Peters Brook Greeway

EASY 3 reviews

Peters Brook Greeway is a 7.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Somerville, New Jersey that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
137 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

city walk

hiking
3 months ago

trail running
4 months ago

As of mid-July 2017 the South Bridge Street parking lot is closed with no posted explanation. As a result, fewer people are using this section of the trail resulting in the dumping of trash by interlopers. It's a shame. This beginning part of the trail could be very nice. The rest of the trail is pieced together from various trails and parks with some local roads required. Not a bad outing for a run/ride. To extend the trip beyond the end of the Greenway, follow the map. The bridge over 202/206 is ramped for easy riding. The other side of the highway features a nice wooded part of the trail. My round trip was 7.7 miles.

hiking
5 months ago

This trail is a quiet, paved path that follows Peters Brook through Somerville. There is a small parking lot on South Bridge Street, off of 206 for the Greenway. There are small green signs that direct walkers where to go, although most of the route is off street. The western end of the trail follows Mountain Avenue and then a ramp for 202. There is a large pedestrian overpass over 202 where the trail continues through a wooded park making a loop. You could also access the trail here behind the Somerset Shopping Center. The trail gets some local use, but was pretty quiet. It follows the brook closely for much of its length.