United States Avenue Trail

New Jersey

United States Avenue Trail Facts

States: New Jersey
Counties: Camden
Length: 2 miles
Trail end points: Foster Avenue, Gibbsboro and Egg Harbor Road, Gibbsboro
Trail surfaces: Asphalt
Trail category: Rail-Trail
ID: 6304489
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Wheelchair Accessible, Walking

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United States Avenue Trail Description

United States Avenue Trail, which is also know locally as the "Green Trail" travels through a primarily wooded landscape between Foster Avenue and Egg Harbor Road in Gibbsboro, New Jersey. At the Foster Avenue end, the trail starts in front of the police station. For the convenience of trail users there's a bike rack here. The trail heads southeast to United States Avenue where it turns south. After crossing a driveway the trail enters the woods. The setback of the trail into the woods helps to separate trail users from the traffic along United States Avenue. Paying homage to the town's history, a set of rails has been left in place between the trail surface and the roadway. Gibbsboro's evolving off road trail network intersects the rail trail in several locations. The entrance to Lindenwold Memorial Park intersects the trail at about its midpoint. The park contains ball fields, concession stand, amphitheater, walking path and tot lot. The trail emerges from the woods and passes another congregation of athletic fields and a large parking area. The bike trail officially ends before crossing Egg Harbor Road. A sidewalk continues on the other side of Egg Harbor Road and is carried across an active railroad on a pedestrian bridge.

Parking and Trail Access

From Interstate 295, take Exit 32 toward Vorhees and Gibbsboro. Proceed southeast along Haddonfield-Berlin Road. Turn right onto Clementon Road. Turn left on Foster Avenue and park near the Police Station. To park at the Egg Harbor Road end of the trail continue on Clementon Road and turn left onto Egg Harbor Road. Parking is available at the athletic field complex just before United States Avenue.

United States Avenue Trail Reviews

This trail offers many options for walking, biking, or running. If you are willing to explore and cross roads, you can customize your trail experience and utilize a diverse network of paths. For instance, you can begin on the U.S. Ave trail which is a straight and flat gravel/asphalt mix. You can branch off into the Blueberry Hill woods trails which offer a mix of hilly asphalt and dirt trails. You can branch off into the Lindenwold Memorial Park complex which offers 2 different but connecting asphalt loops as well as a fitness circuit. You can cut through the park complex to get to the back entrance to the Lindenwold High School track if you want to incorporate this into your experience. You can follow U.S. Ave trail up toward Gibbsboro and cross onto the Paintworks loop which is a roughly 1/2 mile asphalt trail around a lake with ducks and other wildlife. Any or all of these sections can be combined to change the length and diversity of your walk/bike/run and add a challenge or some scenery to your experience. I have been using this trail 1-3 times per week for over a year and I have not gotten tired of the combination of options that are available. I have varied my runs from 1/2 mile up to 5.5 miles without having to cover any path twice and without traveling more than 1.5 miles away from where my car is parked. I hope to explore different directions to find out just how many more paths I can find to incorporate into my trail experience.

Lots of trails¿¿ love this trail...walking thru the woods with many trails to choose from that give you a great uphill work out or stay on the flat trail for less knee stress. Well maintained, but def use bug spray or the flies will drive you crazy.

Heavily traveled trail, yes you hear cars go by, but I found it safe and clean, great for little kids and dogs, it is flat but offers plenty of flora. Great shade when it's hot out. Beginning offers water fountains and bathrooms at the ball field, path ends at the former "MAB Paint works".Blueberry Hill Rd. is across the street, newer and expanding paved and gravel trails offers elevations to see Philly from on a clear day(or night). Roughly 5 miles of trails, one leads to vista of gravel pit-spotted some deer, had some close-up fly-by's of Turkey Vultures, and saw a few Oriels-a first for me. Going back regularly because I live 3 miles away.

Accordion

I live in Cherry Hill about a mile from Voorhees Town Center, and have been riding this trail for many years.

I ride past the Town Center, down Burnt Mill road, past the Gibbsboro lake, then down the trail to United States Avenue.

This takes me to Lindenwold, then I ride back. About 14 miles round trip.

The trail is a nice wooded area.

The US Ave Trail itself was relatively short - but nice & level - some gravel, some paved, with a variety of NJ vegetation & plenty of Pine Barrens trees, and a nice picnic table stop along the way. It connects with the park (with playground!) which can be a pleasant diversion with kids.

About halfway along, the Blueberry Hill trail connects with the US trail - and continues up through the woods - via a series of really well maintained paved trails, but with much greater variation of grade than the US Ave Trail. A real workout! It is worth the road crossing to explore. At/near the top you can look over the ATV/motorbike area - but be careful; you're on their turf up there!

Two drawbacks:
1) The trail was a bit busy (though it was a holiday weekend) - including some motorized vehicles (ATVs, dunebuggies, etc), even though it is clearly marked in several places as NOT for motorized vehicles - so BE CAUTIOUS.
2) The trail runs parallel to the road, so, while you don't have to CROSS the road (unless you want to continue into the wooded Blueberry Hill trails), you do have to listen to the cars passing by. It's not a secluded bike/nature experience.

There's actually another part to this trail (not shown on the map)that extends for at least an additional mile and it's probably the best part of the trail. Although this may not be a trail worthy of a long trip, it's a great local trail.

Me and my husband walk this trail often. Last night around 7pm will walked the path that starts off of RT561 and continued over United States Avenue to side of the path. There is a steep climb up Blueberry Hill, but well worth it. At the top you can view the Philadelphia skyline, who would have ever considered seeing the skyline from Gibbsboro! There are the occassional quad, but they are making there way to a wide open quarry to ride, they have all been courteous while passing walkers. Also leashed dogs with respectable owners make there way through this beautiful landscape.

The Gibbsboro Bikeway System is about five miles in length, almost all off road or behind the curb. The system includes a number of connecting paved trails. Trails that wind through the Gibbsboro Greenway. Remote paths/traisl are color coded - red, green, and blue - and include color-coded mile markers measured to each tenth of a mile. These serve asemergency identifiers and for accurate measurement of distances for persons interested in timed and measured exercises.

The bikeway system winds around Gibbsboro and includes scenic vistas that offer a scenic view of the Phildelphia skyline during good weather with low humidity (Gibbsboro is abut 14 miles southest of downtown Philadelphia). A map of the system is available at the town web site (www.gibbsborotownhall.com) in the December issue of the town newsletter (The Town Crier). The system connects to bike lanes or trails in neighboring Lindenwold and Voorhees Township. Gibbsboro has been particpating with Camden County in the development of a County-wide bikeway plan to evolve and synergize with the many municipal systems evolving in Camden County. The plan was funded with a grant from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions (ANJEC).

Ed Campbell
Mayor

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