Explore the most popular Road Biking 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.

19 hours ago

Hiking 6 miles total. Sunny beautiful day.

3/23/19 - Literally a walk in the park. If you enter at the Trail Head, you'll have to walk quite a ways to get to the actual loop, which we did not do Rusty. Not much scenery on this route. This would made for a great bike ride, which is what all the signs indicate.

I'll definitely come back but will look for an entrance closer to the loop.

Very easy and very flat. Nice stroll in the neighborhood

We love it!

6 days ago

ok trail very long and it's a paved road for the most part then some gravel roads , be careful near the abandoned trains they are in very poor condition. gorgeous town and great food but I perfer the woods for hiking.

trail running
6 days ago

plus 1.3

off trail
7 days ago

Good size friendly park with plenty of parking more then 2 miles and with an event stage for other activities.

3.5 miles

12 days ago

mostly flat and all paved with well kept asphalt.

Excellent for family biking, fave bike, walking trail. Nice view of Statue of Liberty plus Ferry boat to Ellis Island and Liberty Island.

14 days ago

Great Trail. My friend and I walked a loop around Cooper River. We walked from South Park Drive to South Crescent Boulevard then over the bridge to North Park Drive. It was busy with walkers, joggers, and bikers. The weather was relatively nice. Sunny with temperatures in the mid 40’s. We hiked to East Cuthbert Blvd.. We went over the bridge and back to the car. The highlight was the woman with 2 dogs. One dog had a bad leg so she had a small wagon for the dog. So one dog was walking the other dog was bundled up in the cool weather and being towed by the woman. Very cute. Great hike. Comeback park.

14 days ago

We took this hike on a warm, sunny winter day. It would probably have been nicer in the summer, when the trees would do a better job of blocking our view of the road/businesses/junk yards/houses. Still, it was fun. Important to note that this is a flat, paved trail, so it’s really more of a walk than a hike. Our dog loved it!

Short trail encircling part of a river and a pond. Lots of dog walkers. Muddy along river trail.

Fun winter hike. We went right after several inches of snow fell. The snow made it a difficult hike (mostly because there a number of elevation changes), but it was fun and very pretty. Trails are mostly well marked, except that, in a few instances, they are not well marked and in those cases we made wrong turns. The GPS saved us a few times. The main downside of the hike, which has great views and is mostly very scenic, is that the trail runs right by busy streets sometimes, which isn’t ideal. Overall, I would recommend the hike, especially in the winter. Our dog loved it!

great pine baron hike

Went counterclockwise from Pakim Pond parking Lot. Trail was well marked. When the trail crossed a paved road there was spray painted information like arrows pointing to where the trail went back into the woods. There were also clear markers there also. We did not do the whole trail but walked down some roads to cut our hike shorter to 8.5 miles. We also ran into a river running across the trail near the lakes on the western side so we turned back to Forest Road and then a left onto Coopers Road back to the parking lot. It had rained the night before, but this was the only place we ran into an impassable trail.
The trail is typical Pine Baron scenery and topography (flat!), but it was nice and quiet. There is a beautiful stand of Cedar trees on Buttreworth Road which is part of the trail, and a bathroom nearby at the crossroad, which I did not expect, nor need, but I peeled inside and it was clean.

We parked at East Young’s Ave and traveled North of the boardwalk with our dogs. Since it was in February, we were able to enjoy few people and the strange beauty of the offseason. We did 5miles in total for our out and back, but enjoyed boardwalk, sidewalk, and beach walking. This is an easy, flat out and back allowing you to take in beautiful ocean and boardwalk views. Very dog friendly as well. Dress for the wind!

1 month ago

Excellent Trail. This trip, about 5 miles, was a bit icy but enjoyable. Hope to do it again in the Spring.

A little icy, very muddy.

Nice level trail maintained by Monmouth County Parks. We like to walk from the southern/western end up to Davis Station Rd and then get something to eat at the Roost at Cream Ridge Golf Course.

1 month ago

There is no reason that this should be rated as moderate. Flat and mostly along beach the whole way.

I got to this trail from walking over the GW bridge from manhattan. It’s a bit confusing from there...from the south side walkway after crossing, turn right and go under the overpass, and a little bit until you reach a sign that says the north GW pathway is closed and stairs. That’s actually the long trail, follow the stairs up and to the left, then the aqua/teal blazes. At Alison park you lose the blazes and actually have to go on road for a few mins, past the bathrooms etc and then towards the left. You’ll pass a residential house then what I think was a medical type center with a Saint’s name. Trail picks up right around there to the left side of the road. Also note, went today (2/3/19) and it was SUPER muddy.

Nice easy hike. Although a bit icy in spots

paved. wear good socks my feet hurt after the 6 niles bc of asphalt. no bathroom unless u detour to wawa. very loud german Shepard in one of the yards on the way but they have an electric fence. not woodsy at all

Great pine barren hike, it was a wet hike but we could have taken the green trail around but we didn’t.

This was a fun excursion. I came for the hiking trail and stayed for the nature preserve. It’s only $2 to hike and $4 to drive the 8 mile Brigantine National Wild life Refuge Bird Sanctuary road. Unfortunately due to the Government Shutdown, the education center and museum were closed. Open however was a boardwalk, multiple trails and few towers to observe wildlife. I highly recommend a trip to the Edwin B. Forsythe Wildlife Refuge.

This is a great trail when you are in a hurry but want to get a quick hike/run in. It is just off the road, but far enough that you aren't walking past cars as they whiz by. There are some nice bridges and even a hidden single track with some elevation.

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