Explore the most popular trails in Allaire State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Allaire State Park is probably best known for its historic 19th-century iron making town, Allaire Village, and its antique steam trains on the Pine Creek Railroad. The Manasquan River, which winds through the park, attracts canoeists and fishermen. The rivers floodplain provides habitat for over 200 species of wildflowers, trees and plants as well as habitat for birds and other wildlife. Hikers, mountain bikers and horseback riders enjoy the many trails in the park.

Nice ride, shorter because we started at the Main St. end, and then it was detoured right, up to the Wall Township Municipal area. Probably around 8 miles total up and back. Would like to do it again starting from the other end.

hiking
4 months ago

Not a whole lot to look at here. There are tiny ticks in the short grass though. Be very careful, tuck your pants into your socks, then check yourself very carefully afterwards. I didn't do any bushwhacking at all, but ended up with tons of ticks on my feet and ankles.

road biking
4 months ago

Parked at Allaire State park by the train parking area and rode to the end in Manasquan. Nice flat ride and easy to follow.

hiking
4 months ago

So many ticks. Not really much bushwhacking at all, but the ticks must have been hiding on the short grass. I had a ton of tiny ticks on my legs and feet. Didn't notice them until I got home. Just counting down til Lyme symptoms start. When you get to the point where the yellow (or orange) trail parallels the green trail, take the alternate trail for a little bit and avoid the overgrown portion of the green trail.

hiking
over grown
5 months ago

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muddy
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice trail to check out little confusing at some points due to missing trail markers

It is good for what it is worth. It is completely flat and paved from one end to the other. So basically it is as easy as you can possibly get. There is even easy access to water at multiple places. If that wasn’t enough, there are benches generously sprinkled all over the trail. It is very pretty and pleasant and it is easy to just extend your hike all the way to the ocean if you don’t mind tacking on about 4 miles. So, perfect for walking and jogging, but I would not call it hiking and certainly not call it backpacking.

hiking
Fri Nov 30 2018

Smooth walk along the towpath for the canal. Great for bird watching along the ponds. Should be easy during late winter snows.

hiking
Fri Nov 30 2018

Part of the trail is the tow path for the canal. Part is service road and a third is a normal trail. Nice detour through a marshy area.

Very nice trail. Mostly flat with some slight inclines but very minimal. Great way to ride 10 miles each way and stay off roads.

walking
Fri Nov 10 2017

Perfect fall day for this 4 mile lollipop trail through Allaire State Park. Green trail follows the old canal from the Village entrance, up under I-195, and past Long Swamp Pond. Some sections allow bicycles and other areas allow for equestrians.

This was a great afternoon ride. Quiet ride with only a few easy road crossings. A couple of small Hills to mix it up. To clarify, the 7 miles is one way from Wall Municipal complex to the parking lot of Allaire State Park.

walking
Mon Jun 06 2011

Paved path that is great for walking and biking. Brings you from one town to another. The great Allaire State Park at one end and Manasquan on the other. Also the Wall bike path can be accessed from this path. Some great Geocaches along the route.

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mountain biking
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3 months ago

mountain biking
3 months ago

on Allaire Red Trail

mountain biking
3 months ago

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