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Explore the best rated trails in Tenafly, NJ, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Norwalk River Valley Trail and Ridgefield Rail Trail . With more than 104 trails covering 713 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

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!!!!!!

William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail

One of the best trails on the Empire State Trail system

April, 2024 by robert.richter89

I rode the entirety of the Steinhaus Trail starting at Hopewell Junction and riding over the Walkway over the Hudson. On a very windy early April Sunday the trail was lightly used and everyone was very polite and practiced great trail etiquette including very attentive drivers at road intersections.

The trail itself is fairly wide, is well marked with mile markers counting up or down from Hopewell Junction depending on which way you are going and is in immaculate shape. I don't even recall a single bump, pothole or crack on the asphalt. The scenery is a mix of light residential, some commercial, a nice lake near Hopewell Junction and a good amount of tree cover.

I appreciate how easy it was to connect to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail via the Walkway over the Hudson which added to my ride.

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

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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.

Columbia Trail

Columbia Trail

November, 2023 by thejake91739

On an especially brisk, early morning weekday in late October, I had the pleasure of riding my bike on this beautiful trail. There were plenty of walkers and joggers for the first couple of miles, and then me on my bike.

I started at the High Bridge trailhead. The gravel trail made me wish I had my old mountain bike, but after awhile you get used to it and realize your bike isn't going to fall apart. My hybrid did just fine. Just beyond Califon the trail became hard packed dirt and allowed for a smoother, faster ride. Due to time constraints I only went eleven miles out and then back, so I didn't get to discover what the last four or five miles are like.

The Raritan River views are absolutely amazing, and the fall colors dazzling! The sounds of the river and the chirping birds are an additional joy. After Califon the terrain is more suited to land occupied by charming homes and farmland, but there is still plenty of woodlands and river. If I hadn't stopped so many times to take photos and video, I probably could have done the full thirty mile round trip.

After a couple of hours and eleven miles I turned back. It was then that I started passing many, many bicyclists. I think they preferred the warmer temps of late morning to avoid the frozen fingers I had to endure. In fact, I was surprised at how many cars were in the High Bridge parking lot with their bike racks and many, like this Californian, with out of state plates which attests to this trail's fame and popularity. I'm just speculating, but this trail must be super busy on weekends.

What a gem of a trail! A+

William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail

William R. Steinhaus Dutchess Rail Trail

November, 2023 by thejake91739

After starting in New Paltz on the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and then crossing the Walkway Over The Hudson, I continued on to the Dutchess Rail Trail. I only went a few miles before turning around and heading back to New Paltz for a 21 mile ride.

The portion I rode is for the most part heavily forested, so if you like colorful trees in the fall or shade in the summer you'll love this. The trail is easy to ride, in amazing condition, and on a weekday morning in mid October lightly used. I especially appreciated the use of wood fencing in many spots which was the perfect architectural touch for this trail. Another highlight was Morgan Lake with its lovely swans and colorful trees reflecting upon the water.

I wish I would have had the time to venture further into the beautiful rural areas, but time was of the essence. I guess I have a reason to return and do the full length next time!

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