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Battery Bikeway

0.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Berkshire Valley Management Area Trail

2.1 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder

Boulevard Trolley Line Path

2.5 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Concrete

Bristol Spurline Park

2.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Bronx River Greenway

24.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel

Columbia Trail

15 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

D&L Trail

144.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

73.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway

3.4 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Elizabeth River Trail

2.3 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk

2.7 mi
State: NY
Boardwalk

Frick's Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Great Valley Trail

4.3 mi
State: NJ
Dirt, Grass

Historic Smithville Park Trails

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

Hudson River Greenway

12.9 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

21.6 mi
State: NJ
Concrete

Hutchinson River Greenway

2.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Ironton Rail-Trail

9.2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt
Accordion

Jordan Creek Greenway Trail

3.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete

Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail

4.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Karl Stirner Arts Trail

2.4 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Kinkora Rail Trail

2.15 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Lake Iliff Trail

1.1 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone

Lawrence Hopewell Trail

19.2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Lenape Trail (Plainsboro)

2.1 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Liberty Bell Trail

0.5 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Lincoln Drive Trail

1.6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Little Lehigh Parkway Path

3.1 mi
State: PA
Cinder, Grass

Manasquan Reservoir Trail

4.8 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Manayunk Bridge Trail

0.4 mi
State: PA
Concrete

Merchantville Bike Path

1.05 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Middlesex Greenway

3.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Neshaminy Creek Greenway

0.6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

New Springville Greenway

3.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Newtown Rail Trail

2.55 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Old Erie Path

3 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Gravel

Pemberton Rail-Trail

1.6 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone

Pencoyd Trail

1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Pennypack Trail

16.8 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Crushed Stone

Perkiomen Trail

20.6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Plainfield Township Recreation Trail

6.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Ballast, Grass, Gravel

Poquessing Creek Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Power Line Trail (PA)

5.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail

1 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Roosevelt Island Greenway

3.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Saddle River County Park Bike Path

7.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Sandy Hook Multi-Use Pathway

8.7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Saucon Rail Trail

6.9 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Sawmill Bike Path (NJ)

1.1 mi
State: NJ
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Schuylkill River Trail

82.4 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

South Bethlehem Greenway

1.9 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

South County Trailway

14.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Stockton Station Park Rail Trail

0.36 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Sussex Branch Trail

21.2 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Tacony Creek Trail

3.2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Walkway

1 mi
State: NJ, PA
Concrete

Tallman Mountain State Park Bike Path

2.1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt

The High Line

1.6 mi
State: NY
Concrete

Timberdoodle Trail

2.3 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Traction Line Recreation Trail

2.7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Trolley Line Trail (NJ)

2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Tyler State Park Trails

10.8 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Gravel

Unami Creek Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Union Transportation Trail

9.3 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone

Upper Bucks Rail Trail

3.2 mi
State: PA
Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Vanderbilt Motor Parkway

3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Warrington Township Multi-Use Trail

2.8 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Dirt

West Essex Trail

3.3 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Gravel

West Hudson Park Path

2.2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Wissahickon Valley Park Trail System

8.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel

202 Parkway Trail

8.7 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Barnegat Branch Trail

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

Barrel Run Trail

1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Baxter Trail

1.8 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Bedminster Hike and Bikeway

6.53 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Capoolong Creek Wildlife Management Area

3.7 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Chalfont Parks Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Chestnut Street Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Delaware River Trail

2.1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Brick

Forks Township Recreation Trail

2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Dirt

Henry Hudson Trail

22.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Gravel

John Kieran Nature Trail

1 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Gravel, Woodchips

Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail

31.3 mi
State: PA
Gravel

Kingston Branch Loop Trail

1.75 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Lake Galena Hike & Bike Trail

6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Landsdown Trail

1.8 mi
State: NJ
Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Liberty Bell Trail (Coopersburg)

1 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone

Loantaka Brook Reservation Trail

7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Morris Canal Greenway

4.1 mi
State: NJ
Dirt, Grass

Mosholu-Pelham Greenway

10.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Nor-Bath Trail

5.9 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Ogden Mine Railroad Path

2.7 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

26.5 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Old Putnam Trail

1.5 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Patriots' Path

35 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Paulinskill Valley Trail

27.1 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Randall's Island Park Trails

8.75 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Randolph Trails

16 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone

Route 18 Bike Path

1.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Shore Parkway Greenway

13 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Skippack Trail

3.3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Staten Island Greenbelt Multi-Purpose Trail

2.6 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Tatamy Trail

6.6 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Taylor SteelWorkers Historical Greenway

7 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Thompson Park Trails

5.4 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Boardwalk

Wood Duck Nature Trail (Wallkill River NWR)

1.5 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Bushkill Township Trail

2 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Cross County Trail

3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

East River Greenway

9.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Freedom Trail Bikeway

2.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Dirt

Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area

3 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt

Johnson Trolley Line Trail

3.3 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

K&T Trail

1.1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Lindenfield Parkway Trail

1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

MLK Drive Trail

4.3 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Monocacy Way

2.5 mi
State: PA
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Oxford Bikeway

0.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Pequest Wildlife Management Area Trail

4.2 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel

Port Richmond Trail

2.2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Ramsey Bike Path

1 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Stockertown Rail Trail

1.1 mi
State: PA
Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Walnut Bank Farm Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Concrete

Zacharias Creek Trail

1.96 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

Fort Washington Park Greenway

1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Karamac Trail

1.5 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Dirt

Ocean Parkway Trail

4.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Calhoun Street Bridge

0.3 mi
State: NJ, PA
Concrete

Beach Channel Drive Greenway

1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Black River County Park Trail

2.3 mi
State: NJ
Dirt

Cresheim Trail

2.6 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Grass

Doylestown Bike and Hike Trails

13.8 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Eastern Parkway Trail

2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Flatbush Avenue Greenway

1.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Frankford Creek Greenway

1.2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Green Brook Multi-Use Trail

0.25 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Gurney Street Trail

0.13 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Harlem River Greenway

2.2 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Laurelton Greenway

0.6 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Lehigh and Hudson Rail Trail

2.3 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Liberty Loop Trail

2.5 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Lincoln Park West Nature Trail

1.7 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Moran Trail

0.5 mi
State: PA
Dirt, Woodchips

NYS&W Bicycle & Pedestrian Path

2.5 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Perth Amboy Harbor Walk

0.7 mi
State: NJ
Concrete

Peters Brook Greenway

3.99 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Concrete

Quarry Trail

0.1 mi
State: NY
Dirt, Grass

Rahway Valley Rail Trail

0.25 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Rancocas Creek Greenway Trail

4.32 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Roselle Park Bike Path

0.5 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

West Morris Greenway

5 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Gravel
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The Battery Bikeway is a only a half a mile long but it is an important link in the Manhattan Waterfront Greenway system, connecting the East River Greenway with the Hudson River Greenway to form a...
NY 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Berkshire Valley Management Area Trail passes through hardwood forests and affords views of the valley below to the right. Equestrians must have a NJ Wildlife Permit, which is available from NJ...
NJ 2.1 mi Ballast, Cinder
This 2.1-mile long paved path runs directly adjacent to (about 30-40 feet off of) the Boulevard in Mountain Lakes, NJ, and follows the exact route of a former trolley line operated by the Morris...
NJ 2.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Since it opened as a railroad spur in the 1800s, this pretty trail has always been about connections. In 1834 the Philadelphia and Trenton Railroad launched the spur to carry goods from Bristol,...
PA 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Bronx River travels from the mouth of the East River north to the Kensico Dam, providing views of the natural history of the area. Because the trail is under development, there are several gaps...
NY 24.8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Gravel
Overview The Columbia Trail has the distinction of being named for a natural gas pipeline that runs beneath the 15 miles of the trail that spans rural northern New Jersey. The crushed-stone trail...
NJ 15 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
Overview The D&L Trail runs for more than 140 miles through Eastern Pennsylvania, from just north of Philadelphia to Mountain Top in the Poconos Region. It follows historical canal and railroad...
PA 144.7 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Overview Spanning 73.6 miles, the Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail is the longest completed multiuse trail in the state and is described by many as the crown jewel of New Jersey trails....
NJ 73.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Overview    The Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway, also known as the Edgar Felix Bike Path, is a mostly straight and secluded paved pathway between the coastal New Jersey town of Manasaquan, and Allaire...
NJ 3.4 mi Asphalt
The idea of a greenway along the Elizabeth River was actually put forward in 1912 by the famous Olmsted Architectural Firm. However, continuous flooding made building a trail on the riverbank all but...
NJ 2.3 mi Asphalt
The Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk follows Staten Island's eastern shore from Miller Field -- a recreational area for sports, picnicking and bird watching -- to Fort Wadsworth. Highlights of the...
NY 2.7 mi Boardwalk
Not to be confused with the well-known Frick Park across the state in Pittsburgh, the 1.5-mile Frick's Trail is among the newest link in a system of multi-use trails being developed in the suburbs...
PA 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Great Valley Trail, built on the former Lehigh & New England Railroad, offers an unpaved, natural experience through quiet woodlands between the townships of Hampton and Frankford. Although...
NJ 4.3 mi Dirt, Grass
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
Overview The Hudson River Greenway (HRG) is one of the most popular places to ride, walk, and jog in New York City.  The greenway is separated from traffic and runs through a series of parks along...
NY 12.9 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway cruises along the Hudson river waterfront with spectacular views of the neighboring New York City skyline for nearly 22 miles. Made up of a series of boardwalks,...
NJ 21.6 mi Concrete
The Hunters Crossing and Brayton Garden trails form a paved, multi-use greenway that extends 2.7 miles from the Country Square Shopping Center in Quakertown to Dovecote Drive immediately south of...
PA 2.7 mi Asphalt
The Hutchinson River Greenway offers a convenient alternative to the Hutchinson River Parkway, which it closely follows. Although adjacent to the busy thoroughfare, trees have been planted along the...
NY 2.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Ironton Rail Trail connects nearly a dozen parks and two dozen historical sites in east-central Lehigh County. The rail-trail comprises a 5-mile loop around Coplay and Hokendauqua on the Lehigh...
PA 9.2 mi Asphalt
Overview Joe Michaels Mile closely follows the Cross Island Parkway thoroughfare through northeastern Queens for 3.2 miles. About the Route The northernmost point along the trail leaves off...
NY 3.2 mi Asphalt
Accordion
The Jordan Creek Greenway Trail is a planned 14-mile trail with the dual purposes of protecting the health of the creek and its ecosystem, and connecting communities within the Lehigh Valley. When...
PA 3.5 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete
You might expect a 4-mile rail-trail that passes through three downtowns to be excessively urban, but the quaint town centers on the Joseph B. Clarke Rail Trail are compact and surrounded by...
NY 4.1 mi Asphalt
The trail winds along the Bushkill Creek connects the old Simon Silk Mill on 13th Street to Third Street at the base of the stone stairs leading up to Lafayette College. The trail is paved and though...
PA 2.4 mi Asphalt
The Kinkora Rail Trail will one day span 13 miles between Mansfield and Springfield Township. In 2014, Springfield Township completed a small segment of the rail-trail that connects with the...
NJ 2.15 mi Asphalt
This is the first phase of the proposed Lehigh & Hudson River Rail Trail. The second phase will connect Hillside Park to Kittatinny Valley State Park. It is hoped that there will be an eventual...
NJ 1.1 mi Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone
The Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT) offers more than 19 miles of pathway on a developing loop through public and private land in Lawrence and Hopewell Townships, about 5 miles north of Trenton. The...
NJ 19.2 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Lenape Trail is an paved multiuse pathway stretching two miles end-to-end. The winding trail sits on the tree-covered bank of Plainsboro pond, home to geese, swans and other waterfowl. Residents...
NJ 2.1 mi Asphalt
Currently just a half-mile long community trail in the borough of Hatfield, much greater plans are in store for the multi-use Liberty Bell Trail. Plans call for the trail to follow the route of the...
PA 0.5 mi Crushed Stone
Running along the western edge of Wissahickon Creek, the Lincoln Drive Trail winds through Wissahickon Valley Park and offers a pleasant route sheltered by trees with views of the water. The 1.6-mile...
PA 1.6 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
The Little Lehigh Parkway Path is a jewel in Allentown's park system. The greenway consists of soft-surface trails tracking either bank of Little Lehigh Creek for three miles. Trees line nearly the...
PA 3.1 mi Cinder, Grass
The Manasquan Reservoir Trail is located in the Howell Township and provides a great natural destination in the heart of the town. The trail forms a perimeter loop around the 770 acre reservoir...
NJ 4.8 mi Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
The Manayunk Bridge Trail opened in late 2015 to great fanfare, and for good reason: the trail, which crosses the Schuylkill River, Schuylkill Expressway (Interstate 76), and active train tracks,...
PA 0.4 mi Concrete
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
It’s hard to believe that a noisy locomotive once ran through here, given that stillness is a defining characteristic of the Middlesex Greenway. Even when people pour onto the trail from the adjacent...
NJ 3.6 mi Asphalt
Although the Neshaminy Creek Greenway is only about a half mile long, big things are in its future. One day, the greenway could span as much as 33 miles, reaching the Delaware River. Currently, the...
PA 0.6 mi Asphalt
The New Springville Greenway stretches just over 3 miles, primarily paralleling Richmond Avenue on New York's Staten Island. A highlight of the paved pathway is its proximity to Freshkills Park, a...
NY 3.3 mi Asphalt
The Newtown Rail Trail will one day stretch from the Fox Chase neighborhood of northeast Philadelphia to Newtown Borough, connecting Bucks and Montgomery Counties by trail. Along the way, the...
PA 2.55 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
The Old Erie Path reveals spectacular views of the Hudson River Valley as the rail-trail rolls along cliffs that border the river’s western shore. Although fairly short, it joins two other...
NY 3 mi Dirt, Gravel
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
As of late 2017, approximately 1 mile of the Pencoyd Trail has been completed. The paved, multi-use trail begins at Main Street and an on-street segment of the Schuylkill River Trail next to the UA...
PA 1 mi Asphalt
Overview     The Pennypack Trail travels through wooded parks on the outskirts of Philadelphia, following the wooded banks of Pennypack Creek to its mouth where it joins the expansive Delaware...
PA 16.8 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Cinder, Crushed Stone
Closure Notice: Northern portions of the trail are closed due to flooding. Stay up to date on this closure by visiting the Montgomery County page.  Overview The Perkiomen Trail spans 20.6 miles...
PA 20.6 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
You’ve heard of the Steel Belt and the Sun Belt. The 6.7-mile Plainfield Township Recreation Trail passes through an area known as the Slate Belt. The quantity and quality of local slate made this...
PA 6.7 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Grass, Gravel
With the 32-acre Poquessing Valley Park and the 500 acres of parkland of the Benjamin Rush State Park, it’s easy to feel like far Northeast Philly is fortunate when it comes to green space. But the...
PA 1.5 mi Asphalt
Overview The paved Power Line Trail carries users between residential neighborhoods, parks, schools, and other destinations in Horsham Township. The 5.5-mile utility easement trail also heads north...
PA 5.5 mi Asphalt
The Raymond G. Esposito Memorial Trail travels from one end of the village of South Nyack to the other in 1 mile but greatly expands its reach by connecting with the Old Erie Path and a new shared-use...
NY 1 mi Crushed Stone
Roosevelt Island Greenway, a little-known gem in the Big Apple, was named after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1973. To reach this scenic pathway, board New York City’s only aerial tram,...
NY 3.8 mi Asphalt
Overview    The Saddle River County Park Bike Path winds alongside its namesake river through moderately dense suburban areas, with surroundings that vary between wooded and open. The trail...
NJ 7.6 mi Asphalt
Overview  The Sandy Hook Multi-Use Pathway travels 8.7 miles alongside the picturesque beaches and historical monuments of the Sandy Hook peninsula, at the northern tip of the Jersey Shore. Located...
NJ 8.7 mi Asphalt
Saucon Rail Trail connects four communities: Hellertown, Lower Saucon Township, Upper Saucon Township, and Coopersburg. The trail has a slight 1% grade traveling from north to south and is easy for a...
PA 6.9 mi Crushed Stone
Also known as the Sawmill Trail and the Sawmill Bicycle Trail, this mostly crushed stone path winds through the woods in the Township of Brick. From its southern endpoint at 918 Burnt Tavern Road, it...
NJ 1.1 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Overview Once an important thoroughfare for commerce carried by canal barges and railroad cars in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Schuylkill River (pronounced skool-kl) corridor now accommodates...
PA 82.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The South Bethlehem Greenway is a linear park that follows a former Norfolk Southern rail line through the southern neighborhoods of Bethlehem. The paved pathway begins just north of Lehigh University...
PA 1.9 mi Asphalt
Overview   The South County Trailway rolls 14.4 miles through one of the most dense parts of greater New York City, though its backcountry route through pocket woodlots, parks, and golf courses and...
NY 14.4 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The short Stockton Station Rail-Trail runs through a city park in Camden between Westfield Avenue and Pleasant Street. The path follows an old railroad corridor, and the park itself was once the site...
NJ 0.36 mi Asphalt
Overview The Sussex Branch Trail is a 21.2-mile trail that runs between Branchville and Byram in northern New Jersey. Following a former railroad corridor, the surface of the unpaved trail is a mix...
NJ 21.2 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass
The Tacony Creek Trail offers a winding paved path along its namesake creek from Juniata Park to the East Oak Lane, Olney, and Lawncrest neighborhoods of Northeast Philadelphia. Situated entirely...
PA 3.2 mi Asphalt
Linking the communities of Palmyra, New Jersey and Tacony (a historic neighborhood within Philadelphia) is the over 3,600-foot-long Tacony-Palmyra Bridge. Built between 1928 and 1929 for about $4...
NJ, PA 1 mi Concrete
Tallman Mountain State Park Bike Path is partially paved and bisects the Tallman Mountain State Park. The route provides a motor-vehicle-free way for bicyclists using US Route 9W to connect with...
NY 2.1 mi Asphalt, Cinder, Dirt
The High Line trail runs 30 feet above the bustling Manhattan streets and sidewalks below, which for trail lovers makes it an attraction in the same league as the Statue of Liberty or the Empire State...
NY 1.6 mi Concrete
Overview The Timberdoodle Trail runs along a former railroad corridor through the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge for 2.3 miles. It is accessible at its northern end and at a trailhead...
NJ 2.3 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Running alongside a New Jersey Transit passenger line, the Traction Line Recreation Trail has been around since 1986, when Jersey Central Power & Light donated portions of the land to the Morris...
NJ 2.7 mi Asphalt
The Trolley Line Trail is a 2.5 mile paved pathway between Rabbit Hill Road and Penn Lyle Road in West Windsor. The trail is on the right of way of the former Fast Line electric trolley that connected...
NJ 2 mi Asphalt
Tyler State Park, located in Newtown, Pennsylvania, covers over 1,700 acres on the grounds of an old farm in a charming woodland setting. The park features a network of interconnected trails,...
PA 10.8 mi Asphalt, Gravel
Part of Milford Township's growing network of greenways, the Unami Creek Trail extends from a parking lot off Kumry Road, winding northeast behind developments, to Allentown Road. Another branch of...
PA 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Union Transportation Trail follows the path of the former Pemberton & Hightstown Railroad, which began operating in 1868. The original purpose of the railroad was to allow local farms and dairies...
NJ 9.3 mi Crushed Stone
The Upper Bucks Rail Trail opened in November of 2020, the culmination of more than a decade of work to turn the vision into a reality. The trail occupies the former Bethlehem branch of the...
PA 3.2 mi Boardwalk, Crushed Stone

This trail is the legacy of the first elevated roadway in the United States, constructed by William K. Vanderbilt in 1904. Vanderbilt created the parkway to get to his family’s estate in Long...

NY 3 mi Asphalt
The Warrington Township Multi-Use Trail spans nearly 3 miles on the west end of town. The trail is part of an effort to make the community more pedestrian-friendly, connecting major points of...
PA 2.8 mi Asphalt, Dirt
Overview The West Essex Trail runs for 3.3 miles through Cedar Grove, New Jersey along the former rail bed of the Caldwell Branch on the old Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. About the Route The...
NJ 3.3 mi Cinder, Gravel
The paved pathway running through West Hudson Park offers a scenic, tree-lined escape between Harrison and Kearny, NJ. The trail provides access to the park’s stocked lake, water park, athletic...
NJ 2.2 mi Asphalt
Overview Visitors to northwestern Philadelphia can acquaint themselves with the parks that surround Wissahickon Creek on a 8.5-mile system of multiuse trails. In the north, the Wissahickon Trail...
PA 8.5 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Gravel
Overview The 202 Parkway Trail connects three towns—Montgomery, Warrington, and Doylestown—on its 8.7-mile route paralleling the scenic byway.  About the Route The paved 12-foot-wide US 202...
PA 8.7 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
A little less than a mile long, the Barrel Run Trail is part of Milford Township's growing system of multi-use trails. The paved, asphalt trail begins at Woodview Drive, immediately west of...
PA 1 mi Asphalt
One of several multi-use paths that will eventually form a contiguous trail along Philadelphia's Delaware riverfront as well as a portion of the East Coast Greenway (as of 2022, the section of the...
PA 1.8 mi Asphalt
Overview The 6.53-mile eastern phase of the Bedminster Hike and Bikeway allows pedestrians and cyclists to safely traverse part of Bedminster Township by crossing over I-287 and US 206/202 via a...
NJ 6.53 mi Asphalt
This trail goes through the Black River Wildlife Management area along streambeds and forest. Equestrians must have a NJ Wildlife Permit, which is available from NJ DEP for a fee. The trail follows...
NJ 4 mi Ballast
This pleasant, flat rail-trail parallels Capoolong Creek through the Capoolong Creek Wildlife Management Area for nearly 4 miles. The surface is varied, so the trail is best suited for hiking or...
NJ 3.7 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Like many other municipalities in the densely populated suburbs surrounding Philadelphia, the borough of Chalfont, located in Bucks County, has constructed its own network of multi-use trails to...
PA 1.5 mi Asphalt
Part of the growing network of multi-use greenways crisscrossing Southeastern PA and beyond, the 1.5-mile Chestnut Street Trail links several neighborhoods in Hatfield Twp. with downtown Hatfield...
PA 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Delaware River Trail hugs the Philadelphia waterfront proving access to parks and recreational amenities. It's part of a larger effort called The Circuit, which will link 750 miles of trail...
PA 2.1 mi Asphalt, Brick
The Forks Township Recreation Trail follows the an old right-of-way of the former Lehigh & New England Railroad. Starting at the trail's midpoint behind the Riverview Country Club in Easton, you'll...
PA 2 mi Asphalt, Dirt
Overview The tree-lined 22.6-mile Henry Hudson Trail is the definition of scenic variety. Traversing both urban and natural environments, the route passes wetlands, streams, fields, and the Garden...
NJ 22.6 mi Asphalt, Gravel
The John Kieran Nature Trail is a short loop that borders Van Cortlandt Lake and its associated wetlands. It is a wonderful site for bird-watching. The trail also passes several sites of significance...
NY 1 mi Dirt, Gravel, Woodchips
Please note: With a surface of large-sized gravel, the trail is not recommended for road bikes nor mountain bikes with no suspension.  The Joseph M. McDade Recreational Trail runs nearly the length...
PA 31.3 mi Gravel
The Kingston Branch Loop Trail is a trip up one side and down the other of the scenic tree-lined Delaware and Raritan Canal. The eastern half of the loop follows the bed of the Rocky Hill Railroad and...
NJ 1.75 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
The  Lake Galena Park Hike & Bike Trail (alternatively the Peace Valley Park Hike & Bike Trail) offers 6 miles of blacktop along the shores of Lake Galena, just north of Doylestown in eastern...
PA 6 mi Asphalt
The Landsdown Trail runs 1.8 miles between Lower Landsdown Road and W. Main in Clinton. The trail passes among open fields, woodlands and wetlands and provides access to the South Branch of the...
NJ 1.8 mi Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
Officials in Coopersburg, a small town in southern Lehigh County, have constructed a small rail trail along a segment of the old Liberty Bell trolley line that passes through the borough. The...
PA 1 mi Crushed Stone
The system of trails in Loantaka Brook Reservation are open to hikers, cyclists and equestrians, although the trails are marked as to which uses are permitted on each segment. Loantaka Brook...
NJ 7 mi Asphalt
In the early 1830s the Morris Canal opened across northern New Jersey, from Phillipsburg on the Delaware River to Newark, and later to Jersey City on the Hudson River. It provided a thoroughfare for...
NJ 4.1 mi Dirt, Grass
The Mosholu-Pelham Greenway connects several parks and recreational opportunities in New York City's north and central Bronx neighborhoods. A portion of the trail is also part of the growing East...
NY 10.3 mi Asphalt
In 2017 the borough of Northampton added a single mile of asphalt to the nearly 6-mile Nor-Bath Trail, effectively extending the use of the trail by more than 100 miles in eastern Pennsylvania by...
PA 5.9 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
This trail is located in the Mahlon Dickerson Reservation which is a unit of the Morris County Park Commission. The trail follows an abandoned railroad bed through hardwood forests, past ponds, swamps...
NJ 2.7 mi Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Overview The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail spans 26.5 miles across West Chester County, NY. It is often a singletrack dirt pathway that winds through communities and trees and provides an oasis of...
NY 26.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Overview The Old Putnam Trail runs through New York City's fourth-largest park which is home to the oldest municipal golf course in America, the Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx. Splayed over 1,146...
NY 1.5 mi Asphalt
The Palmer Township Recreation Trail (a.k.a. the Towpath Bike Trail) is a terrific community asset for Palmer and Bethlehem township residents and a great destination for visitors as well. Three modes...
PA 7.8 mi Asphalt
The Patriots' Path covers roughly 35 miles of terrain and is open to mountain biking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and hiking. The multi-use trails links parks, open space, recreational...
NJ 35 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Paulinskill Valley Trail follows a creek by the same name through a section of rural New Jersey with a strong German influence. In fact, the word kill is Dutch for “riverbed or stream channel.”...
NJ 27.1 mi Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Randall's Island Park Trails offer a series of interconnected paved loops on an island in the New York City borough of Manhattan. The park offers a quiet setting, especially enjoyed by runners, with...
NY 8.75 mi Asphalt
The Randolph Trail system covers 16 miles of pathways through five parks, the Clyde Potts Reservoir watershed and 2,000 acres of pristine open space. The trails link schools and neighborhoods and also...
NJ 16 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone
Traveling north-south through Wall Township is the Route 18 Bike Path. The northern terminus is the Municipal Compex, which houses the County Library, the Municipal Court and the Police HQ, as well as...
NJ 1.9 mi Asphalt
Over 5 miles in length when all branch paths are counted, the Sellersville/Perkasie & East Rockland Twp. Bicycle & Walking Path System is a ribbon of asphalt that links several parks, open space...
PA 5.5 mi Asphalt
Overview The two diverse sections of the Shore Parkway Greenway blend urban and scenic, offering views of sights ranging from the Statue of Liberty to wildlife refuges. The entire route follows the...
NY 13 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Skippack Trail traverses a township of the same name in eastern Pennsylvania, about 40 miles northwest of Philadelphia. Its western end connects to the Perkiomen Trail, a 19-mile north-south route...
PA 3.3 mi Asphalt
At 2.6 miles, the Staten Island Greenbelt Multi-Purpose Trail offers a nice jaunt for joggers, walkers, and cyclists alike. The crushed-stone path is 6-feet wide and runs from Rockland Avenue to...
NY 2.6 mi Crushed Stone
Tatamy Trail begins in West Easton and heads north to Tatamy Borough, primarily along a former railroad corridor. On its southern end, it meets the Palmer Township Recreation Trail, which connects the...
PA 6.6 mi Asphalt
DESCRIPTION: The Created by Union Forge Heritage Association in 2007,Taylor SteelWorkers Historical Greenway is a 7 mile trail that winds its way through High Bridge criss-crossing a number of...
NJ 7 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
With fields, woodlands, trails, a playground, an arts center, and a lake, Thompson Park offers a multitude of outdoor activities. Established in 1968 with Geraldine Thompson's donation of the horse...
NJ 5.4 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk
A short rail trail with two covered bridges occupying a portion of the former Mount Hope Mineral Railroad right-of-way in Wharton, NJ. In the future this trail will be linked with the Rockaway...
NJ 0.5 mi Asphalt
The Wood Duck Nature Trail, appropriately named for the secretive duck, was made possible through the hard work and dedication of refuge volunteers. This beautiful trail now extends about 1.5 miles on...
NJ 1.5 mi Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
Bushkill Township Trail is a rail-trail occupying what was the right-of-way of the Slate Belt Electric Trolley. The official trailhead is on Moorestown Road; a gravel lot with a burgundy sign marks...
PA 2 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Cross County Trail runs for 3 miles between the Schuylkill River Trail in Conshohocken and the village of Plymouth Meeting. The trail links suburban shopping with neighborhoods and mostly...
PA 3 mi Asphalt
New York City's East River Greenway offers views of the East River, Queens, Brooklyn, and the iconic bridges that connect these boroughs to Manhattan. The paved pathway traces the waterfront on one...
NY 9.4 mi Asphalt
Freedom Trail Bikeway will eventually be a 10-mile route linking parks and open spaces throughout South Brunswick Township in northern New Jersey. The trail follows a former rail line through...
NJ 2.6 mi Asphalt, Dirt
This trail is in an area rich in geological history. Zinc and Iron Ores were transported along this branch from mines in the area that operated for over 200 years. The trail is scenic with a slight...
NJ 3 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt
The Johnson Trolley Line has two sections, north and south, which are split by Interstate 95. The Trenton-Princeton Traction Company ran the old trolley, known as the "Fast Line," through this...
NJ 3.3 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The K&T Trail, also known as the Kensington & Tacony Trail for the former railroad line on which is runs, spans a mile along the Delaware River in Philadelphia. Beginning at the Frankford Arsenal Boat...
PA 1.1 mi Asphalt
The mile-long Lindenfield Parkway Trail is part of Chalfont's burgeoning trail network. It extends down the grassy median of the street for which it is named from Main Street to Micheal Lane, then...
PA 1 mi Asphalt
Philadelphia's MLK Drive Trail offers a paved 4-mile route along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive that's popular for both transportation and recreation. The trail begins near the Philadelphia Art Museum...
PA 4.3 mi Asphalt
The pleasant Monocacy Way takes walkers and cyclists on an adventure through the fascinating history of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The trail kicks off at Monocacy Creek Park, where you can see the a...
PA 2.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Oxford Bikeway is a .9 mile long pave trail constructed on an abandoned railroad right-of-way. The trail can be accessed at three points. To the north the trail ends at Pequest Road, however there...
NJ 0.9 mi Asphalt
This trail is much better suited to walking than to biking. It provides excellent access to the Pequest River which is stocked with trout. Not all of the bridges across the river have been decked and...
NJ 4.2 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Gravel
Although less than 2 miles, the Port Richmond Trail—a key component of the North Delaware River Greenway—provides an important connection between northeast Philadelphia and the Delaware River. It's...
PA 2.2 mi Asphalt
The Ramsey Bike Path is a recreational path built on the former Paterson to Suffern trolley line right-of-way. The path extends along a north-south route from one end of Ramsey to the other....
NJ 1 mi Asphalt
Even before the a trail was developed, the residents of Stockertown were enthusiastically walking along the former railroad corridor that cut through the borough. Now, 1.1 miles of packed cinder...
PA 1.1 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass
Named for a development just outside Quakertown, the 1.5-mile Walnut Bank Farm Trail links the borough with nearby Veterans Park and will form a link in the greenway that will eventually link...
PA 1.5 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Located in Worcester Township, the Zacharias Creek Trail is a an easy walk or ride along water, through riparian woods and across green fields. The trail begins on Green Hill road (where there is a...
PA 1.96 mi Asphalt, Boardwalk, Crushed Stone
The Fort Washington Park Greenway brings residents and visitors to Washington Heights right up to the edge of the Hudson. The mile-long trail begins near the pier at the end of Dyckman Street and...
NY 1 mi Asphalt
The Karamac Trail is a short walking trail that starts under the Interstate 80 bridge on the New Jersey side of the Delaware River. The trail follows an old railroad right-of-way; there is a railroad...
NJ 1.5 mi Cinder, Dirt
The Ocean Parkway Trail closely follows its eponymous thoroughfare nearly 5 miles through several Brooklyn neighborhoods, ending only a block from the popular Coney Island boardwalk. Those traveling...
NY 4.8 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Calhoun Street Bridge spans 1,274 feet across the Delaware River, connecting Trenton, New Jersey, on its east bank with Morrisville, Pennsylvania, on its west bank. Built in 1884, the intricate...
NJ, PA 0.3 mi Concrete
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
Although just a mile long, the Beach Channel Drive Greenway in Queens offers expansive views of Jamaica Bay and the beautiful Marine Parkway Bridge as it traces the border of Jacob Riis Park. On the...
NY 1 mi Asphalt
In the mid 1800s Chester, New Jersey, was the home of the iron ore industry; railroads shipped the ore all over the county. With the end of the industry, however, the rail lines were abandoned, turned...
NJ 2.3 mi Dirt
Overview The Cresheim Trail is a 2.6-mile natural surface trail in northwest Philadelphia.  About the Route Meandering through Wissahickon Valley Park, the wooded trail makes several loops...
PA 2.6 mi Dirt, Grass
The Doylestown Bike and Hike Trails system provides a convenient car-free network of paved pathways to get around this eastern Pennsylvania community, about 30 miles north of Philadelphia. With more...
PA 13.8 mi Asphalt
The Eastern Parkway Trail is a 2-mile route along a tree-lined boulevard in Brooklyn's Crown Heights neighborhood. The path begins at Prospect Park, which houses some of Brooklyn's most popular...
NY 2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
Brooklyn's Flatbush Avenue Greenway parallels its namesake roadway for just over a mile from Marine Parkway Bridge to a connection with the Shore Parkway Greenway Trail to the north and Beach Channel...
NY 1.4 mi Asphalt
The Frankford Creek Greenway, which opened in 2018, offers a 1.2-mile paved pathway, running from Aramingo Avenue and Wheatsheaf Lane to Delaware Avenue and Lewis Street. At its southern end, it...
PA 1.2 mi Asphalt
When complete the Green Brook Multi-Use Trail will meander for 7 miles through the communities of Plainfield and North Plainfield, New Jersey. The trail will connect major regional trails and parks as...
NJ 0.25 mi Asphalt
The Gurney Street Trail currently extends for just one block in the Fairhill Neighborhood of Philadelphia. However, the trail, which will continue to North American Street, is the culmination of a...
PA 0.13 mi Asphalt
The Harlem River Greenway runs north-south along the Harlem River on the East Side of Upper Manhattan. The northern terminus is Dyckman Street and Harlem River Drive. Going west on Dyckman allows...
NY 2.2 mi Asphalt, Concrete
The Laurelton Greenway is a short but well-maintained multiuse path connecting the neighborhoods of Jamaica and Rosedale in southern Queens, NY. The two-lane paved trail starts in Jamaica, and travels...
NY 0.6 mi Asphalt
Overview The Lehigh and Hudson Rail Trail is 2.3 miles long with a gravel surface. Following a former rail corridor, the trail runs through woods and fields.  About the Route The northern end...
NJ 2.3 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
Overview Located in the Wallkill River National Wildlife Refuge, the Liberty Loop Trail is 2.5 miles long with a surface of gravel, grass, dirt, and crushed stone. Some portions may have raised...
NJ 2.5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
This restored wetlands trail meanders through Lincoln Park West on the shore of the Hackensack River. Split into east and west by the highway (US 1 & 9), Lincoln Park is one of Hudson County's largest...
NJ 1.7 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
Like the nearby Zecharias Creek and Limerick trails, the half-mile long Moran Trail is one of several shorter, municipality-based local paths in the north Philadelphia suburbs that are not part of the...
PA 0.5 mi Dirt, Woodchips
Overview The NYS&W Bicycle and Pedestrian Path is a 2.5-mile rail-trail that runs through areas of residential, commercial and industrial development in Pequannock.  In addition to providing...
NJ 2.5 mi Asphalt
The Perth Amboy Harbor Walk offers scenic views of the Raritan Bay and Raritan River as it hugs the shoreline of the City of Perth Amboy, founded in 1683 and home to one of the nation's oldest ports....
NJ 0.7 mi Concrete
Peters Brook Greenway forms a nearly complete circle around Somerville, NJ. It traverses alongside its namesake Peter's Brook for a portion of the route and then later follows the Raritan River for a...
NJ 3.99 mi Asphalt, Concrete
This paved, multi-use trail begins at the intersection of Constitution Ave. and Spruce Street, across from the entrance to Lenape Park. The trail extends east along Spruce Street, briefly winding into...
PA 0.7 mi Asphalt
The Quarry Trail is currently a 600-foot long unimproved strip of land along what is known as Quarry Road in the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. The trail links Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic...
NY 0.1 mi Dirt, Grass
The Rahway Valley Rail Trail is a project headed by Union Count Connects (UCC) and aims to stretch between Summit and Cranford, NJ. As of now, a 0.25 mile section is open in Summit. This distinct...
NJ 0.25 mi Asphalt
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
This bike-ped path in Roselle Park, Union County. The bike path is nestled at the bottom of the railroad embankment carrying New Jersey Transit's Raritan Valley Line. Stretching between Galloping Hill...
NJ 0.5 mi Asphalt
The West Morris Greenway is envisioned as a 25-mile rail-trail, whose route would make use of three former railroad corridors: the Chester Branch of the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western; the Mount...
NJ 5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel

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 .

Accordion

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 .

Power Line Trail (PA)

Horsham Powerline Trail Preview P1

June, 2024 by mrsdhord

June 3, 2024
HORSHAM POWERLINE TRAIL PREVIEW PART 1
Check out the Horsham Powerline Trail Preview Part 1. I started at the Jarrett Park parking lot, ran towards Norristown Rd, made a U-turn. I headed on the path back past Jarrett Park, up the hill, and made a right before the path gets to Babylon Rd on the section that heads towards the library. At the dead end, I made a right to head back up the alternative path from the library parking lot to Jarrett Park. Great time always while using the trail here. See my video of the run on youtube: https://youtu.be/yHqGfeiBuJo?si=9b0ayOoBU36DMM3q

Ironton Rail-Trail

Outdoor Museum

June, 2024 by jmcginnis12@gmail.com

Over the years, I've noticed that rail trails exist on a continuum when it comes to preserving the history of the earlier rail lines that they replaced. On one end are lines where the original RR infrastructure was dismantled or repurposed long ago and the only traces left are the greenway's name and a couple interpretive signs or kiosks, while on the other are trails that go all out highlighting the corridor's past with RR-themed signage, artwork and memorabilia, including restored rail cars and/or engines, old buildings, rock cuts, bridges and other historical sites.
Located in the north Allentown suburbs, the 9.2 mile long Ironton Rail Trail clearly falls on the latter end of this spectrum. As the description for the asphalt trail indicates, it was built along the route of the Ironton RR, a short line that initially hauled iron ore from local mines to the Lehigh River. After the iron ran out in the late 19th century, these mines were repurposed as limestone quarries and several cement manufacturing mills and kilns sprang up along the line, which extended from Ironton east along Coplay Creek to a point just outside Stiles. From here, the line split in two and looped around the towns of Stiles, Coplay and Hokendauqua, connecting to other railroads along the Lehigh riverfront. Cement production peaked in the early 20th century and the area entered a gradual decline, with the last mill ceasing to manufacture it by 1975. The RR was acquired by Conrail and taken out of service in 1983 and the tracks were pulled up 7 years later, in 1990.
Today, the Ironton Rail Trail follows this lasso-shaped route. The highlight of the 4 mile long western "Spur" of the trail is the crumbling ruins of several of the old concrete mills, now being reclaimed by nature and creating a beautiful, yet eerie landscape that gives the impression of a post-apocalyptic, lost civilization being found in the woods. Located about halfway along the Spur in Egypt, The Troxell-Steckel House & Farm Museum, meanwhile, gives trail users the opportunity to glimpse an earlier era of local history by preserving the house, barn and springhouse of one of the first Pennsylvania Dutch farms built in the area. Trees line most of the route of the trail, providing cool shade in the warmer months of the year, while the Whitehall Parkway serves as both a nature preserve and has its own small network of trails encircling the ruins of another mill complex.
Moving further east, the Spur of the trail passes beneath Route 145 and links to the 5 mile Loop portion at a junction just north of Stiles. As its name indicates, this portion forms a circular greenbelt around the suburbs of Stiles, Coplay and Hokendauqua. Highlights on the Loop include the historic cement kilns at Saylor Park, believed to be the last of their kind that are still standing, the remains of the Thomas Iron Works along the Lehigh River, the Beiry Yard, an old RR yard now converted to an open space area and the Tate Meadows preserve. Several homeowners have also used their proximity to the Loop to beautify their yards with small gardens and ornate fences and gates (stay on the trail and do not go on private property), further enhancing the scenery and an abandoned RR trestle that crosses the Lehigh River may eventually link the trail to the D&L and Nor-Bath trails in Northampton, Catasauqua and North Catasauqua. Numerous examples of RR memorabilia along the trail include a small engine and maintenance handcar at the western terminus of the Spur in the North Whitehall Rec. Area, an old passenger car in the Whitehall Parkway and a caboose in Coplay, a phone booth used by RR maintenance workers and foundations of an old water tower, blacksmith shop and section house. Several old RR sidings, with the rails still intact, also attest to the corridor's industrial heritage.
Numerous kiosks and interpretive signage extensively detail the history of the numerous sights along the trail and more info can be found on the Ironton Rail Trail website. There are also numerous benches along the route, three larger pavilions and numerous smaller ones. Anyone who loves rail trails and history should check out this gem of a suburban greenway.

D&L Trail

Charles F

June, 2024 by feinauer

Started our ride from the Freemansburg parking area and rode west to Bethlehem. The lack of maintenance was evident along this portion and remnants of the canal were deplorable with tons of trash and homeless camps. On our return trip to Easton we encountered the worse section of this trail between Freemansburg and the Rt. 33 boat ramp access. Multiple pot holes ,huge roots and where trees have been uprooted leaving the trail inches wide and 5 foot deep holes. Hope improvements are in the works.

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.

D&L Trail

D&L - Lehigh Gorge Section.

May, 2024 by wrogers1

We made our annual pilgrimage to the Lehigh Gorge section of the D&L trail. As usual we had a wonderful ride. Rode 48 miles round trip from Jim Thorpe to White Haven and back. Waterfalls were flowing and rapids were high, providing for some of the best scenery PA has to offer.

To add to the excitement, we saw a large rattlesnake crossing the trail. It had to be at least two feet long. Quite an exciting afternoon.

On a practical side, the White Haven renovations are complete with some of the best bathroom facilities I have seen on a trail anywhere.

Dinner on the porch of Molly McGuire’s in Jim Thorpe capped off the day.

So glad we decided to keep of the tradition of an annual visit.

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