New Jersey Mountain Biking 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

Buena Borough Bike Path

1.9 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt

Capoolong Creek Wildlife Management Area

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

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

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

Hamburg Mountain Wildlife Management Area

3 mi
State: NJ
Ballast, Cinder, Dirt

Historic Smithville Park Trails

4.4 mi
State: NJ
Dirt

Kingston Branch Loop Trail

1.75 mi
State: NJ
Crushed Stone, Dirt, Gravel

Lawrence Hopewell Trail

17.7 mi
State: NJ
Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, 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

West Essex Trail

2.84 mi
State: NJ
Cinder, Gravel
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
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 is a pleasant, flat trail that parallels the Capoolong Creek.
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 69.5 mi Crushed Stone, Gravel
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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
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 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
Lawrence Hopewell Trail currently runs for 17 miles on public and private lands in Lawrence and Hopewell townships, about five miles north of Trenton. Trail planners hope to complete the trail, which...
NJ 17.7 mi Asphalt, Concrete, Crushed Stone, 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
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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Recent Trail Reviews

Union Transportation Trail

Sweet Ride

December, 2017 by bobsanicki_tl

Mostly soy fields and horse farms, plus a touch of suburbia along this Monmouth County trail. Good news recently in that East Windsor will fund an extension into Mercer County (through vineyards!).

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

love this trail

November, 2017 by izbell

Love this trail

Union Transportation Trail

Good Trail conditions

November, 2017 by mlandis22

Rode this entire 9 mile trail out and back in September. North end terminates at Old York Road.

Accordion

Cold Spring Bike Path

Safe and pretty walk or ride.

November, 2017 by musicman.aje83

I've walked this trail starting from Historic Cold Spring Village and going south from there. It's nice that the old railroad buildings and signs are still in place. Except for right in front of Historic Cold Spring Village, the trail is shaded pretty well by trees and foliage on both sides of the trail. So, there's not a whole lot to see, but the trail is far away from traffic at the section of the trail. It's a nice little bit of exercise to add to a day at Historic Cold Spring Village.

Ocean City Bike Path

Part of a long bike route

November, 2017 by musicman.aje83

Part of the trail runs along a nature reserve, so there's plenty of nice views. The rest is a fairly protected bike route in a calm section of town. I've done this section as part of a larger bike ride extending from Somers Point across the 9th street bridge and then down Haven Ave. all the way to 56th street and Haven and then back to Somers Point.

Route 52 Bridge Trail

Beautiful views and a safe and pleasant ride

November, 2017 by musicman.aje83

I usually park along Broadway Ave., but you could also park down at Kennedy Park. From Broadway to the trail head is a short, but semi-tricky ride as cars constantly pull in and out of the restaurant and liquor store there. There is a nice sidewalk once you get past the restaurant. From there it's smooth riding. The bridges take a bit of effort and are of course easier to handle if your bike has more gears, but they give you a nice work out. If your going for a longer ride, it might be prudent to walk your bike up the bridges to save energy for later. The tops of the bridges are great places to stop for photos. The path is about 4 people wide, so you need to be careful when speeding down the bridges when there is a lot of foot traffic. The path is separate from the vehicle lane with an about 3 foot high barrier in between the path and vehicle lanes. Bikes can also ride in the vehicle lane, but it is fairly dangerous as the shoulder is small in places. There are a couple fishing piers with parking lots which can serve as places to rest along the way, the Somers point side fish pier has a porta-potti I believe. Further along the path is a Visitor's center which is only open at certain times, but it does have bathroom's when it is open. The upper deck of the center is a great place to stop to take pictures. The bridge into Ocean city is quite steep and you need to mind your speed both coming into the city and when your are headed back towards the Visitor's center. Coming into the city, there is an intersection fairly close to the end of the bridge. Headed back to the visitor's center, there is a tight turn that can surprise you if you are rolling too fast down the bridge. From the Ocean City end, you can continue riding up to the boardwalk. Be aware that OC does not allow you to ride on sidewalks and the roads can be quite dangerous and full of traffic during the summer season. You can also head up to Haven and ride down it, which will eventually connect to another bike path.

Pleasantville to Somers Point Bike Path

Simple flat trail through pretty cities.

November, 2017 by musicman.aje83

I started off at the VFW parking lot in Somers Point and rode down to the former rail bridge over the Black Horse Pike. This is a great trail for cruising and relaxing as well as meeting people. The main downside of this trail is the many cross streets. Local knowledge is useful here to know which streets you can simply stop and then roll on through and which streets you need to keep a very wary eye out for drivers (Central, Tilton, Mill, etc.) . Also, there are a few places where roots have made the path bumpy and places where the trail turns slightly while crossing major roads. Pleasantville can be not so pleasant at times, but it's fine in the daytime. The other neat thing about this trail is that it connects to the 9th street bridge that takes you into Ocean City. There are a couple routes besides the one marked on the map that'll get you to the bridge without having to cross at the major intersection before the bridge.

Great Valley Rail Trail

13.5 Mile Loop Using Great Valley Rail Trail

November, 2017 by georgecrosley

Began my mountain bike excursion at dawn from Warbasse Junction on a mild November Saturday. Headed out on the Paulinskill Valley Trail through the Sussex Branch Trail intersection toward Mudcut Road. Two miles in there was a good-sized bear in the middle of the trail, forty yards ahead. Stopped, calmly backed up and turned around once the bear did. It added about four miles to the loop. The Great Valley stretch is not as well traveled as the trails it connects. Wide trail most of the way. Fine for hybrid bikes. Memorable ride. Loop was well marked in each direction.

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.

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.

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