Historic Smithville Park Trails

New Jersey

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Historic Smithville Park Trails Facts

States: New Jersey
Counties: Burlington
Length: 3.9 miles
Trail end points: East Railroad Ave and Smithville Park
Trail surfaces: Dirt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6015137
Trail activities: Fishing, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Walking, Cross Country Skiing

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Historic Smithville Park Trails Description

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 woodworking industrial areas between the 1860s and 1920s.

The park features many cultural landmarks and natural habitats, including an historic district and museum, as well as five different hike and bike trails of different lengths. Though equestrians and mountain bikers are welcome, some trails are for walking only and signs are posted. The trails pass among a variety of terrain, and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are winter options. The park is home to lots of wildlife, including deer, turkey, fox, beaver and waterfowl.

The park offers fishing, canoeing, picnicking, playgrounds and a butterfly garden. Historic Smithville Park is open daily from 8 a.m. to dusk.

Parking and Trail Access

There are several places to park throughout Historic Smithville Park: Smithville Road, Meade Lane, West Railroad Avenue and Smith's Woods. For more information, view directions here.

Historic Smithville Park Trails Reviews

Great trail for family bike ride with young kids (ages 6 & 7). Perfect distance with a nice playground at about the halfway point. Clean park and well maintained.

Easy and attractive walk in the woods. Wide well maintained trails. No rocks/roots. It had rained all day the day before and there were no muddy trails. Plenty of picnic tables, parking, benches. Highly recommend for beginners or those with limited endurance. Great use of county land and well planned.

It was a beautiful day to walk the trails with the dog. The paths were clear and the day was wonderful. I was happy to still see the scarecrows displayed from the contest. Very inventive to all those who participated.
The only downside is it is a little difficult to figure out which way to go from where. Once on the trail it is clearly marked, but once an intersection is hit, not sure if left or right. At one point, I ended up in someone's back yard. Pretty sure I wasn't supposed to be there so I turned around.


Nice cool walk on a warm day. Very busy on Sunday, less crowded during the week.

Nice for family with bikes so you could go safe and slow but completely useless as a mountain biking trail.

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