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Length
Surfaces
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Berlin Road Sidepath

0.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop

3.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete

Cold Spring Bike Path

2.7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Cooper River Trail

10.3 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

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

9.6 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

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

Isaac Branch Greenway Trail

3.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete

Junction & Breakwater Trail

8.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Merchantville Bike Path

1.05 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Middle Township Bike Path

13 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Monroe Township Bike Path

6.2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

North Wildwood Seawall Trail

0.8 mi
State: NJ
Concrete

Park Road Shared-Use Path

1.3 mi
State: DE
Asphalt

Pemberton Rail-Trail

1.6 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone

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
Accordion

United States Avenue Trail

2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Walking Dunes Trail

2.6 mi
State: DE
Crushed Stone

West Deptford Scenic Trail

1.7 mi
State: NJ
Dirt, Grass

Wildwood Crest Bike Path

1 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Concrete

Woodbine Railroad Trail

3 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Atlantic County Bikeway

7.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Barnegat Branch Trail

11.7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Buena Borough Bike Path

1.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Maurice River Bikeway Trail

1.4 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Ocean City Bike Path

0.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Seaside Nature Trail

0.7 mi
State: DE
Sand

Corson's Inlet Rail Trail

0.33 mi
State: NJ
Gravel

John N. Balis Bikeway

0.5 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Pinelands Nature Trail

1.5 mi
State: DE
Sand

Great Egg Harbor Multi-use Path

1.5 mi
State: NJ
Concrete

Hammonton Bike Path

0.25 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Newton Lake Trail

2.43 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Dirt

Rancocas Creek Greenway Trail

4.32 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
Cape Henlopen State Park, on Delaware’s Atlantic coastline, is one of the state’s must-see destinations. William Penn (founder of Pennsylvania) once owned much of the land that’s now the park, but in...
DE 3.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
Overview Camden's Cooper River Park is found on both the north and south shores of Cooper River Lake. The 10.3-mile park trail includes a 3.7-mile loop with several extensions and spurs. About...
NJ 10.3 mi Asphalt
The Dennis Township Bike Path can be found in Cape May County in South Jersey and is part of the Cape May County Trail Network. The trail begins on Woodbine Boulevard, behind the South Seaville Fire...
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
Overview    Currently open in segments, the Georgetown-Lewes Trail takes a its relatively flat route that runs through tree-lined countryside into the coastal town of Lewes before ending in an...
DE 9.6 mi Asphalt
Overview 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 for...
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
Part of an emerging network of trails in the Dover area called the St. Jones River Greenway, the Isaac Branch Greenway Trail offers over three miles of completed, paved trail, providing a mixture of...
DE 3.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Overview The Junction & Breakwater Trail follows a section of the former Penn Central railroad, connecting the Delaware beach towns of Rehoboth Beach and Lewes. Winding through 4.1 miles of Cape...
DE 8.3 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
The Merchantville Bike Path gently oscillates through Merchantville Borough, paralleling Chestnut Avenue. The paved 1-mile trail provides a pleasant route dotted with tall pines and leafy shade trees...
NJ 1.05 mi Asphalt
Cape May’s 13-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 13 mi Asphalt
Overview  The Monroe Township Bike Path runs for 6.2 miles between the suburban towns of Glassboro and Williamstown. The pathway is part of the Circuit Trails, an expansive regional trail network...
NJ 6.2 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
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
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
Accordion
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
For birders and other wildlife watchers, the short West Deptford Scenic Trail offers an opportunity for a remote and tranquil stroll through a beautiful natural area. Located within a 90-acre area of...
NJ 1.7 mi Dirt, Grass
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
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
Overview  Open in three segments, and still under development, the Barnegat Branch Trail runs for nearly 12 miles through sandy and pine-canopied forest and New Jersey neighborhoods — with...
NJ 11.7 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
This is a shared-use path that runs along the Garden State Parkway/ US Route 9 Bridge between Atlantic and Cape May counties. The northern trailhead is located in the City of Somers Point, along US 9,...
NJ 1.5 mi Concrete
The Hammonton Bike Path is being built on the former Philadelphia and Atlantic City mainline to Atlantic City, which started service in July of 1877. This railroad later became the Philadelphia...
NJ 0.25 mi Asphalt
Looping around Newton Lake, this trail winds through the park and is sheltered by trees. About 5 miles east of Philadelphia's city center, Newton Lake is situated along the borders between the borough...
NJ 2.43 mi Asphalt, Dirt
From Amico Island in Delran to Pennington Park in Delanco, the Rancocas Creek Greenway Trail is a multiuse paved trail that curves along Rancocas Creek. Although the trail passes through primarily...
NJ 4.32 mi Asphalt

Recent Trail Reviews

Seaside Nature Trail

Sandy Path Through The Coastal Forest

July, 2024 by jmcginnis12@gmail.com

Part of the Cape Henlopen State Park trail network, the Seaside Nature Trail branches off the Cape Henlopen State Park Bike Loop at the nature center and gives visitors the opportunity to explore the pine barrens, scrublands and a portion of beach on the Delaware Bay on the park's north side. Although the sandy surface of the trail is loose in some sections and poorly suited to cycling, it offers a peaceful and picturesque hiking experience. Highlights include the entrance to a World War II-era bunker, whose overgrown and decaying gate resembles a scene from a post-apocalyptic movie, the panoramic views along the Delaware Bay and the crab statues in front of the nature center. Trail users should also check out the nature center itself to learn more about the wildlife they may encounter and the state park's fishing pier and bait & tackle shop are just a short walk down the beach at Delaware Bay.

Barnegat Branch Trail

Bypass this section

July, 2024 by kulickk

I recommend taking Barnegat lake drive between Musket and South to avoid the section of the trail that is barely passable. The rest of the trail is really nice.

Elephant Swamp Trail

love this trail!!

June, 2024 by y576j8h5f8

I grew up on this trail and I highly recommend it!

Accordion

Woodbine Railroad Trail

Good trail to bike! Pretty flat paved trail. Not much foot or bike traffic. We biked on Memorial Day Weekend and we passed only three bikers.

May, 2024 by ltzmar8703

Good trail to bike! Pretty flat paved trail. Not much foot or bike traffic. We biked on Memorial Day Weekend and we passed only three bikers.

West Deptford Scenic Trail

great beginner trail

April, 2024 by mattf5164

Trail was really nice and there was a lot of shade. It was pretty cool to see different types of trees with descriptions. However the end of the trail was flooded and had to walk back.

Dennis Township Bike Path

24 miles from start to Cape May Point Lighthouse State Park

October, 2023 by tjfogelberg

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.

Dennis Township Bike Path

Nice narrow bike path

September, 2023 by joenad55

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.

Monroe Township Bike Path

Easy, shady ride for a hot day!

September, 2023 by xerna17

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.

Barnegat Branch 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.

August, 2023 by sheilahalf1007

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.

North Wildwood Seawall Trail

walking only

August, 2023 by 7d229h6b2k

Note that bikes, scooters and skates are not allowed on the Seawall. Walking trail only.

Monroe Township Bike Path

This is a great trail for rehab or getting back in condition even on warm days well paved shady and breezy morning or evening

July, 2023 by mwheatt.mw

This is a great trail for rehab or getting back in condition even on warm days well paved shady and breezy morning or evening

Gloucester Township Health and Fitness Trail (aka Blackwood Railroad Trail)

Trail at Route 42 Underpass Closed. New Extension May Be Coming Soon

July, 2023 by bcgp

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.

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