Peters Brook Greeway

EASY 5 reviews

Peters Brook Greeway is a 7.1 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.

7.1 miles
144 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly


nature trips

road biking

trail running




city walk

trail running
1 month ago

The course itself is ok. Quiet, mostly decently maintained.

The signage is hot garbage. I saw at least 3 signs that falsely said the trail was ending. Some of the places where it crosses streets are well-marked, some are misleading, and some are not marked at all.

I honestly don't know if I got to either end of the trail. Good grief.

trail running
4 months ago

Kind of a weird windy trail that cuts through everything from backyards to small parks to riverfront. But not bad for a nice afternoon run. Don’t be thrown by the concrete. There are parts that get real muddy if it rains.

trail running
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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.

11 months ago