New Jersey Horseback Riding Trails and Maps

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Length
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Type

Berkshire Valley Management Area Trail

2.1 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder

Buena Borough Bike Path

1.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Columbia Trail

15 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

72.8 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Elephant Swamp Trail

5 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Woodchips

Great Valley Trail

3.5 mi
State: NJ
Dirt, Grass

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

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

Lawrence Hopewell Trail

19.2 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Crushed Stone

Loantaka Brook Reservation Trail

7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

Manasquan Reservoir Trail

4.8 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Ogden Mine Railroad Path

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

Patriots' Path (NJ)

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

Paulinskill Valley Trail

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

Sussex Branch Trail

18 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Taylor SteelWorkers Historical Greenway

7 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Union Transportation Trail

9.3 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone
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
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 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 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
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
TRAIL CLOSED: As a precaution to help limit the spread of COVID-19, the local managing authority has temporarily closed this trail to non-residents. As you walk along the Elephant Swamp Trail, it’s...
NJ 5 mi Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel, Woodchips
The Great Valley Trail, built on the former Lehigh & New England Railroad, offers an unpaved, natural experience through quiet woodlands between the townships of Hampton and Frankford. Although...
NJ 3.5 mi Dirt, Grass
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 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 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 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
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 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
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, Dirt, Grass
The corridor now home to the Sussex Branch Trail was originally the narrow-gauge, mule-drawn Sussex Mine Railroad, which opened in 1851 to haul iron ore from mines in Andover to the Morris Canal....
NJ 18 mi Cinder, Dirt, Grass
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 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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Bedminster Hike and Bikeway

Decent bike trail

August, 2020 by andrewgordon250

I rode it with my 7 year old son Pros - nicely paved and not too crowded on the day we rode it Cons - A lot of the trail is within earshot of major highways, so the constant hum of traffic takes away some of the fun. Overall, if you live nearby it’s a nice trail, but I wouldn’t go out of my way for this one.

Henry Hudson Trail

since the storm - condition of trail

August, 2020 by sgower1

Has anyone been out on the trail since the storm?
thinking of riding it tomorrow and wondering if any down trees blocking it

Middle Township Bike Path

Goes further than the map

August, 2020 by elisa.kreisinger

The trail goes all the way to Cape May. At the very end of the trail, cross the busy intersection (they are nice to bikes) and go left towards the bridge. There are bikes lanes on both sides. 2 miles in is the beach. Great ride. 30 miles there and back if you do the full trail to the beach.

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West Essex Trail

trail is in fine condition!!

August, 2020 by jhartmann66

My 7yo daughter and I rode the entire trail today (out and back). It seems to be well-maintained currently and we had no issues. It was very enjoyable!

Manasquan Reservoir Trail

Great trail!

July, 2020 by dpalmer76

Mostly shaded and smooth riding. There were a good amount of people biking, walking, and jogging but everyone was courteous and we all gave way to each other. Mostly flat with a couple of gradual hills and one moderate climb. Easy access, restrooms along the trail, and plenty of parking.

Middle Township Bike Path

Nice for inline skating

July, 2020 by jreungoat

I skates about two thirds of it starting at the zoo. The asphalt wasn't great at the start but it quickly became smooth. A few crossings at the start too but then there are decent length sections without any. It's mostly not along a road, which is nice too.

Saddle River County Park Bike Path

great park and trails

July, 2020 by pfraley25

There were a good number of people, but not too bad. The bikers were good about sharing the path. The area is flat and it’s nice to see the river on a hot day. Would recommend this area.

Middle Township Bike Path

Fully paved, very little traffic. Very flat as well. Only down side is very little air movement so it ended up being quite humid.

July, 2020 by wrenchworx1

Fully paved, very little traffic. Very flat as well. Only down side is very little air movement so it ended up being quite humid.

Lenape Trail (Plainsboro)

It's a beautiful small trail near my home. Whenever I am tired and still feel like biking, I ride here. It's soothing.

July, 2020 by anji.baghel

It's a beautiful small trail near my home. Whenever I am tired and still feel like biking, I ride here. It's soothing.

Loantaka Brook Reservation Trail

Nice smooth shaded trails

July, 2020 by hpyiin

It’s the first time we visited there and we found the entire trail is all paved, so that makes this place suitable for bikers and walkers of all ages. Hence do expect some crowds but we think it’s still manageable. Most of the trails are under tree shade. We loved it and wished it could be longer distance. There are picnic tables, a gazebo and a small pond by one of the large parking lots. Looks nice.

Traction Line Recreation Trail

nice shot trail

July, 2020 by hpyiin

The trail is paved along side of a railroad. When we got there around 4 pm, there was literally no one there. It was a smooth bike ride except most part of the trail is not under any type of shade. For its under 3 miles distance one way, it was alright to us.

Sandy Hook Multi-Use Pathway

summer dream

July, 2020 by smajler

This might be my new favorite summer bike-path. We visited twice within the last month, both times on the weekend and since the trail features beach access (for a stretch on both sides of the path) the area is busy with beach goers. The traffic across the path is limited mostly to the parking areas so it’s not much of a nuisance and the bike have wasn’t that busy both times we went (late afternoon/evening). The path is smooth, the scenery is beautiful and you can have a picnic on the beach and take a dip at the end of the ride - what more can one ask for? The only warning I have is that on a weekend you might get stuck in traffic if you plan to park at the park, so consider street parking before getting to the bridge and biking/walking the distance.

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