Rancocas Creek Greenway Trail

New Jersey

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Rancocas Creek Greenway Trail Facts

States: New Jersey
Counties: Burlington
Length: 4.32 miles
Trail end points: Amico Island (81 Norman Ave, Riverside) and Pennington Park (801 Creek Rd, Delanco)
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 13176426

Rancocas Creek Greenway Trail Description

From Amico Island in Delran to Pennington Park in Delanco, the Rancocas Creek Greenway Trail is a multiuse paved trail that curves along Rancocas Creek. Although the trail passes through primarily urban areas, the trail provides a green oasis in the concrete jungle. Often lined with trees and surrounded by greenery, the trail offers beautiful views of the water as it crosses streams and the Rancocas Creek. 

Parts of the trail utilize sidewalks and the off-road sections are fairly flat, smooth, and paved. The off-road sections of the trail in Riverside and in Delanco are wide and make for a smooth ride for those using mobility aids and for families with strollers. The Riverside-Delanco/Pavilion Avenue bridge pedestrian walkway and the sidewalk/on-road sections may be more difficult to navigate. The trail is open from dawn to dusk year-round. 

From the parking lot on Amico Island (81 Norman Ave, Riverside), the trail is off-road as it heads east along Rancocas Creek. Running parallel to River Drive, the trail connects with the municipal park at 0.75 miles and crosses a stream via a pedestrian bridge 1 mile down-trail. The trail then utilizes sidewalks as it continues through downtown Riverside—first along Polk Street, crossing the intersection of Fairview Street and Madison Street, and finally turning left onto Pavilion Avenue. Stay on the north side of the sidewalk on Pavilion Avenue. At 1.5 miles, the sidewalk connects to the pedestrian walkway on the Riverside-Delanco/Pavilion Avenue bridge, which crosses over Rancocas Creek. 

On the northside of the bridge, the trail continues along the Rancocas Creek in the Delanco Township for another 2.23 miles to Pennington Park. Along the route, the trail passes behind Newton’s Landing and connects to the paths that wind through Pennington Park (801 Creek Rd, Delanco). The entire length from Amico Island to the end of Pennington Park is 3.7 miles. 

A currently unconnected section of the trail, also known as the Rancocas Pointe Trail, winds along the water east of the 3.7-mile segment. With a surface alternating between boardwalk and crushed stone, the trail is .62 miles long and runs behind the Rancocas Pointe subdivision. Access the trail just left of the outdoor patio of the restaurant at 876 Centerton Rd, Mt Laurel Township. From there the trail continues east and dead-ends at Parker's Creek. The boardwalk provides a raised walkway above the wetter areas. Benches along the route provide areas for resting and appreciating the view. During the spring, summer, and fall, the trail is sheltered by a colorful canopy of the trees. In all seasons, enjoy beautiful views of the creek and of the woodlands surrounding the trail.

This trail provides increased connectively and alternatives means for navigating the townships of Riverside and Delanco. Whether commuting, grocery shopping, visiting friends, or exploring, the trail is a great way to travel. For visitors and locals alike, the Rancocas Creek Greenway Trail offers opportunities for recreation and of course, scenic view of the water and surrounding landscape. 

Parking and Trail Access

Parking is available at a number of locations along the trail. View the TrailLink map for all options and detailed directions. Parking locations include the Amico Island’s parking lot (81 Norman Ave, Riverside) and several parking lots in Pennington Park (801 Creek Rd, Delanco), including the soccer fields parking lot (479 Creek Rd #377) and the dog park (23PC+88, Delanco, NJ 08075). 

Parking for the section known as the Rancocas Pointe Trail is available in a dedicated lot (876 Centerton Rd, Mt Laurel Township). The parking lot closest to the road is for those using the trail. After parking, head north through the next parking lot (the restaurant's parking lot) and the trail entrance is left of the restaurant's patio. There is at least one accessible parking space.


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