New Jersey Fishing Trails and Maps

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Bayshore Trail (Henry Hudson Trail)

2 mi
State: NJ
Concrete, Sand

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
Accordion

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

Historic Smithville Park Trails

4.4 mi
State: NJ
Dirt

Johnson Trolley Line Trail

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

Kingston Branch Loop Trail

1.75 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

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

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
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 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 is a pleasant, flat trail that parallels the Capoolong Creek.
NJ 3.7 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass, Gravel
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
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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
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 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 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 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
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 in Harrison, a suburb of Newark. 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

Monroe Township Bikeway

Nice morning

October, 2017 by teamvolin

This trail is great for a nice run, walk or bike ride. The people on it were very friendly. It was not too crowded. It's a pleasant ride through some woods and some more open areas. It's flat and easy.

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.

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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.

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!

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