New Jersey Horseback Riding Trails and Maps

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Length
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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

69.5 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Gravel
Accordion

Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway

5.6 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Elephant Swamp Trail

5 mi
State: NJ
Gravel, Sand

Great Valley Rail Trail

4.3 mi
State: NJ
Dirt, Grass

Henry Hudson Trail

22 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Gravel, Sand

Historic Smithville Park Trails

4.4 mi
State: NJ
Dirt

Kingston Branch Loop Trail

1.75 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Loantaka Brook Reservation Trail

7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Dirt, Grass

Manasquan Reservoir Trail

4.8 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Crushed Stone, Dirt

Monroe Township Bikeway

6.36 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

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 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Sussex Branch Trail

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

Taylor SteelWorkers Historical Greenway

7 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Union Transportation Trail

6.7 mi
State: NJ
Gravel
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 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
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
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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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
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 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

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Recent Trail Reviews

Wildwood Crest Bike Path

Awesome place to ride

July, 2017 by jenjen1313

Great path to use if your in the area. In the morning mostly bikers, walkers, and joggers. In the evening mostly walkers enjoying the sea breeze. Goes right along sand dunes. Very smooth surface, personally my son and I chose to inline skate on it in the evening (what a blast). Plenty of benches to sit, several parks for the little ones and walkways onto the beach.

Columbia Trail

Heaven on earth

July, 2017 by reddyrama2000

Directions on the website are easy-to-follow and parking convenient. It's an amazing trail which started at High bridge Main Street. Track is wide enough for a car most of the time. Road was packed earth with gravel which is easy on the knees. Several bikers, people walking the dogs and two runners including me. Not too busy. Flat path with wonderful foliage and tree covered shade all the way through which was amazing. I was able to do a 9 mile run midafternoon at 84° temperature very comfortably. Scenery was breath taking. You have waterfalls bridges and the sound of running water. Did not turn my music on. Did not need to. Some farmhouses along the way which I envied. If I could do it all over again I would live here. Very well maintained. Thank you thank you. What a wonderful experience. And I have been on trails all over New Jersey. This was the best one

West Essex Trail

Trail has gotten rockier and bumpier

July, 2017 by jmike90

My family used to ride this trail on our bikes every weekend. It was really great. We'd take a packed lunch and eat by the Little Falls, then ride all the way out to the train track. Now parts of the trail are so washed out, so rocky - particularly between Durrell and Keeney Street - that it's a pounding ride unless you have a true dirt bike.

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Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

A tale of two trails

July, 2017 by robert.richter89

I have ridden both the western feeder canal trail from Washington Crossing to Frenchtown and the Eastern canal trail from Lawrenceville to New Brunswick. Both trails are very different with one being far better than the other.

The Eastern trail is well maintained with varied scenery and multiple trail heads as well as the option to cross over to the PA side of the canal. There are multiple stops along the way to grab a bite to eat, go to a real restroom or fill up on water. I highly recommend this trail.

The Western trail was in pretty rough shape with sections that are strewn with substantial ruts and large mud puddles. There is really only one stop at Kingston that offers easily accessible places to eat or use a real restroom. With both trails being relatively close to each other there is really no reason to choose the western trail over the eastern trail.

Bayshore Trail (Henry Hudson Trail)

Great views, but a little rough while under construction

July, 2017 by gkite

This trail is currently under construction and is very rough in certain spots as they work to repair damage from a storm. The trail does offer great views as it winds along the bay coastline.

Sandy Hook Multi-Use Pathway

Nice trails, but poor signage

July, 2017 by gkite

Nice, dedicated bike trails on Sandy Hook, but there is no signage along the route. It is very difficult to navigate, but the views are very nice in spots.

Cold Spring Bike Path

Connection with the Middle Township Bike Path Underway

July, 2017 by johnfboyle

Lower Township is working with Cape May County and Middle Township to construct the missing link between the two trails. When completed in Late Summer 2017 there will be an 11 mile path between Sandman Rd, Cold Spring Village and the Cape May County Park and Zoo.

Cold Spring Bike Path

Path being extended north to Middle Township

June, 2017 by johnfboyle

Construction is happening to extend north to Church St in Middle Township, where it will link up with the Middle Township Bike Path, creating an 11 mile trail between Cold Spring and Cape May County Park/Zoo.

Traction Line Recreation Trail

A fine ride

June, 2017 by buddybean340

I ride from my home in Morristown to the end of the trail in Madison whenever the spirit moves me. It's amusing to ride past Florence Vanderbilt Twombly's crumbling wall (built to spare herself the sight of trolley riffraff) and realize that one-percenters die just like everyone else.

Middle Township Bike Path

2+ miles of new asphalt at the southern end

June, 2017 by jersey rider

Rode up from Cape May for the first time this year. After leaving town I got on the Cold Spring Bike Path and then steeled my nerves for the 2+ miles one has (had) to take on Rt 109/9 to connect to the MTBP. After about a half mile on the road after CSBP, a new asphalt bike path magically appeared. There were signs saying the path was closed but it looked done so I took a chance and voila, despite the signage, the new section completely connects to the beginning (now the middle of the MTBP). This really made my day. Now it is about 3 miles of path on the Cold Spring Trail, 3/4 mile on rt 109 (with a wide shoulder), then 6.75 so on this trail, plus, at the north end, there is another bike trail for about a mile to the big rec complex. Almost 11 miles of safe biking!

Bayshore Trail (Henry Hudson Trail)

Nice trail

June, 2017 by wallkenneys

Easy smooth roads, beautiful areas.

Middle Township Bike Path

bike pathnow extended

June, 2017 by aavharry

Great bike path that now extends south of Satt blvd eventually to link with Cold Spring path. Very smooth with just a coupe of road intersections.

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