Explore the most popular paved trails in New Jersey with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

walking
11 days ago

Wonderful because we were able to Bri g along our son’s wheelchair so he could accompany us! Scenic with lots of benches along the route if needed for a rest.

hiking
14 days ago

walking
19 days ago

Good for you the rainy day it was today. Asphalt pathway around a pond.

trail running
20 days ago

Not sure why the length is set as 3.8, I tracked a run on GPS as 2 miles from the parking lot to the end near Main Street. Besides that, this trail is the perfect spot for paved running or a casual stroll. There are plenty of trees though at times can have little shade. Completed this in late December. Easy.

road biking
1 month ago

love this trail. must have done it a hundred times walking and biking!

A great scenic view of the river.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice and easy to follow, except for the easternmost stretch in Highlands. This easternmost stretch is the most scenic, right along the water. Some stretches of the trail are a bit bumpy, but pretty shady for the most part. All in all, very nice.

Great walking trail! Loved it! Just wish it wasn’t a paved walk, prefer natural trail under foot. Still loved it though!

This was one of my favorite trails :) Duke Farms is like a magical storybook came to life! Everything is aesthetically pleasing and it’s so much fun to rent a bike and just ride around the whole park!

Use it nearly daily for cycling or running. Love this trail!

Just a walk in the park. Asphalt paved walking path creates the loop. Many deer.

road biking
3 months ago

Keep in mind, a lot of the trail isn't paved, a lot of gravel paths and the Beachwood/Toms River portion is still 100% wild, no trail whatsoever, just sand and swamps.

walking
3 months ago

Basically, an asphalt sidewalk. Very nice and easy for beginners and/or someone just wanting to take a nice walk. There are some historical landmarks and statues, with information, which is awesome if you're into that. Would definitely do it again, especially on a nice weather day...

3 months ago

The path beyond prospect street is fenced off.

Short out and back. 6 or 7 road crossings. Drivers would not stop to allow pedestrians to cross.

Mostly backyards on either side of the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Small easy hike.

Great for strolling around with a baby! Easy, paved loop with pretty scenery. Besides a baseball field, there is also a volleyball net, swing set and soccer field. Can see enjoying this park for many years to come with the kids.

Crowded on a school holiday. All alone on a workday.
Northern end:
Feels like a park in an urban setting.
Southern end:
Beautiful paved bike trail through forest.
One note: the not paved trail is in dire need of maintenance. Lots of briars and muddy spots.
Biking, what more could you ask for?

trail running
3 months ago

Love running on this trail in the fall

There is some confusion here, I read where people describe the park as flat and all paved and not having trails. That is not correct. The trails start right across the street from the park you will see the sign at the park entrance there are two trails at the entrance, hidden creek and schoolhouse and then they branch off,. Just had a delightful run there.❤️❤️❤️

Beautiful, scenic paved and gravel bike trails throughout the property with plenty of places to stop for a picnic. Beautifully manicured property with tons of wildflowers and trees. Lots of shade make this an easy bike ride, with small inclines. Original structures can be found along some of the paths. Sundays in the summer are always fun because the local farmer’s market sets up on the property.

hiking
4 months ago

GPS brought me to the side of Route 94 but the trailhead is at the end of the road in Lodestar Park.

Overall an easy hike that is suitable for just about any skill level. The educational markers could use some attention as a few are missing or damaged. I picked up some trash and empty water bottles but more maintenance is needed.

Although the trail is very basic with only a few intersecting paths, better blazing would be helpful.

Not much to see on the trail but the park itself is a great place to bring the kids, dogs, or bikes. Sports fields and playgrounds also located here.

My favorite in the area

walking
5 months ago

Essentially just a walk around the park. Could not locate any trail from the Birch Dr. corner till past the tennis courts.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Nice trails to take the kids on.

trail running
5 months ago

Great path for running, biking, or walking. Rather flat, which is great for anyone using it.

The complete ride, hike or bike is 5.2 miles just one way. At no time did I have to ride my bike on the road. You ( CAN ) ride on the Boardwalk up until 12 noon. After that you will have to ride up or down on Ocean Ave. Being a senior, I didn't complete the 10.4 miles of a total round trip. You will get a beautiful ride if you get started during Sunrise. The entire trip is all flat. Wood on the Boardwalk and concrete paths. You only have two ramps. One on each end of the boardwalk. If you plan to checkout the Observation pier down near the Wildwood Crest be sure to bring a bike lock. No bikes allow on that pier ( People ONLY ).

road biking
6 months ago

The whole path is paved and perfect for road biking. There are off-road paths off the trail that are fun for mountain bikes too.

trail running
6 months 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
6 months ago

Great running trail, really feels like you stepped away from suburbia into the woods. Quiet, super lush & green

It’s more of a Park than a trail. Has a playground and gazebo where wedding parties commonly come to take pictures. Also you can bring sale boats for the lake. Wide path for walking, running, biking, roller skating etc. and has two small bridges. And lots of space for picnics but also lots of Canadian Geese. They also have fireworks displays around the 4th.

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