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Length
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Atlantic County Bikeway

7.5 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Barnegat Branch Trail

10.4 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Bayshore Trail (Henry Hudson Trail)

2 mi
State: NJ
Concrete, Sand

Bedminster Hike and Bikeway

2.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Ben Franklin Bridge

1.3 mi
State: NJ, PA
Concrete
Accordion

Berkshire Valley Management Area Trail

2.1 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder

Black River County Park Trail

2.3 mi
State: NJ
Dirt

Boulevard Trolley Line Path

2.5 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Concrete

Buena Borough Bike Path

1.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Calhoun Street Bridge

0.3 mi
State: NJ, PA
Concrete

Capoolong Creek Wildlife Management Area

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

Cold Spring Bike Path

2.7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Columbia Trail

15 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone

Cooper River Park

4.2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Corson's Inlet Rail Trail

0.33 mi
State: NJ
Gravel

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

69.5 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway

5.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Elephant Swamp Trail

5 mi
State: NJ
Gravel, Sand

Freedom Trail Bikeway

2.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Dirt

Great Valley Rail Trail

4.3 mi
State: NJ
Dirt, Grass

Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area

3 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt

Henry Hudson Trail

22 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Gravel, Sand

Historic Smithville Park Trails

4.4 mi
State: NJ
Dirt

Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

1.5 mi
State: NJ
Concrete

John N. Balis Bikeway

0.5 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Johnson Trolley Line Trail

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

Karamac Trail

1.5 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Dirt

Kingston Branch Loop Trail

1.75 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Kinkora Rail Trail

0.5 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Landsdown Trail

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

Lawrence Hopewell Trail

17.7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass

Loantaka Brook Reservation Trail

7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

Manasquan Reservoir Trail

4.8 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Maurice River Bikeway Trail

1.4 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Merchantville Bike Path

0.75 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Middle Township Bike Path

4.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Middlesex Greenway

3.5 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Monroe Township Bikeway

6.36 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Morris Canal

2 mi
State: NJ
Dirt, Grass

North Wildwood Seawall Trail

0.8 mi
State: NJ
Concrete

Ocean City Bike Path

0.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Ogden Mine Railroad Path

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

Oxford Bikeway

0.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Parkside Trail (Camden Greenways)

0.25 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Patriots' Path (NJ)

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

Paulinskill Valley Trail

27 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Pemberton Rail-Trail

1.6 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone

Pequest Wildlife Management Area Trail

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

Perth Amboy Harbor Walk

0.7 mi
State: NJ
Concrete

Port Norris Pathway

1 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone

Ramsey Bike Path

1 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Randolph Trails

16 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Concrete

Route 52 Bridge Trail

2.4 mi
State: NJ
Concrete

Sandy Hook Multi-Use Pathway

8.5 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Stockton Station Park Rail Trail

0.36 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Sussex Branch Trail

18 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel

Tacony-Palmyra Bridge Walkway

1 mi
State: NJ, PA
Concrete

Taylor SteelWorkers Historical Greenway

7 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Traction Line Recreation Trail

3.2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Trolley Line Trail (NJ)

2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Union Transportation Trail

6.7 mi
State: NJ
Gravel

United States Avenue Trail

2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

West Deptford Scenic Trail

1.7 mi
State: NJ
Dirt, Grass

West Essex Trail

2.84 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Gravel

West Hudson Park Path

2.2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Wildwood Crest Bike Path

1 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Concrete

Wood Duck Nature Trail (Wallkill River NWR)

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

Woodbine Railroad Trail

3 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
The 7.5-mile Atlantic County Bikeway offers a relaxing escape from the crush of traffic surrounding Atlantic City, the beachfront gaming and resort town. The trail is situated 9 miles west of Atlantic...
NJ 7.5 mi Asphalt
The Barnegat Branch Trail will eventually travel nearly 16 miles from Barnegat Township to Toms River on the abandoned Barnegat Branch Division of the Central Railroad of New Jersey. Currently, 3...
NJ 10.4 mi Asphalt, Crushed Stone
NOTE: The Bayshore Trail is currently open, however, storm damage has made trail conditions primitive with wet and muddy patches. Users should exercise caution and watch for construction vehicles in...
NJ 2 mi Concrete, Sand
The 2.8-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 series of three...
NJ 2.6 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 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
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
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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 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
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
This is a pleasant, flat trail that parallels the Capoolong Creek.
NJ 3.7 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders officially opened the Cold Spring Bike Path in Lower Township on December 4, 2002. The 2.7-mile bike path runs from Sandman Boulevard to Sally Marshall...
NJ 2.7 mi Asphalt
The Columbia Trail strings together forests, farms and parklands as it stretches 15 miles among the small towns of High Bridge, Califon, Long Valley and Washington. Most of the corridor parallels the...
NJ 15 mi Crushed Stone
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
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
Note: Periodically parts of the trail become impassable from floods and other damage. For updates on trail conditions, visit the Canal State Park website. The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park...
NJ 69.5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
The Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway packs enough history, scenery and activity in its 5.2 miles for an all-day adventure. Manasquan cyclist Edgar Felix lobbied his town to acquire a portion of the...
NJ 5.6 mi Asphalt
The Elephant Swamp Trail is built on top of the former railroad bed that once ran from Glassboro to Bridgeton, NJ. Elk Township maintains the easement through Elephant Swamp, and the trail passes...
NJ 5 mi Gravel, Sand
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
The Great Valley Rail Trail, built on the former Lehigh & New England Railroad, offers an unpaved, natural experience through quiet woodlands between the townships of Hampton and...
NJ 4.3 mi Dirt, Grass
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
NOTE: A section of trail from Popamora Point to the Atlantic Highlands Marina has been reopened after storm damage, but the trail is primitive in this section and there may be icy, wet, or muddy...
NJ 22 mi Asphalt, Gravel, Sand
Historic Smithville is listed on the National and New Jersey Registers of Historic Places. From its beginnings as a small mill town on the Rancocas Creek, Smithville became one of New Jersey's major...
NJ 4.4 mi Dirt
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 1.9 mi Asphalt, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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 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 0.5 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
Lawrence Hopewell Trail currently runs for 17 miles on public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell townships, about five miles north of Trenton. Trail planners hope to complete the trail, which...
NJ 17.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, Dirt, Grass
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, Dirt, 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 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
Straight as an arrow, the Merchantville Bike Path runs through Merchantville Borough, paralleling Chestnut Avenue. The paved 0.75-mile trail provides a pleasant route dotted with tall pines and leafy...
NJ 0.75 mi Asphalt
The Middle Township Bike Path runs for just shy of 5 miles, between Cape May County Park and the community of Whitesboro, following the former route of the Cape May Seashore Line. Along the way,...
NJ 4.9 mi Asphalt
The 3.5-mile Middlesex Greenway connects the towns of Edison, Metuchen, and Woodbridge in northeastern New Jersey. The paved pathway, which follows the route of the former Lehigh Valley Railroad...
NJ 3.5 mi Asphalt
The Monroe Township Bikeway is a 6.36-mile connection between the suburban communities of Glassboro and Williamstown. In Glassboro the trail passes through the dense forest of the Glassboro Fish and...
NJ 6.36 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 2 mi Dirt, Grass
Along New Jersey's coast, a pathway atop a concrete sea wall provides a popular place for North Wildwood residents and visitors to enjoy ocean views. Beginning near 2nd Avenue and John F. Kennedy...
NJ 0.8 mi Concrete
Ocean City Bike Path offers a short, paved route through the center of Ocean City and allows visitors a glimpse into the history of this interesting seaside town. The trail parallels Haven Avenue...
NJ 0.9 mi Asphalt
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
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
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
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
For a dose of rural scenery, head to the northwest corner of New Jersey, where this 27-mile rail-trail cuts a nearly uninterrupted path along the banks of the Paulins Kill, a Delaware River tributary...
NJ 27 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass
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 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
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 is a true community trail: four small cities are tied together by this corridor, each maintaining their short section and calling it a different name. Starting in Somers Point, a few blocks from...
NJ 8.2 mi Asphalt
This community trail begins at the intersection of Main and Pearl streets in the town of Port Norris, near the mouth of the Maurice River. It connects Port Norris with Bivalve. At one time the area...
NJ 1 mi Crushed Stone
The 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
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
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 Saddle River Area Bike Path in Bergen County stretches for nearly 6 miles along a 577-acre linear park system that hugs the banks of the Saddle River and its tributaries. There are actually five...
NJ 7.5 mi Asphalt
The multi-use pathway spanning the length of New Jersey's Sandy Hook peninsula offers beautiful views of the ocean, as well as shady sections through maritime forest. A bird observatory and wildlife...
NJ 8.5 mi Asphalt
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 Sussex Branch Trail got its start in the late 1840s as the narrow-gauge, mule-drawn Sussex Mine Railroad, whose primary purpose was hauling iron ore from the mines in Andover to Waterloo Village...
NJ 18 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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
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
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
In June 1986, the Morris County Park Commission dedicated this recreation trail that runs parallel to the New Jersey Transit Line railroad tracks. The path utilizes a little over three miles of...
NJ 3.2 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
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 Concrete
The Union Transportation Trail runs nearly 7 miles between Millstream Road and Herbert Road; it's Monmouth County's second rail-trail, accommodating equestrians, hikers, walkers, joggers and cyclists....
NJ 6.7 mi Gravel
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
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 West Essex Trail follows a short distance (just under 3 miles) of the former rail bed of the Caldwell Branch on the old Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. The trail runs between the Essex–Passiac county...
NJ 2.84 mi Cinder, Gravel
The paved pathway running through West Hudson Park offers a scenic, tree-lined escape in Harrison, a suburb of Newark. The trail provides access to the park’s stocked lake, water park, athletic...
NJ 2.2 mi Asphalt
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 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 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
The Woodbine Railroad Trail occupies the right-of-way of a former Pennsylvania and Reading Railroad line. The paved pathway traverses Woodbine as it parallels Dehirsch Avenue; a wide grassy median...
NJ 3 mi Asphalt

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Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

A History Lesson Along a Scenic Trail

September, 2017 by hal.snik

During the summer of 2017, I ran and/or rode my mountain bike along the entire trail (including Bordentown) twice. While it's so surprise that Frenchtown to Washington Crossing is a favorite among many reviewers, don't neglect the beauty of the trail from New Brunswick to Trenton. The trail is in very good shape overall, with some spots being in better shape than

Great Valley Rail Trail

Great Valley is Quiet Oasis

September, 2017 by hal.snik

Wide lightly trafficked rail trail that is great for a walk, easy hike, trail run or easy mountain bike ride. While the trail is wide, in some parts it is merely a footpath in the grass. Part of a loop that spans over 13 miles. Bug spray is recommended.

Black River Wildlife Management Area Trail

Attack of the No-See-Ums

September, 2017 by carol vaughn

On foot, at even a moderately fast pace, I was besieged by no-see-ums the entirety of the trail. Stagnant water abounds next to this trail so this is not surprising. They were attacking my face like something out of a Game of Thrones battle. (I think I saw one riding a tiny tiny dragon the size of a mosquito - or maybe they had just driven me stark raving mad by that point.) The only way to be free of them was to wave my hands in front of my face or run faster than they could keep up with me. I saw no one else on foot but saw several bicyclists. I think either running or bicycling is definitely the way to go on this trail.

Accordion

Pleasantville to Somers Point Bike Path

enjoyable & relaxing trail...

September, 2017 by maferose00

Parked in Northfield, inline skated to Somers Point. The pavement in Nfld is a bit rough, but once you get to Linwood is a lot smoother. Bit rough again between Linwood & SP. Of course I say this as a skater I'm sure as a cyclist &/or runner the trail is smooth regardless. Great scenery, refreshing, enjoyed e' minute of it! Few streets to cross... just be extra careful while crossing...

Columbia Trail

Great for riding/hiking

September, 2017 by uienifer

Long, scenic, wide road

Taylor SteelWorkers Historical Greenway

This is mountain bike/hiking trail

September, 2017 by uienifer

Maybe it's a great trail but you need mountain bike to ride it.

Saddle River Area Bike Path - Bergen County

Biking

September, 2017 by kimfaiello

I love to ride the bike path early mornings or late evenings. Walkers, etc please stay to the right of the path.

Henry Hudson Trail

Southern section: Very nice trail (not as good as others )

September, 2017 by andrew012651

Rode today (9/5/17) from Stillwell St in Matawan to Freehold- and back. 26 miles. The trail is paved with several root bumps (not marked by yellow spray paint like a lot of NYS trails) so be prepared for a jolt if you're looking at the scenery and not at the trail. Scenery too great at start. Electrical towers parallel the trail for awhile its gets much nicer in Morganville in Marlboro. After 5 miles the trail ends. Took rt 79 left onto Newman Springs Rd. That's about 1.5 or 1.75 miles until I picked up trail in Big Brook Park. No trail markers that I saw at Kozloski rd to pick up trail but you can- just follow paved path. Trail ends after another 5.5 miles or so (from Big Brook Park) at East Main in Freehold. A quarter mile or so down East Main I had a slice of pizza at Stefano's. Rode another half mile to 68 South St (where Springsteen lived) and rode back. Faster on return trip. Several grade crossing and some on really busy streets. All in all, very nice. Not as good as several trails in Westchester and Rockland NY. Or Sandy Hook. Less root bumps than Northern section of the HH trail.

Union Transportation Trail

An easy if uneventful ride

August, 2017 by robert.richter89

The Union Transportation Trail is very well marked and maintained. There are a few Road crossings with only one being very busy even on a nice Sunday. The trail is mostly flat with a few very small hills a very doable end to end ride of about 17 miles.

I found the scenery mostly bland. Mostly farms and the backs of businesses. This is the only complaint I have about this trail.

Sandy Hook Multi-Use Pathway

Superb!

August, 2017 by lughnerson

Dateline August 14, 2017. Sunny, in the 80's.
A flat, well-paved, off-road path that goes by uncrowded beaches and historic buildings used during wartime. There is a tower (slightly off-path) for better views and if you look north from almost anywhere you can see the Manhattan skyline. What a perfect ride I had followed by a dip in the ocean. Perfect!

Columbia Trail

Trail closure and nice detour

August, 2017 by sschwinn

As of 8/22/17 there is a trail closure approximately 3 miles north of High Bridge. No date is available for completion of the work.
The good news is there is a very nice (unposted) detour that uses River Road. River Road is unpaved for much of the detour and not a through road for vehicles. It's fine for a bike and runs right along the South Branch of the Raritan River while the Columbia rail trail runs above it.
You can get a .pdf version of a map that shows the details at http://www.state.nj.us/transportation/commuter/bike/application3/pdf/ColumbiaTrail.pdf.
Other than the closure, a great trail!

Monroe Township Bikeway

My Come To Trail for Shade, Coolness, And Beauty, Especially, Summertime

August, 2017 by rcpat

I have been coming to this trail for about four years. I really like it for its beauty, shade, and well maintained. I usually bike 20 to 25 miles 3 times a week. I bike half of my workout in Washington Township mainly because they have some hills. I need hills in my workout because when i go over to Pennsylvania they have hills. By the time i get done with that segment i can`t wait to get to the trail. The trail rejuvenates me because the temperature is much cooler and the lush forest, especially, between Fries Mill Rd. and Delsea DR. (rte 47).
Finally, when I am all done, I have a spot I go to relax. If I am lucky I watch the skydivers jumping from the plane. This really makes my day.

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