Toms River, NJ Birding Trails and Maps

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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

Beach Channel Drive Greenway

1 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Ben Franklin Bridge

1.3 mi
State: NJ, PA
Concrete

Berlin Road Sidepath

0.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Bristol Spurline Park

2.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Buena Borough Bike Path

1.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Calhoun Street Bridge

0.3 mi
State: NJ, PA
Concrete

Cooper River Park

4.2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

D&L Trail

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

Delaware River Trail

2.1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Brick

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

72.8 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway

3.4 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Flatbush Avenue Greenway

1.4 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Frankford Creek Greenway

1.2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk

2.7 mi
State: NY
Boardwalk

Freedom Trail Bikeway

2.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Dirt

Green Brook Multi-Use Trail

0.25 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Gurney Street Trail

0.13 mi
State: PA
Asphalt
Accordion

Henry Hudson Trail

22.5 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Gravel, Sand

Historic Smithville Park Trails

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

Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

1.5 mi
State: NJ
Concrete

John N. Balis Bikeway

0.5 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Johnson Trolley Line Trail

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

K&T Trail

1.1 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Kingston Branch Loop Trail

1.75 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Kinkora Rail Trail

2.15 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Lawrence Hopewell Trail

19.2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Lenape Trail (Plainsboro)

2.1 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Manasquan Reservoir Trail

4.8 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Merchantville Bike Path

1.05 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Middlesex Greenway

3.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Monroe Township Bike Path

6.3 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

New Springville Greenway

3.3 mi
State: NY
Asphalt

Ocean Parkway Trail

4.8 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Parkside Trail (Camden Greenways)

0.25 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Pemberton Rail-Trail

1.6 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone

Pennypack Trail

16 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Cinder

Perth Amboy Harbor Walk

0.7 mi
State: NJ
Concrete

Poquessing Creek Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Port Richmond Trail

2.2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Route 18 Bike Path

1.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Route 52 Bridge Trail

2.4 mi
State: NJ
Concrete

Sandy Hook Multi-Use Pathway

8.7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Shore Parkway Greenway Trail

13 mi
State: NY
Asphalt, Concrete

Staten Island Greenbelt Multi-Purpose Trail

2.6 mi
State: NY
Crushed Stone

Stockton Station Park Rail Trail

0.36 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Tacony Creek Trail

3.2 mi
State: PA
Asphalt

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Walkway

1 mi
State: NJ, PA
Concrete

Trolley Line Trail (NJ)

2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Tyler State Park Trails

10.8 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Gravel

Union Transportation Trail

9.3 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone

United States Avenue Trail

2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Walnut Bank Farm Trail

1.5 mi
State: PA
Asphalt, Concrete
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
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
The historical Ben Franklin Bridge, opened in 1926, offers expansive city skyline views and is itself a stunning structure. The iconic suspension bridge once included two streetcar tracks in addition...
NJ, PA 1.3 mi Concrete
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
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
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 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
Camden's Cooper River Park is found on both the north and south shores of Cooper River Lake. The urban park is open daily from dawn to dusk and offers a paved loop path for bikers and pedestrians, as...
NJ 4.2 mi Asphalt
Note: This developing route is not yet fully contiguous; please refer to the interactive maps on the websites in the Related Content section.  The D&L Trail runs for more than 140 miles through...
PA 142.2 mi Asphalt, Ballast, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel
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
Spanning more than 70 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. A...
NJ 72.8 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt
Prepare to be whisked into the past when you take the Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway. The paved trail follows a short-line railroad corridor from the coastal city of Manasquan to a village at Allaire...
NJ 3.4 mi Asphalt
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. The two trails are part of the...
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
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
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
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
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
Accordion
The tree-lined 22.5-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 State...
NJ 22.5 mi Asphalt, Gravel, Sand
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 Hudson River Waterfront Walkway is a 1.5 mile walkway along the bank of the Hudson River in Jersey City. The walkway offers stunning views of Manhattan as well as access to a number of ferries and...
NJ 1.5 mi Concrete
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 Johnson Trolley Line has two sections, north and south, which are split by Interstate 95; there is talk of building an overpass to link the two segments. The Trenton-Princeton Traction Company ran...
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 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 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
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
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 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
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
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 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 Parkside Trail is one segment of the larger Camden Greenways network, a proposed system of trails currently under construction. When complete, the greenway will follow portions of the Delaware...
NJ 0.25 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 Pennypack Trail travels through wooded parks in Philadelphia and Montgomery Counties along Pennypack Creek, which derives its name from a local American Indian term for a slow-moving creek....
PA 16 mi Asphalt, Cinder
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
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 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
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
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
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
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 Sandy Hook Multi-Use Pathway travels 8.7 miles alongside the picturesque beaches and historical monuments of the Sandy Hook peninsula. The pathway begins in the Gateway National Recreation Area...
NJ 8.7 mi Asphalt
The two diverse sections of the Shore Parkway Greenway Trail blend urban and scenic, offering views of sights ranging from the Statue of Liberty to wildlife refuges. Following the Belt/Shore Parkway,...
NY 13 mi Asphalt, Concrete
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
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
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
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
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
Named after Dr. Ulysses Simpson Wiggins, a prominent doctor in Camden in the early 1900s, the Ulysses Wiggins Waterfront Park Promenade extends for 1.2 miles from the Ben Franklin Bridge to the...
NJ 1.2 mi Brick
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
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
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

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Henry Hudson Trail

Awful! Go anywhere else.

September, 2020 by nwdb5kqunt

I rode the northern section of this trail on my gravel bike - from Matawan towards Atlantic Highlands - as the end piece of a 66 mile Monmouth County tour this past Saturday.

It was the worst part of the ride, by far and away, and I am including in that the section of NJ 34 I had to traverse.

There are 30, count 'em, 30 road crossings in 10 miles. Each of which requires a full stop, unclip, dismount. Parents with young children beware, the crossings are almost all at very busy roads requiring extreme caution as NJ drivers are loathe to stop for pedestrians.

There are approximately two "interesting" view moments, the rest is residential backyards and a lovely look at IFF's superfund site in Union Beach. The asphalt trail surface has been heaved by tree roots for more or less the entire length resulting in wonderful undercarriage smashing speed bumps.

Avoid this trail - at least the "northern" section - and look elsewhere. I can heartily recommend Sandy Hook and the Bayshore trails as wonderful alternatives in the same area.

D&L Trail

JIm Thorpe to Northamton

September, 2020 by dnnyedy

The section from Jim Thorpe to Weissport was probably the most scenic as you were riding along side the old canal but also the roughest.From there down to Cementon was very pleasant riding even though there were a few steep grades. A lot of nice history on the trail. I was a bit dissapointed in the Cementon trail head. I guess I expected more than just a packing lot. I am looking forward to riding farther south once the gaps are closed.

New Springville Greenway

Many varieties. Through woods, paved paths. Convenient if you need to pick up something from any of the hundreds of stores around

September, 2020 by garygroovy

Many varieties. Through woods, paved paths. Convenient if you need to pick up something from any of the hundreds of stores around

Accordion

D&L Trail

whitehaven to Jim Thorpe

September, 2020 by mristine1

Exquisite ride. Bring the whole family. Excellent packed gravel trail. We went north to south so really no uphill grades makes it sweet for the little ones. So much to see. Wildlife, history, waterfalls, trains, you really can’t beat it.

Sandy Hook Multi-Use Pathway

not recommended for bikers

September, 2020 by eddyzhd

There is nothing interesting to explore here IMO. Btw there is no shade so it’s extremely hot in summers.

Monroe Township Bike Path

Pleasant ride!

September, 2020 by valbic59

This path was a nice surprise. Wide, flat, well paved path in a wooded area. All shade. If you’re looking for an adventure or challenge, this path is not for you. But it’s a great way to spend an hour or two getting a moderate workout in a beautiful natural setting.

Tyler State Park Trails

Beautiful Park-Not for bicycles

September, 2020 by emmiegirl

Great park and would recommend for walking but not conducive to bikes.

New Springville Greenway

Good ride

September, 2020 by peterv328

This is a nice ride as it takes you thru some wooded areas then you drive along Richmond Ave for a good part. You can continue along a very narrow path on Arthur Kill Rd to get into Bloomfield park and continue your ride in there as well.

Union Transportation Trail

Nice Trail

September, 2020 by bdiggins4750

It is a long trail but enjoyable ride I would recommend it to any one.

Delaware River Trail

Delaware rarity in Canal

September, 2020 by connietubertini

I’m not impressed with this trail very disappointing no bike signage regarding which way to go on the trail. Really needs to be maintained trees in the middle of the trail, trash and then some incidents the trail was so narrow the trees were overgrown in pathway. No one was there, and now I understand why this would be a trail I would not recommend to anyone.

Pennypack Trail

At the Top of Our List!

September, 2020 by rncarini

There are two very pleasant 5-mile walks (2.5 miles out, then back) on this trail, between Rockledge and Byeberry Road. Park at the midway point at the intersection of Terwood and Welsh Roads in Huntingdon Valley. Nice lot. If your GPS needs an address, use 798 Welsh Road, Huntingdon Valley, PA 19006 as your destination for the parking lot.

For Walk 1, do the 5-mile walk from the above parking lot towards Rockledge (in the southerly direction). Wide path, lots of shade, surefooted, many great views of Pennypack Creek, along with a few railroad artifacts. Can do a side detour through the gorgeous Lorimer Park, as well.

For Walk 2, park in the same lot mentioned above, and walk northerly, through Bryn Athyn, ending at the current trail end point of Byeberry Road. Another very nice walk, with lots of creek views, a few bridges, an interesting placard that describes "Death Gulch". Cool little story about the "milk train" at the Bryn Athyn station along the path.

There is also parking at Byeberry Road (near Masons Mill Park) and at Lorimer Park, just outside of Rockledge.

Both stretches of this trail are bikable with road tires, on white and black well-packed cinders, with virtually no potholes. Super condition!

You will not be disappointed.

Pemberton Rail-Trail

Pemberton Rail Trail

August, 2020 by laurapoethke

This is a great local option. We walked the triangle (south branch-north branch-Hanover St). Great for youngsters on foot or bicycle.

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