New Jersey Fishing Trails and Maps

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Length
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Berkshire Valley Management Area Trail

2.1 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder

Black River County Park Trail

2.3 mi
State: NJ
Dirt

Capoolong Creek Wildlife Management Area

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

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

72.8 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Historic Smithville Park Trails

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

Johnson Trolley Line Trail

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

Kingston Branch Loop Trail

1.75 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Lake Iliff Trail

1.1 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Crushed Stone

Landsdown Trail

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

Manasquan Reservoir Trail

4.8 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Maurice River Bikeway Trail

1.4 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Paulinskill Valley Trail

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

Pequest Wildlife Management Area Trail

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

Perth Amboy Harbor Walk

0.7 mi
State: NJ
Concrete

Taylor SteelWorkers Historical Greenway

7 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

West Hudson Park Path

2.2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt
Trail Image Trail Name States Length Surface Rating
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
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
The Columbia Trail has the distinction of being named for a natural gas pipeline that runs beneath it for 15 miles in rural northern New Jersey. The crushed-stone trail rolls along the South Branch of...
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
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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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 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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway

Trail is Closed!

June, 2021 by s.welsh

Half way along the bike trail is closed. They are still working on the bike trail underpass for Route 34. Work has been going on for two years now. It is so disappointing - the only way round it is to take a 3 mile detour on major highways which is risky for a cyclist because the cars and trucks are whizzing past at 50 mph. Just cannot understand why the bike trail had to be closed for so long and still is.

Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway

Partially Closed!!!!!

June, 2021 by beachwritingsnj

I wish there had been a notice at the entrance in Manasquan that part of the trail was closed and it detoured you on to Atlantic Avenue for about 1.5 miles & under the 34 bridge in the construction. The trail is nice otherwise. The bridges going over the parkway are a little freaky but cool.

Paulinskill Valley Trail

Highly Recommended Trail

May, 2021 by twarren9

I rode this trail near the end of May and thoroughly enjoyed the ride on my mountain bike. The trail cuts through a very small airport and passes lots of farmland. I started at Blairstown Footbridge Park and headed west to the end of the trail and back. (About 15 miles total). Heard two roosters, accidentally flushed a juvenile Bald Eagle and saw four Eastern Bluebirds too. No black bears but I did see a black squirrel! A beautiful ride!

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Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

Nice Trail except in downtown Trenton

May, 2021 by normanbowers

The trail in downtown Trenton is poorly maintained and not well marked. I got lost in an area that you don't want to spend a lot of time. There is not much to see downtown so it would be my recommendation to avoid this area. The rest of the trail is a nice gravel ride with good scenery and few road crossings.

Calhoun Street Bridge

Walking Trail Only

May, 2021 by normanbowers

The D & L Trail passes very close (100 ft.) to the bridge on the Pennsylvania side. A sign on the bridge requires bikes to be walked, and the bridge attendant enforces this rule. On the New Jersey side the trail ends at the east end of the bridge and there is no safe way to traverse the three blocks to the trail along the canal. I guess it is a nice stop while biking the D & L Trail.

Traction Line Recreation Trail

Simple straight flat

May, 2021 by staceys.feeney

Simple straight flat (most of the time) -- a pretty easy ride for anyone. Some sites to see, but photos are pretty representative of what you will see most of the time. There are a couple of opportunities to exit the path to head out on main roads and do a little looking around. This trail is next to residential, commercial, and a small university.

Saddle River County Park Bike Path

Nice trail but…

May, 2021 by fjd8njjfp4

A LOT of walkers and joggers on the weekend. Trail is paved with a few options for different routes. Mostly very level.

Columbia Trail

Nice ride, very friendly people, and biker friendly. Watch out for the horse poop, but at least you see it. It's a beautiful trail a must do!

May, 2021 by cpickel2

Nice ride, very friendly people, and biker friendly. Watch out for the horse poop, but at least you see it. It's a beautiful trail a must do!

Columbia Trail

Nice, ez ride before concert @ nearby Stanhope Roadhouse

May, 2021 by mkgrayseal

Wanted to get in a quick ride before nearby concert that wouldn't overly tax me and found this nearby rail-trail on my RT app. A pleasant ride on mostly flat, even gravel surface (need at least hybrid tires) thru local wooded country side. Light bike and foot traffic on cool, cloudy Friday late afternoon. Dry conditions although it had rained on ad off most of the week. Simple out and back trail. Only drawback was the no-see-ums and gnats that come out before sunset especially in the spring. Fortunately, I had on glasses and a helmet. Fun ride overall.

Manasquan Reservoir Trail

Bike Trail

May, 2021 by lgold1456

This is a very nice trail for biking.

Union Transportation Trail

Union Transportation Trail

April, 2021 by jgross302743

Solid trail, goes through farmland and the backs of some businesses. Not much shade, but there are enough trees to make you feel far from society. The crushed gravel is easy to ride, the trail is mostly flat, and the mile markers are very convenient.

Pemberton Rail-Trail

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

April, 2021 by yellahbird

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

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