Jones Beach Bikeway

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Jones Beach Bikeway is a 9.2 mile out and back trail located near Wantagh, New York and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and road biking and is best used from March until May.

DISTANCE
9.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
160 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

road biking

trail running

walking

beach

no dogs

A paved bikeway to Jones Beach. Better than paying the toll. (4 miles) The Ellen Farrant Memorial Bikeway consists of 4.4 miles of paved surface that parallels the Wantagh Parkway from Cedar Creek Park to Jones Beach. To one side is a fairly uninspiring highway that can be disturbingly close and without a separating guardrail. To the East, however, are marshes, waterways and tidal flats and all the nature and scenery that comes with it. The Southern terminus of the trail ends in a huge set of bike racks and signs warning that bicycles are not allowed on Jones Beach. Off-season there might not be anyone around to stop you from riding down to the boardwalk but if you want to save yourself the toll on the Wantagh Parkway and the parking fees at Jones Beach, park at Cedar Creek and rollarblade or bike down to the beach.

13 days ago

fairly flat except for the bridges. the wind can work against you.
on the weekend it's fairly busy and not a lot of bike courtesy going on. decent ride.

road biking
27 days ago

8.5 miles to TOBAY!

1 month ago

All paved so it's friendly for longboarders, skateboarders, and rollerbladers.

From the parking fields to the beach is a little more 4 miles and there are 3 bridges to cross over.

walking
1 month ago

I never stopped moving but at least 5 ticks found me. Definitely spray the bug repellent before you go here.

walking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months ago

A great path to run. Wish there were less cars passing by though.

mountain biking
3 months ago

road biking
9 months ago

9 months ago

11 months ago

road biking
Saturday, July 16, 2016

Saturday, July 09, 2016

road biking
Thursday, July 07, 2016

road biking
Thursday, June 23, 2016

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Great bike path,even for beginners. The hardest part of this is the fact that is 4 miles each way and there are two big hills. However, for the hills you are encouraged to walk your bike up/down them.
This path can be more difficult depending on the wind.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

I always enjoy it I live in Merrick ride east on Merrick road ride down to the jones beach inn an go though cedar creek to the path go down to the beach wear my son is a guard to see him or to the Nikon theater to get tickets or Tobay for a ride it's about 15 miles round trip for me to the theater and a little over 20 to tobay depending on the wind it usually easy one direction.

road biking
Wednesday, February 26, 2014

this trail is now 17.5 miles round trip..beautiful extension to access the boardwalk by bike,trail goes out to Tobay Beach .

walking
Saturday, December 22, 2012

walking
Sunday, November 11, 2012

hiking
Monday, August 27, 2012

Nice trail for rollerblading! Only negative is that you're along Wantagh Parkway the whole time so cars are constantly going by.