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

Union Transportation Trail

Nice Spring Ride

May, 2022 by vlstoop

Completed this on Sunday 5/15, it was a great flat ride, simple woodsy scenery (saw a golden eagle, a blue bunting,a lizard and some Turtles) not a packed trail, saw about 12 or so others so you’re not completely all alone but also not dodging people every 10 feet, NO shade so wear and reapply lots of sunscreen, also- consider bug spray- I ended my down and back ride with two ticks and multiple mosquito bites. Would ride again but not in the height of summer.

Henry Hudson Trail

Worth a try

May, 2022 by david crespy

I did this trail a few days ago from Freehold to Highlands and back on my hybrid. I don't recommend a road bike b/c of the countless crossing streets along the way which would necessitate clipping in and out every other minute. The scenery is varied and nice. However the signage is not adequate so you MUST bring phone with maps app. If you're planning to do most or all of this trail, give yourself plenty of time and be patient. It took me almost 5 hours to go 57 miles. Don't plan on setting any Strava pacing records lol...

Henry Hudson Trail

worth a try

May, 2022 by david crespy

Recently rode this from Freehold to Highlands on my hybrid bike. I would not recommend a road bike because of the countless # of crossing streets which would require clipping in and out every other minute. Overall the scenery is nice. However the signage is poor in some parts where the trail is disconnected. You MUST bring a phone w/maps app in order to not get lost. Also if you plan on riding all or most of the trail give yourself lots of time. It took me nearly 5 hours to ride 57 miles so no Strava records lol

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United States Avenue Trail

connects to Blueberry Hill trails

May, 2022 by eagles4ever69

Very nice bike path and it connects to Blueberry Hill trails which consist of another 4-6 trails for biking or hiking. Takes you to the top where you are over looking a quarry. Beautiful view. The main bike paths are paved and they have plenty of off road paths for mountain biking as well

Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway

trail distance

April, 2022 by gayle107

Beautiful flat paved trail that continues for 5 miles

Ocean City Bike Path

Did not like sharing the road. Ft I could of had the same ride in any shore community. There was nothing special.

April, 2022 by sheilahalf1007

Did not like sharing the road. Ft I could of had the same ride in any shore community. There was nothing special.

Route 52 Bridge Trail

After riding the ocean city trail, we ta kled on this one. Halfway is a Visitor's Center where we saw many crane nesting, make sure to take binoculars and Camara. Making the climb over the bridges.

April, 2022 by sheilahalf1007

After riding the ocean city trail, we ta kled on this one. Halfway is a Visitor's Center where we saw many crane nesting, make sure to take binoculars and Camara. Making the climb over the bridges.

Morris Canal Greenway

Heads Up

April, 2022 by mikefrobose

The map here shows the Little Falls section and that does not match the description. Trail head is in Little Falls NJ near the intersection of Reiners Rd & Cedar Grove Rd and ends near the corner of Lynn Pl. and Stewart Ave from there it converts to a painted Bike path on a very busy Browertown Rd. tto a bumpy

Cooper River Park

great for electric scooter ride

March, 2022 by alhajibah7

Love the this long greatly paved trial, if your a new gen rider like me it’s hard to find good roadies to ride on this is definitely the one!! Also looking for an electric riders out there let’s all meet ride out and have some fun

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

Hidden gem in center of New Jersey

March, 2022 by bikeridesandbreweries

If your only exposure to New Jersey has been a stressful and decidedly UN-scenic drive along the Turnpike, you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this picturesque waterside trail.
We decided to “put in” just outside of Princeton; we parked at a Homewood Suites a super-short ride from the Canal at the southern tip of Carnegie Lake. The lake actually seemed more like a wide river that bordered the trail on the left as we headed north, while the canal flowed on our right. So, there were several stretches where we had water views on both sides.
Like a lot of canal trails (maybe all of them on the East Coast?), the D&R was unpaved with varying degrees of gray cinder or yellow pea gravel surfaces. In some places, however, both had been worn away and it appeared to have rained recently, so there were occasional puddles and deep muddy ruts left by bikers before us.
We initially headed about ten miles north passing canal locks, stone tender houses, cobblestone spillways (that required us to walk out bikes over), a tunnel, and several wooden bridges. At many of the locks, the water rushed through, but on the long stretches in between, the water was placid and only the sound of wildlife could be heard. Heading south, where the trail was slightly more rustic and grass grew between the two crushed gravel lanes, we came across a number of families canoeing on the canal.
When we erroneously thought we’d reached the end of the trail, a delightful pair of bikers corrected us, one of whom was a Brit who serves as a trustee on the West Windsor Bicycle and Pedestrian Alliance. (Cheers to this org for advocating for trail access and safety on behalf of users!)
We rode and chatted with them for a few miles, learning interesting facts about the area (e.g., in 1938, Orson Welles based the landing of space aliens in a nearby farm during his infamous radio broadcast of H.G. Wells’ “War of the Worlds,” and New Jersey was once the telecom capital of the country as home to Thomas Edison, Bell Atlantic and shortwave radio farms during the World Wars). Who knew?
We headed into Princeton after our ride to visit NJ’s first brewery.

Loantaka Brook Reservation Trail

Great for a winter walk

February, 2022 by joelink1_tl

Lovely paved trail. We started at the parking lot at the northern end and walked to where the path to Giralda Farms intersected, about two miles according to my pedometer. I don’t see how this trail can be seven miles, however. Morris County puts it at 5.1. We walked on a weekday and foot traffic was sparse.

Middlesex Greenway

Flat and paved (except going over the bridge)

February, 2022 by rochellalves8

Went today and had a great experience! The map shows restrooms, just note that they're porta-potties. The trail is marked every quarter mile, if I remember correctly. Mostly walkers, dog walkers, and runners were there today. The diner is just 5min away for a nice post-exercise meal.

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