Union Transportation Trail is a 4 mile point-to-point trail located near Cream Ridge, NJ. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking.
Excellent trail for a fast run. Level, packed crushed gravel. Little foot traffic compared to other parks so no distractions. Great in the winter! Not a lot of shade in the summer though.
Nice trail. Some gradual incline/decline. Scenic ride, nice surface. A bit short but they are workin on it. Overall great ride!
Check out the newly completed section starting on Sharon Station Road near Herbert Rd and extending to Rt 526 near Allentown, The trail is a bit soft as it is not packed down yet but fun to ride on hybrid bike. The trail surface on the old section between Davis Rd and Monmouth Road appears to be newly groomed and is hard packed so it is easier to ride. Very enjoyable and relaxing ride - can't wait until the foliage reappears this spring.
Parked at Jonathon Holmes Rd area. walked south and past 539. nice quiet trail. Saw a huge beaver swimmin in the creek under the bridge. Lots of sweet smelling honeysuckles. Trail is straight and well taken care of - small pebble/rock surface. good for walkin, runnin, and biking. seemed nice and shady. good to avoid the hot sun.
"The Union Transportation Trail was once the Pemberton & Hightstown Railroad, a short line right-of-way established in 1864 to provide dairies and farms access to larger railroads at junctions in Pemberton (Burlington County) and Hightstown (Mercer County)."
The section I walked recently was between Davis Station Road and Jonathan Holmes Road. The path is flat and paved with crushed stone. Great for easy walking and running. Horseback riding and biking are also permitted. For those who like an open sky over them while they walk, this is a good choice.
When the northern section of the trail opens, hikers will be able to access the Assunpink Wildlife Management Area. I've walked part of this section after coming upon the abandoned railroad bed during some of my walks in the AWMA. The trail will pass over streams and swamps and allow the hiker to view the natural flora and fauna of western Monmouth County. When the trail is finished in the AWMA, I believe the visitor will find this to be the most interesting area of the trail. The AWMA section taken alone will probably be worth a four or five star rating.