Barnegat Branch Trail

New Jersey


A place to rest
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Busy day on the trail
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Additional parking near Barnegat's ball fields on Barnegat Boulevard Extension
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Lat: 39.76905 Long: -74.21575
Another stetch of tall pines..........smells so good!
Uploaded: 5/17/2017
Lat: 39.76849 Long: -74.21615
Approaching the intersection of Bay Boulevard Extension heading north
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Lat: 39.76859 Long: -74.21621
Long stretch in the pines
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Lat: 39.76740 Long: -74.21696
Trail in Barnegat Borough
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Lat: 39.76070 Long: -74.22106
Heading north at Rose Hill Road
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Lat: 39.75878 Long: -74.22209
Boy Scouts are anxious to help along the trail
Uploaded: 5/17/2017
Lat: 39.75828 Long: -74.22231
Historic turntable uncovered
Uploaded: 5/17/2017
Lat: 39.75844 Long: -74.22207
Slight right off the trail to view the historic train turntable
Uploaded: 5/17/2017
Lat: 39.75731 Long: -74.22282
Trail heading north
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Lat: 39.75534 Long: -74.22344
Trail users begin at Burr street with parking heading north only
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Interplative Signage
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Trial users taking in the view of the pines along the Barnegat Branch Trail in the Borough of Barnegat.
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Pre-construction view of the Pine trees along the Barnegat Branch Trail in the Borough of Barnegat
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Post Construction of a much needed pre-fab bridge to connect the trail in Lacey Township.
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Pre-Construction site of the Middle Branch crossing for the trail in Lacey Township.
Uploaded: 5/17/2017
Lat: 39.82825 Long: -74.20185
Uploaded: 8/22/2016
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Before photo of the Cedar Lake Crossing in the Lacey Township section of the Barnegat Branch Trail
Uploaded: 6/7/2016
Lat: 39.83818 Long: -74.19757
After construction of the newly renovated Cedar lake crossing structure on the Lacey Township section of the Barnegat Branch Trail
Uploaded: 6/7/2016
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Small wood and steel bridge over creek, run off from lake.
Uploaded: 6/25/2014
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Rails-to-Trails did a great job on these two bridges.
Uploaded: 6/25/2014
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Sign welcoming users at the Serpentine Blvd. crossing in Berkley.
Uploaded: 9/12/2013
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Man and his dog enjoying a stroll on the Berkley (northern) segment of the trail.
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Straight trail!
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More suburban housing next to the Berkley (northern) segment of the trail. Taken September 2013.
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This sign explains the history of the trail, and the ultimate goal of forming a continuous greenway from Toms River to Barnegat.
Uploaded: 9/12/2013
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Crossing Serpentine Blvd., the third at-grade crossing on the Berkley (northern) segment of the trail.
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Looking south from the crossing at Serpentine Blvd. in Berkley.
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Look closely and you can see some goats in the brush. Their pen, shed that served as a mini-barn and owners' (presumably) home were in the woods beyond.
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This sign explains the history behind a colorfully named settlement that existed nearby in the 19th century but is now abandoned, and currently the site of a state park.
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Sun filtering through the trees.
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Looks like this dry stream bed on the Berkley (northern) segment doubles as an informal access path to Route 9.
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My mom enjoyed her hike along the Berkley (northern) segment of the trail as much as I did.
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Dog guarding its yard near the trail in Berkley.
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No sign of the Jersey Devil here (maybe he only comes out at night, lol!)!
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Sun shining through the trees near Berkley on a pleasant, early fall day in September 2013.
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Enjoying lush woodlands along the trail south of Serpentine Blvd. in Berkley.
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Each crossing is equipped with yellow, flashing signals alerting motorists to stop for trail users. This was at Central Blvd. in Berkley.
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Approaching Central Blvd. crossing in Berkley.
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People enjoying the trail near Berkley.
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Self-portrait on the Berkely (northern) section of the Barnegat Branch Trail, taken on a pleasant, early fall day in September 2013.
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Homes next to the trail in Barkely. Taken September 2013.
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Passing through suburban neighborhoods in Berkley.
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The Berkley (northern) section of the trail is perfectly straight. Taken September 2013.
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One of many interpretive, historical signs on the trail.
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Like on the Beachwood Borough Trasil to the north, suburban neighborhoods dominate the scenery on the Berkley (northern) segment of the Barnegat Branch Trail. This home is along Rialroad Ave. near the northern terminus.
Uploaded: 9/12/2013
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Another of the vertical maps showing the trail's eventual route. Taken September 2013.
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These vertical maps showing the trail's eventual route from Toms Rover to Barnegat are located at each trailhead and road crossing. Unfortunately, they do not yet show the Berkley (northern) segment of the trail as being complete.
Uploaded: 9/12/2013
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Northern terminus of the Berkley (northern) section of the trail, looking toward Station Road. The trail will eventually be extended north of here, to join with the Beachwood Borough Trail. Taken September 2013.
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Took a few photos from along the trail at Waretown, NJ
Uploaded: 9/12/2013
Lat: 39.79769 Long: -74.19732
Benches and bollards mark the current, northern terminus of the Berkley (northern) segment of the trail at the intersection of Station Road and Railroad Ave. Taken on a pleasant, early fall day in September 2013.
Uploaded: 9/12/2013
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Trailhead at the northern terminus of the Berkley (northern)segment of the trail, at the intersection of Station Road and Railroad Ave. Taken September 2013.
Uploaded: 9/12/2013
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Trailhead at the northern terminus of the Berkley segment, located off Station Road and Railroad Ave. Taken September 2013.
Uploaded: 9/11/2013
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Looking north across Station Road from the terminus of the upper, Berkley segment of the trail. The trail will eventually continue north of here and connect with the Beachwood Borough Trail, forming a continuous greenway between Barnegat and Toms River.
Uploaded: 9/11/2013
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This colorful sign points to the parking lot to northern terminus of the trail's upper segment off Station Road.
Uploaded: 9/11/2013
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This picture was taken about 1/4 mile south of wells mills rd.
Uploaded: 9/9/2013
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Another view of the pocket park in the island where the trail crosses Route 9.
Uploaded: 7/24/2013
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My mom and uncle enjoying the trail. Taken July 2013.
Uploaded: 7/24/2013
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Unusual tree along the trail just south of the Route 9 intersection. Anyone know what this is?
Uploaded: 7/24/2013
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Although most of the trail is straight, it does occasionally curve to best take advantage of the shade provided by the greenway's lush vegetation.
Uploaded: 7/24/2013
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Tree-lined trail. Taken July 2013.
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Looking north from the trail's southern terminus off Railroad Ave.
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The trail ends abruptly at a point off Railroad Ave. at the south end of town. Hopefully, it can eventually be extended further south to join the Barnegat Branch Trail.
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Colorful, blooming bushes.
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Unlike most of the trail, this small portion near the borough's southern end passes through an open field.
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The southern section of the trail was humming with activity on this midsummer day. Taken July 2013.
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Branch path connecting the trail to a nearby street.
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Paralleling Railroad Ave. (to the left) near the south end of Beachwood. Taken July 2013.
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Crossing Mizzen Ave. near the south end of Beachwood.
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Another of the many nice homes located off the trail.
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Cyclist enjoying the trail on a hot summer day.
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The trail follows a straight line for most of its length.
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My mom (right) and uncle (left) enjoying the trail near the borough's south end. Taken July 2013.
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More of the homes that benefit from their close proximity to the trail. As you can see, many borough streets lack sidewalks, which makes walking or cycling through much of the town risky.
Uploaded: 7/24/2013
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The portion of the trail south of Route 9 is better maintained and has a smoother surface than the northern section. Most of this stretch is also tree-lined, providing ample shade from the summer heat. Taken July 2013.
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The town's water tower can be seen from many points on the trail. Taken July 2013.
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After crossing Route 9, the trail continues into the southern part of town, closely paralleling Railroad Ave., a legacy of the corridor's original use.
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Mom getting ready to cross Route 9. Despite New Jersey's strict laws requiring motorists to brake for pedestrians, trail users should still use caution when crossing this busy road.
Uploaded: 7/24/2013
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'Welcome' sign in the pocket park where the trail crosses Route 9.
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A small park with a gazebo has been developed in the median where the trail crosses Route 9. Taken July 2013.
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Looking north from Route 9. You can see how this section of the trail needs some maintenance. Cyclists should use caution.
Uploaded: 7/24/2013
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Beachwood Post Office, located directly off the trail north of Route 9.
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Another of the many quaint cottages that are visible from the trail. Originally built as vacation homes, many are now permanent residences. Taken July 2013.
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Woods provide a natural barrier between the trail and nearby properties. Many small footpaths bisect these vegetation barriers, connecting homes and nearby side streets to the greenway.
Uploaded: 7/24/2013
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The trail is a great asset to borough residents, especially since not all streets have sidewalks.
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Plastic 'mutt mitts' and pet waste receptacles have been installed on the trail.
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The northern section of the trail, between Routes 166 and 9, is in need of resurfacing.
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The northern terminus of the trail is directly off Route 166 and Admiral Ave. Taken July 2013.
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Posing with my mom (on right) at the trailhead off Route 166 on the north side of town. Taken July 2013.
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Northern terminus of the trail, off Route 166 (Atlantic City Blvd.). Taken on a hot, summer day in July 2013.
Uploaded: 7/24/2013
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Trail Looking North From Lochiel Creek
Uploaded: 3/29/2012
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Welcome to the Blue Comet
Uploaded: 3/29/2012
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CNJ Turntable
Uploaded: 3/24/2012
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CNJ Water Tower
Uploaded: 3/24/2012
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Tukerton RR Coal Dump
Uploaded: 3/24/2012
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The trail passes through some beautiful pine barrens forest
Uploaded: 8/27/2009
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There is a nearby bike route near the trail that goes along the bay and a wildlife refuge. Both trails make a nice 12.2 mile ride around Barnegat and Waretown.
Uploaded: 8/27/2009
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This section of the trail was opened in the spring of 2009. Total open length is now about 4 miles.
Uploaded: 8/27/2009
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