Green Trail is a 2.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Matawan, New Jersey that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.2 miles
160 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly



cross country skiing


mountain biking

nature trips


trail running







There's a $5 entrance fee on weekdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day, and a $10 entrance fee on weekends and holidays between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

4 months ago

A pleasant walk through the woods in Cheesequake state park. Most of the trail is well marked and in good shape. There are a few sections that go through low-lying wet/muddy areas that are not well cared for, e.g., logs on the wet ground in lieu of boards. Some scenic views of the surrounding marshlands but not spectacular.

4 months ago

Nice hike, well maintained trails. The loop is 3.5 miles, not 3. Also, since it's a weekend between Memorial Day and Labor Day, there was a $10 entrance fee. Overall it was enjoyable! Not really any spectacular views along the trail but it was still pretty.

4 months ago

Starting to hike again and this trail was great to kind of get my feet wet again. It is very well maintained and easy to navigate. I would like to go after rainfall so see the actual waterways filled and running. Would definitely go again.

5 months ago

Well-signed trail system in Cheesequake. Well-maintained trail. Not really much views, but a nice walk in the trees. Mosquitoes weren't bad until it hit 9:30am. Then it was like a switch was flipped.

5 months ago

Beautiful and fun.

6 months ago

Very well marked and pretty empty at the time I went which was nice. Only one area where the little stream blocked the trail but a bunch of logs were placed so you could get over without getting too wet (until your dog pulls you into the water anyway). Definitely on my list to do again in the later spring/summer as the trees were still pretty bare and plants were still brown during mid-April.

6 months ago

it was good but some parts of the trail were very unkempt. I wouldn't go after a rain it floods pretty bad unless I had waterproof boots.

6 months ago

Walking running scenic view. Mostly flat land and uphill also boardwalks over water. My favorite place to get in my cardio. My dogs love it too.

6 months ago

Very good to family and friends

9 months ago

Very nice hike. Well marked and well maintained.

9 months ago

I went on a very similar trail, the red trail. It was very muddy and slippery. There was also many stairs. But overall it was very scenic and amazing.

11 months ago

Nice, well marked and well maintained trail that’s easy to navigate. Not a bad set of views and walks for the area.

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

I'll start with $20 parking fee for non NJ residents.
Park it self is very clean and well taken care of(I see where $20 goes to) Green trail was 3 miles long , it is well marked and easy to walk on. Trail should be marked as easy

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

$5 admission fee at the entrance of the park. Moderate trail with a lot of wooded stairs and views.. bug spray is a must!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Bring bug spray!!! like seriously bring it with on the trail too
gorgeous hike but it does goes through the "wetlands" which is just a nicer way of saying it can get a little swampy

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Luv this place..

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Easy and scenic

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Very very clean park, nice trails went through several environments from saltwater marshes, bogs, pine forests, freshwater swamps, and oak forests. The green trail allows you to see coastal habitats and inland old forests.

Some areas could use improvement as I had to walk through several muddy areas, and a boardwalk would have benefitted these areas. But it's not the outdoors if you don't get dirty right?

Bring bug spray to prevent the gnats which we're plentiful in the salt marshes.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

every step I was walking into spider webs, and was being attacked by bugs. it got so bad to the point where we left early. only thing cool about the place was the wildlife and a cabin that tells you about all the kinds of wildlife that has lived there over the years!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Good for kids and families.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Amazing reminded me of Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

I love cheesequake park trails ! Easy to follow and it's a nice hike to do when you wake up in the morning and just feel like hiking ! There is also the Red and Blue Trail here which are definitely worth trying :)

Saturday, February 04, 2017

This was Charlie's first outing off leash. He did very well and never strayed too far.

As far as the trail goes, this is a pretty place to hike. Fairly level throughout with just a couple of bumps here and there. Lots of boardwalks and wooden stairs. Not bad at all for a spur of the moment short trip.

I also had the pleasure of meeting the folks from the nj website. Very nice people who have a ton of NJ hiking videos up on their YouTube channel.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

good local spot for a blast

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

excellent trails. Lots of steps.

Sunday, September 04, 2016

Excellent place for kids and adults .

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Did the 3 mile trail which could be moderate at times. Don't forget the bug spray

Monday, July 04, 2016


Monday, July 04, 2016

Had a blast

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