Ocean City, NJ Birding Trails and Maps

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Length
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Atlantic County Bikeway

7.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Barnegat Branch Trail

11.7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Berlin Road Sidepath

0.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Buena Borough Bike Path

1.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop

3.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Cold Spring Bike Path

2.7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Corson's Inlet Rail Trail

0.33 mi
State: NJ
Gravel

Dennis Township Bike Path

2.4 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Elephant Swamp Trail

5 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Woodchips

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

8.7 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete

Gordons Pond Trail

3.2 mi
State: DE
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Historic Smithville Park Trails

3.9 mi
State: NJ
Boardwalk, Dirt, Gravel, Sand, Woodchips

John N. Balis Bikeway

0.5 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Junction & Breakwater Trail

8.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Maurice River Bikeway Trail

1.4 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Middle Township Bike Path

8.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Monroe Township Bike Path

6.3 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

North Wildwood Seawall Trail

0.8 mi
State: NJ
Concrete

Ocean City Bike Path

0.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt
Accordion

Park Road Shared-Use Path

1.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Pemberton Rail-Trail

1.6 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone

Pinelands Nature Trail

1.5 mi
State: DE
Sand

Port Norris Pathway

1 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone

Route 52 Bridge Trail

2.4 mi
State: NJ
Concrete

Salt Marsh Spur

1.2 mi
State: DE
Sand

Seaside Nature Trail

0.7 mi
State: DE
Sand

United States Avenue Trail

2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Walking Dunes Trail

2.6 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone

Wildwood Crest Bike Path

1 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Concrete

Woodbine Railroad Trail

3 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
If you’re looking for a change of luck on your gambling getaway to Atlantic City, try visiting the 7.6-mile Atlantic County Bikeway. The paved trail runs straight and flat as it offers a relaxing...
NJ 7.6 mi Asphalt
Eventually, the Barnegat Branch Trail will travel nearly 16 miles from Barnegat Township north to Toms River along a branch of the former Central Railroad of New Jersey. As of 2019, three disconnected...
NJ 11.7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Berlin Road Sidepath provides a pleasant, shaded paved trail for biking and walking in the community of Lindenwold. Stretching between Linden Avenue and Gibbsboro Road, the trail runs along the...
NJ 0.6 mi Asphalt
This bike path begins along Southwest Boulevard at Harding Highway (US 40). It continues alongside the boulevard, then crosses Central Avenue and slipping into Bruno Melini Memorial Park, Buena’s...
NJ 1.9 mi Asphalt
The Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop spans 3.3 paved miles through the scenic park. The loop offers various branches that lead off into the marshes with wide vistas of the Atlantic Ocean, as well as...
DE 3.3 mi Asphalt
The Jersey shore was a major vacation destination for residents of the Delaware Valley region throughout the early 20th century. From the 1890s to 1930s, two parallel railroad lines—the Atlantic City...
NJ 2.7 mi Asphalt
Corson's Inlet Rail-Trail begins at the parking lot off County 619 (by the bridge) in Corson's Inlet State Park and runs for a short distance across the upper dunes above the beach. There are plans to...
NJ 0.33 mi Gravel
The Dennis Township Bike Path can be found in Cape May County in South Jersey. The trail begins on Woodbine Boulevard, behind the South Seaville Fire Station and extends southward for 2.4 miles within...
NJ 2.4 mi Asphalt
TRAIL CLOSED: As a precaution to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the local managing authority has temporarily closed this trail to non-residents. As you walk along the Elephant Swamp Trail, it’s...
NJ 5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Woodchips
Phase 1 of the long-awaited Georgetown to Lewes Rail with Trail was officially opened to the public in October 2016. When completed, the trail will extend 17 miles west to Georgetown, making it the...
DE 8.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail, formerly known as the Blackwood Railroad Trail, is a paved bicycle/pedestrian path in Blackwood, Gloucester Township. The bikeway is constructed on an...
NJ 2.7 mi Asphalt
The Gordons Pond Trail is located in Cape Henlopen State Park, where it skirts the western side of Gordons Pond, a 900-acre salt water lagoon. The finely crushed gravel pathway winds through coastal...
DE 3.2 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
The village of Smithville, upon which the Historic Smithville Park (open 8 a.m.–30 minutes after sunset) sits, has a long and colorful past—and some important connections to the history of bicycles in...
NJ 3.9 mi Boardwalk, Dirt, Gravel, Sand, Woodchips
The John N. Balis Bikeway is a half-mile paved trail along a former rail corridor that now serves as an electrical transmission right of way in the suburban community of Runnemede. The southern end...
NJ 0.5 mi Asphalt
This beautiful, pine-studded rail-trail winds through Cape Henlopen State Park next to wetlands and farmland, offering a break from the nearby beaches and eclectic shopping areas. The trail runs from...
DE 8.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Maurice River Bikeway Trail provides access to shops, recreational parks, and riverside riding all in one. Starting behind the city hall, travelers will be just off the river on Ware Avenue in...
NJ 1.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Cape May’s 8.9-mile Middle Township Bike Path and 2.7-mile Cold Spring Bike Path were fully connected in summer 2017. Riders can begin their journey at US 9/Sandman Boulevard in Lower Township across...
NJ 8.9 mi Asphalt
The Monroe Township Bike Path carries visitors through the tranquil woodlands of the Glassboro Wildlife Management Area as it connects the southern New Jersey suburban towns of Glassboro and...
NJ 6.3 mi Asphalt
Along New Jersey's coast, a pathway atop a concrete sea wall provides a popular place for North Wildwood residents and visitors to enjoy ocean views. Beginning near 2nd Avenue and John F. Kennedy...
NJ 0.8 mi Concrete
Ocean City Bike Path offers a short, paved route through the center of Ocean City and allows visitors a glimpse into the history of this interesting seaside town. The trail parallels Haven Avenue...
NJ 0.9 mi Asphalt
Accordion
Located on the marshy northern outskirts of the coastal community of Lewes, the Park Road Shared-Use Path provides a nice stretch of paved trail for cyclists and pedestrians to aid in navigating the...
DE 1.3 mi Asphalt
Located about 25 miles east of Philadelphia, the Pemberton Rail-Trail is an excellent example of grassroots activism resulting in the creation of a community-based rail-trail. The Pemberton Rotary...
NJ 1.6 mi Crushed Stone
The Pinelands Nature Trail, Delaware's first National Recreation Trail, is a 1.5-mile loop that follows a gentle grade through pine forest and cranberry bogs on a loose sand surface. Old artillery...
DE 1.5 mi Sand
The Pleasantville to Somers Point Bike Path connects four cities along 8.2 miles of trail: Pleasantville, Northfield, Linwood, and Somers Point. The path travels through city centers, neighborhoods,...
NJ 8.2 mi Asphalt
This community trail begins at the intersection of Main and Pearl streets in the town of Port Norris, near the mouth of the Maurice River. It connects Port Norris with Bivalve. At one time the area...
NJ 1 mi Crushed Stone
The Route 52 Bridge Trail is an important connector between Cape May County and Atlantic County in New Jersey's growing trail network. On its southern end, the paved pathway begins in Ocean City,...
NJ 2.4 mi Concrete
The roughly 1-mile Salt Marsh Spur bisects the popular Walking Dunes Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park. The sand trail runs from the Biden Center, which offers meeting space and accommodations for...
DE 1.2 mi Sand
The Seaside Nature Trail in Cape Henlopen State Park takes visitors to the Seaside Nature Center around a nearly 1-mile rustic loop. A short stretch at the trail's northernmost point runs on a beach...
DE 0.7 mi Sand
The 1.5-mile Thomas F. Hampton Trail was named for a past executive director of the New Jersey Natural Lands Trust. Now an interpretive nature hike, the trail occupies the former rail bed of part of...
NJ 1.5 mi Sand
United States Avenue Trail, which is also know locally as the "Green Trail" travels through a primarily wooded landscape between Foster Avenue and Egg Harbor Road in Gibbsboro, New Jersey. At the...
NJ 2 mi Asphalt
True to its name, the Walking Dunes Trail offers a pleasant hike through the dunes of Cape Henlopen State Park—specifically the “walking dunes,” which slowly move across the park. Unlike some of the...
DE 2.6 mi Crushed Stone
The Wildwood Crest Bike Path is a one-mile bike path that runs along the beach from East Cresse Avenue to East Rambler Road.
NJ 1 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Woodbine Railroad Trail occupies the right-of-way of a former Pennsylvania and Reading Railroad line. The paved pathway traverses Woodbine as it parallels Dehirsch Avenue; a wide grassy median...
NJ 3 mi Asphalt

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Recent Trail Reviews

Barnegat Branch Trail

Electric mobility not allowed

June, 2021 by dqzjjqjzxj

FYI I was stopped along this trail by a ranger and was told no electric vehicles on the trail and was told to take the road. I’m always very very respectable to everyone I pass along the trails. This is very disappointing as I was using this trail to stay off the main road and wanted to go see the light house.

Pinelands Nature Trail

No dogs allowed

June, 2021 by kadesantis

The path is as described. Pine needle paths, flat, and a new raised walkway over some marshy areas was added in 2020. Dogs are not allowed. A nice shady walk for the most part.

Junction & Breakwater Trail

Great trail for families

May, 2021 by jenn.argabright

Flat, well-maintained with very little road biking. Other bikers are very friendly, and the views are beautiful.

Accordion

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

Riding the Lewes-Georgetown Trail

May, 2021 by contactdoug72

We rode the trail today with our Schnauzer behind in a pet carrier. The trail is in excellent condition and the massive trees and beautiful flowers and honeysuckle fragrances make it a tremendous experience. When finished it will definitely be a Rail Trail Hall of Fame nominee. Don’t miss doing this trail if you are visiting the quaint town of Lewes. The parking lot next to the Lewes library has beautifully clean restrooms and a fix-it station with a pump for minor repairs.

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

Riding the Lewes-Georgetown Trail

May, 2021 by contactdoug72

We rode the trail today with our Schnauzer behind in a pet carrier. The trail is in excellent condition and the massive trees and beautiful flowers and honeysuckle fragrances make it a tremendous experience. When finished it will definitely be a Rail Trail Hall of Fame nominee. Don’t miss doing this trail if you are visiting the quaint town of Lewes. The parking lot next to the Lewes library has beautifully clean restrooms and a fix-it station with a pump for minor repairs.

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

Great trail in the Lewes, DE area!

May, 2021 by steve.schwinn

Rode the entire trail yesterday as an out-and-back from Lewes. The trail is in perfect shape and is certainly popular based on the traffic of cyclists and walkers.
As noted in the description, at the northern end there is an easy connection to the Breakwater trail and "downtown" Lewes. The current endpoint is at busy Log Cabin Hill Road but there are multiple possible on-road loop routes back to Lewes.

Park Road Shared-Use Path

Easy access to Delaware Bay at Lewes

May, 2021 by steve.schwinn

Rode this trail today. Fine condition. Runs directly adjacent to the Park Road. As stated, no direct access to other trails but can provide loop options for riding in the Lewes area.

Georgetown-Lewes Trail

excellent trail

May, 2021 by danieljfrank4

This trail gets a lot of use

Gordons Pond Trail

awesome trail

May, 2021 by cj_dumont

This was a fantastic trail and a wonderful ride - and the end of the trail at the military park and museum and campground was wonderful - great surprise at the end of the trail. Not super busy and everyone was respectful in sharing the path between riders and walkers

Pemberton Rail-Trail

Nice flat wide trail. Good for walk, run or bike. We stayed to left at the fork and trail ended at an old train station. Wawa was next door in case your in need of a drink or restroom.

April, 2021 by yellahbird

Nice flat wide trail. Good for walk, run or bike. We stayed to left at the fork and trail ended at an old train station. Wawa was next door in case your in need of a drink or restroom.

Dennis Township Bike Path

Very nice trail

April, 2021 by gigi09morales

Took the family inline skating on this trail. Nicely paved. Some of the road crossings were a little rough on the younger members, but all did very well. Would recommend.

Atlantic County Bikeway

Nice Trail

April, 2021 by kyleheck2004

Overall it’s a nice trail, it’s a little short but is good for beginners.

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