride except for several spots along the trail where the "ground" gravel has accumulated into areas that make for very soft spots (similar to riding through sand). We have mountain bikes/tires so we were fine. But those with thinner tires should try to avoid those soft areas.
We saw several people riding, running and walking. But it wasn'tWe too busy! There are several access points and several of them have porta potties. Other than Route 539, the roads you have to cross over were not busy. We'd definitely recommend this trail!
This is a great trail for rehab or getting back in condition even on warm days well paved shady and breezy morning or evening
The section of the trail under Route 42 is closed for construction until mid-2024 The highway bridges will be replaced with fill. A box culvert will carry the trail underneath.
Also, Gloucester Township may be getting ready to extend the trail northward to the Blackwood border. The project was put out to bid early this year but no word on when construction will start.
Nice well maintained, shady and pleasant to ride… after a nice you have something wonderful to eat at the Lake House.
Nice ride on a Thursday night. There is street parking at the bridge end of trail. We parked in Victors pub parking loy, did our ride, then grabbed cocktails. Summer months will be very busy on weekends so suggest a weekday ride.
Rode from Sun retreats cape may wildwood. Rode to the Cape May zoo (free to get in, nice break and has food), nice flat ride, not crowded, not a lot of scenery about 20 miles round trip. However a lack of trees for some shade, so I recommend an early morning ride or early evening ride, mid day is very hot. Also, would be nice for some benches along the way. Ride it every time I am down here. Overall I would recommend.
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