Green Trail

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Green Trail is a 3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Matawan, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as moderate. 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.

3.0 miles
232 feet

dogs on leash





mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running






bridge out



old growth


1 month ago

Very nice hike. Well marked and well maintained.

1 month 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.

3 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.

7 months ago

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

9 months ago

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

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

9 months ago

Luv this place..

9 months ago

Easy and scenic

9 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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!

10 months ago

Good for kids and families.

11 months ago

Amazing reminded me of Pennsylvania.

11 months ago

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

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Very nice walk with a lot of variation in foliage.

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Beautiful park!I actually proposed to my wife in this park. Park rangers were very accommodating.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Nice walk.

mountain biking
Monday, April 18, 2016

Trail was a big challenging for first time back. Love it because it's so close to home.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

nice walk in the woods. any easy and fun day

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Nice hike close to home. Trails are well maintained. Usually crowded.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Nice, hiked the green trail, a bit crowded at times but overall a beautiful September trail.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Hiked this in mid-September. Beautiful trail, but on the moderate side. Although only 3 miles or so, there are a lot of rough trail spots with steep incline/decline. But, there are also Boy Scout boardwalks for some areas. My girlfriend and I both ran a gps tracker. I clocked the trail at about 3 miles exactly and she clocked it at 3.7 miles.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Took the green trail with my dog. Beautiful trail. On the way back to the green trail and stopped by the lake, we then found this green meadow that took our breath away.

Enjoy !!!!

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