Hit the Trail: 10 Awesome Bike Trails in NJ

Mountain biker on bike trail in the forest

If you love riding your bike, it’s time to load it up and hit the trails. New Jersey has tons of awesome bike trails. Take a look at the state’s 10 best. Then, see how many you can visit this year.

Ocean City Boardwalk

The Ocean City Boardwalk offers stunning ocean views that you can enjoy as you whiz by on your bike. The boardwalk is busy with pedestrians, so you can only ride your bike during certain hours of the day. These hours are typically from 5 a.m. until noon, but check the website for changes before heading out.

Pine Barrens River Ramble

Pine Barrens River Ramble is a 42.6-mile loop that will take you through forests, rivers, and more. Expect to get a good workout in when you ride on this trail.

Sandy Hook Bike Path

This Monmouth County path runs along the Sandy Hook peninsula. The Sandy Hook Bike Path also takes you past the Sandy Hook Lighthouse and other historic sites.

Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway

The Edgar Felix Memorial Bikeway is 5.2 miles long. It will take you past deep forests and residential neighborhoods in Monmouth County.

Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail

The Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park Trail is 69.5 miles long. You will pass cobblestone spillways, stone culverts, and other interesting structures.

Union Transportation Trail

The Union Transportation Trail used to be a railroad, and now it is a multi-use path. You will pass lots of beautiful rural scenery on your ride.

Kittatinny Valley State Park

Kittatinny Valley State Park has two trails. Choose the 20-mile Sussex Branch Trail or stretch your legs out even more on the 27-mile Paulinskill Valley Trail.

The Cape May Shoreline Ride

The Cape May Shoreline Ride is a 46.4-mile loop. The trail begins at the Cape May Lighthouse, and it loops you back around to the lighthouse at the end.

Henry Hudson Trail

The 22-mile Henry Hudson Trail has a Northern and Southern section. Pick a starting point and pass through wetlands, streams, forests, and more.

Allamuchy Mountain State Park

Choose from 20 miles of unmarked trails or over 14 miles of marked trails at Allamuchy Mountain State Park. Use the handy trail map to find exactly where you want to begin.

 

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