West Milford Trails and Maps

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Explore the best rated trails in West Milford, NJ, whether you're looking for an easy walking trail or a bike trail like the Walkway Over The Hudson and Marcus J. Molinaro Northside Line . With more than 112 trails covering 794 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

Timberdoodle Trail

No Bicycles

June, 2024 by flywithme_tl

Ride this trail in May 2024 quite nice a few bumpy areas however when you cross the road it goes to partial pavement nice trail only to get near the end and someone stopped me and said I was not allowed to bike their so I turned around . If anyone could shed more light on why I would appreciate feedback , otherwise nice trail would have liked to take further .

Wood Duck Nature Trail (Wallkill River NWR)

not a bad ride

June, 2024 by flywithme_tl

If your biking it is a little bumpy and a short distant trail .

Paulinskill Valley Trail

love this trail

June, 2024 by flywithme_tl

I did this trail in May after heavy rain and some me areas need attention but the things you see were worth the small problem areas such as water / mud . Not many places to go to and get food that I seen . Overall worth the ride very cool old steel bridge , streams and rivers .

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Sussex Branch Trail

plenty of resources

June, 2024 by flywithme_tl

Great trail very picturesque plenty of eateries along the way , deli by 206 you can detour a bit into Kittantinny park take a nice ride through and come out by Andover airport & lake Andover watch the planes . Also some eateries in Andover overall nice ride but in May they were doing some work on a portion that is near Andover .

Great Valley Trail

Nice trail

June, 2024 by flywithme_tl

Nice short run trail views of bridges , water go under an overpass cool graffiti and at the end in Branchville plenty of eateries within a few tenths of a mile .

Heritage Trail (NY)

Heritage trail

June, 2024 by flywithme_tl

A must ride stopped in Middletown for a bite to eat .

Putnam Trailway

meh

June, 2024 by vbergerg_tl

Finally reached it from the North County trail way and was both surprised and disappointed. Some nice spots but mostly odd hills and backend of towns. Expected it to be much nicer. Now I’m trying to figure out the road connections in Brewster to get to the better reviewed Maybrook.

Columbia Trail

beautiful!!!

June, 2024 by ayeletbrenner

We loved it!

Great Valley Trail

Rough but pretty

June, 2024 by mick22

This scenic trail is woodsy and off the beaten path. A road bike won't cut it, but if you've got a hybrid or mountain bike and don't mind a rough ride, it can be fun. Bug repellant is a good idea in the warmer months.

If you're doing the Great Valley/Paulinskill/Sussex Branch loop, the Augusta Road parking lot is a good place to start because it's at a low elevation. You can start out making the uphill slog over Great Valley's rough terrain, then once you connect with Paulinskill the going gets easier (and the pesky bugs disappear!).

If you're doing the loop in this counter-clockwise direction, it can be hard to find the connection between Great Valley and Paulinskill. Note that Great Valley doesn't end at Plotts Road as shown in the Traillink map - you need to continue on a bit further until the trail meets Junction Road. Then cross the road diagonally and you should be able to find the entrance to the Paulinskill trail. See the map I posted in the photos section - it shows the mileage for each of the three legs.

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

Loop from Frenchtown, NJ to New Hope, PA and back

May, 2024 by lmktlm64

Rode the approx. 33 mile loop the day after Memorial Day. We've had so much rain that the usual hard pack was a bit soft, especially on the PA return side. From Frenchtown to Lambertville, it is 90+ percent shade and is very smooth and easy until you get close to Lambertville. Had a nice lunch in New Hope at Triumph Brewery. Coming north back to Frenchtown posed some obstacles as we were forced off the tow path and had to ride the very narrow River Road twice because of small bridge repairs being done. Being a midweek day, the traffic wasn't so bad but I wouldn't try this on a weekend. The tow path side isn't as smooth and is much more open to the sun than the Jersey side and can be narrow and in various states of condition and surface material. Still was a beautiful day to be out and would do again. Short time on country road to get back to the Frenchtown bridge. Lots of parking in Frenchtown in the next to the bridge.

Old Putnam Trail

Short ride through Van Cortlandt Park.

May, 2024 by steve.schwinn

Road this fully paved trail, known as the Putnam Greenway in Van Cortlandt Park, in connection with the South County Trailway as an out-and-back starting from the Tarrytown Lakes Park Parking Lot on Neperan Road (1 mile connector trail to the junction of the North and South County Trailways). About a 35 mile round-trip. Trail is in very good shape but a bit narrow considering it’s busy with runners and walkers, especially on weekends. Be sure to check out the very impressive Grand Central Stones along the way.
Part of the Empire State Trail.

South County Trailway

Great trail with seamless trail connections at both ends!

May, 2024 by steve.schwinn

Road this fully paved trail in connection with the Old Putnam Trail (also known as the Putnam Greenway) as an out-and-back from the Tarrytown Lakes Park Parking Lot on Neperan Road (1 mile connector trail to the junction of the North and South County Trails) to the south end of Van Cortlandt Park. About a 35 mile round-trip. Trail is in very good shape with only a few root heaves. Note that the Old Putnam Trail is significantly narrower and busy with runners and walkers, especially on weekends.

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