New Jersey Mountain Biking Trails and Maps

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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

Capoolong Creek Wildlife Management Area

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

Corson's Inlet Rail Trail

0.33 mi
State: NJ
Gravel

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

72.8 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Gravel

Elephant Swamp Trail

5 mi
State: NJ
Gravel, Sand

Great Valley Rail Trail

4.3 mi
State: NJ
Dirt, Grass

Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area

3 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt

Historic Smithville Park Trails

3.9 mi
State: NJ
Dirt

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

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 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt, Grass

Taylor SteelWorkers Historical Greenway

7 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

West Essex Trail

2.84 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, 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
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
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 72.8 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
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
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
This trail is in an area rich in geological history. Zinc and Iron Ores were transported along this branch from mines in the area that operated for over 200 years. The trail is scenic with a slight...
NJ 3 mi Ballast, Cinder, Dirt
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 3.9 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
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 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
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
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 West Essex Trail follows a short distance (just under 3 miles) of the former rail bed of the Caldwell Branch on the old Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. The trail runs between the Essex–Passiac county...
NJ 2.84 mi Cinder, Gravel

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Atlantic County Bikeway

Atlantic County Bike Way ~ West, Anyone?

October, 2018 by bonsaimtb

Everyone who's posted a review in on the Money about what to expect on the Atlantic County Bike Way. It's a Straight Shot from the EHT Shore Mall, West to Mays Landings ACIT Atlantic County Institute of Technology. The Path itself is in Great condition that receives little use making it idea for those who require speed, fitness and Strava~Ass times ;). The Scenery isn't picturesque, unless you enjoy Pine Tree and Huckelberry Bush scenery. It feels more like a straight paved trail through the woods with traffic you can't see on either side of you. Nonetheless, if your looking for seclusion from horrific Traffic in the area and open space to ride or run, this is your Oasis. When the AC Bike Way is finally completed, it will run from EHT, NJ Shore Mall, all the way to the Buena Campground in Buena, NJ. Making the Total Distance from end to end 23.6 miles long. Not bad for all day bike excursion with several interesting stops along the way ;)

Above is my take on the Atlantic County Bike Way ~ East, I'm more concerned with the County, State and Outside Enthusists funding and building the Atlantic County Bike Way ~ West. For those who don't know, the AC Bike Way is Divide into 2 separate Bike Way's and the Middle Point is Mays Landing, NJ. The Bike Way West WILL be a very secluded Ride, but has a lot of potential in becoming a must do Day Trip/Ride. The reason I say this is because there is so much to stop and see on the AC Bike Way. Here is a short list of places you won't want to miss on your Ride ~ Tuckahoe Micro Brew, Lazy Eye Vodka Distillery, Funny Farm Animal Rescue AND the Baltic Winery. All these business are free to visit (Adult Beverage Establishment offer free Adult Beverage tasting to those of legal age and will offer discounts to Bike Way users when the Bike Way is up and running) All these business are located a 100 yards or less from the AC Bike Way ~ West.

If you have a interest in getting the AC Bike Way ~ West completed, please sign up for my Atlantic County Bike Way ~ West, Facebook Page. Thanks ;)

Cooper River Park

Good for some miles

September, 2018 by timmy0728

If in the area and want to get a run in, this 4 mile loop around the river is nice. A chance to see some rowing teams is cool. The view of Philly is a pleasant sight when crossing over the bridges at either end.

Boulevard Trolley Line Path

Enjoying the mansions and the lakes of mountain Lakes

September, 2018 by candacebarnes977

At the end of the trail is a Kings supermarket with awesome sandwiches and more.

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Sussex Branch Trail

nice trail!

September, 2018 by fellergirl33

This was a great trail, but it gets very muddy after there has been some rain. I thought it would have more paved areas, but that is not the case. It is mostly dirt. Now that I know, I will be sure to try this trail again when it has not rained for awhile. Overall, great ride and nice scenery. We even saw two deer.

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

Have walked almost the entire D&R Canal Path

September, 2018 by kk18

WALKED Princeton to S Bound Brook; S Bound Brook to New Bruns. Lambertville to Trenton. Lambertville to Frenchtown (except 2 mile "appendix" north of FT.) Still to do soon: Trenton to Princeton. Future: explore S of Trenton/Bordentown. Love it.

Paulinskill Valley Trail

Wildlife abounds!

September, 2018 by sabeski

We got to the Knowlton trailhead late in the afternoon in the rain. We were immediately greeted by a black bear. We walked back to get our bikes and walk over to the bridge to get a look at the bear who had cut into the brush toward the river. As we approached the bridge we watched a bobcat walk across the road and enter Into the woods. From the bridge we did not see the bear but watched five mergansers pass below. We decided to ride in and pass the area where the bear was. We passed close to him and he ran alongside us in the adjacent woods and down to the water. We biked fast and away but a quarter mile later another bear crossed the path. We decided to turn around and go out. We biked out and reentered the trail on station rd, a short ride brought us a red tail hawk, coopers hawk, turkey ( in a tree), and a meadowlark! Our short ride ended watching nighthawks over the trailhead. All this in an hour and a half. Amazing!

Paulinskill Valley Trail

Nice secluded and scenic ride!

September, 2018 by jniemec

I did a 40 mile round trip on this trail. Blairstown to the Millside cafe in Lafayette via 1 mile on the Sussex branch trail from Warbasse Junction and back. It was near 90 degrees but the 90% tree canopy coverage during the ride kept it cool. There are moments of single track, wet and mild mud etc. but nothing you can't pedal through. There are two road crossing where you will have to walk or carry your bike up and down a steep grade to cross the roads, There is nice water scenery and historic rail bridges on the southern end and nice farm and rural scenery on the northern end. Porto johns and any signs of civilization are limited, so come prepared. If you like rail trail riding this is a must do!

Columbia Trail

The Snow White trail

September, 2018 by davebg

I call this the Snow White trail because it puts me to sleep. No incline, no gear shifts, no fun. It’s mostly covered by canopy so if you’re there in the summer you’d be better off loading up on bug spray rather than sunscreen.

Columbia Trail

Great for runners, cyclists, equestrians, or a casual family walk.

August, 2018 by jtbruen12

Someone stated this trail is inclined in both directions- this is untrue. It’s generally level and the elevation difference is minimal from end to end. Many places to park and hike in either direction as well as trailhead parking.
Busy on weekends but nice to see people out loving the trail. The trail is generally 6+ feet wide. You can connect to Patriots Path, Gillette Trail, and others from this very popular trail.

Buena Borough Bike Path

Great for beginners or leasure ride

August, 2018 by toothfairy65mrm

I enjoyed this bike trail. Great for the non-pro riders who just wanted a nice bike ride. The trail begins at the park. Paved trail with no difficult hills.
Mostly shaded. Ride continues past a meadow which I am sure will be beautiful in the fall. It is a short trail, approx 2 mi but was good enough for me! It may be perfect for the families who ride with younger kids.

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

Wonderful Peaceful Trail

August, 2018 by heochief

We rode this trail late afternoon to twilight and found it delightful. The trail hugs the canal and is mostly on crushed stone but very smooth and firm. we saw a ton of wildlife and the scenery was beautiful. Lots of shade mixed with open areas for sun. We will return to this area and ride the entire trail from trailhead to trailhead. We joined the trail just outside of Robbinsville N.J.. Gorgeous ride at a great time of the day with great weather.

Columbia Trail

Nice scenery

August, 2018 by vikkb34

We started in High Bridge NJ..Trail has a slight incline in both directions,but nothing to speak of..At first you ride high above the river..nice views.Just watch where you're going you don't want to ride off the side.There is a lot to see,different scenery along the way,waterfalls ,woods,river,residential..bridges..We seen a few deer.Mostly shaded.most of trail is wide,as we kept riding further ,some parts were a little narrower.but not bad.It started getting little muddy,had been raining so we ended up turning around the 11th mile & rode back(22 miles total) We noticed that towards the end,the trail wasn't kept up as well & didn't see any mile markers. But still nice. Not really any bathrooms,probably can go into one of the towns. Was a porter potty in parking lot. Would like to go back & start in other direction.

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