21 Bike Trails in South Jersey

Whether you’re an avid cyclist or just want to get a little fresh air, South Jersey has bike trails for all types of riders. See the list below to see our favorite bike trails in Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, Salem, and Atlantic Counties.

 

Burlington County

1. Black Run Preserve, Evesham Township

Black Run Preserve is a 1300-acre natural gem that’s perfect for biking, hiking, walking your dog, fishing, birdwatching and so much more. There are actually over 100 bird species sightings here.

 

2. Delaware River Heritage Trail, Burlington/Bordentown

A 60 mile loop that highlights the cultural and natural resources along the scenic Delaware River estuary. The 2.8 mile segment in Burlington County links portions of Bordentown, Fieldsboro and Bordentown via on-road paths and sidewalks.

 

3. Hartford Crossing Trails, Medford

This natural biking and hiking trail system is located in the forest between Hartford Crossing Sports Complex. Open to the public, the Hartford Crossing Trails offer a sanctuary for trail bicycle riders and nature hikers.

 

4. Historic Smithville Park, Eastampton

Historic Smithville Park is the centerpiece of the Burlington County Parks System. This 312-acre park and 22-acre lake features a diverse collection of habitats and terrain. Visitors can enjoy biking, hiking, fishing, canoeing, and picnicking.

 

5. Kinkora Trail, Columbus

The trail is 2.15 miles one way. The trail is a segment between Mansfield Community Park on East Main Street and Island Road. Trail entrance is in Mansfield Community Park near the baseball fields.

 

6. Rancocas Park, Hainesport

Over 8 miles of blazed biking and hiking trails. Canoe and fishing access to the Rancocas Creek. There’s also equestrian trails. Enter the trail on Deacon Road or Rancocas Avenue.

 

Camden County

7. Blueberry Hill Trail, Gibbsboro

This biking and hiking trail is part of the Gibbsboro Greenways system, a growing network of biking, hiking, and walking trails in Gibbsboro. The trail is paved in parts, gravel in parts and dirt in parts. The official length is is 0.7 miles but there are more trails (official and non-official) that connect to the trail.

 

8. Camden County College Trails, Blackwood

This 4 mile trail is perfect for biking (and dirt biking), running, and walking. The trails are blazed with colored arrows, helping to keep a specific route, but it’s easy to connect to any of the trails.

 

9. Cooper River Park, Pennsauken Township

Cooper River Park is 346.55 acres and runs through Pennsauken, Cherry Hill, Collingswood and Haddon Township. Some features include 2 bike trails, one cross country course, a dog park, fishing, picnic areas, and so much more.

 

10. Kresson Trails, Cherry Hill

The Kresson Trails feature woodlands, meadows and streams and are the perfect place for mountain biking, trail running, hiking, and nature watching. With over 3 miles of trails, you can choose up to 7 different paths to take all ranging in distance and difficulty level.

 

11. Maria Barnaby Greenwald Memorial, Cherry Hill

Greenwald Park is about 47 acres and has a 1.2 mile bike path (from Grove Street to Kings Highway). The park also has a softball field, cross country course, environmental center, picnic area, and a watchable wildlife trail.

 

12. Merchantville Bike Path, Merchantville

The Merchantville Bike Path is one of the smallest segments in The Circuit Trails. At just 1.5 miles in length, the trail may not be long, but it is a well-loved and well used route by cyclists, joggers, and walkers.

 

13. Newton Lake Park, Haddon Township

Newton Lake Park runs through Collingswood, Oaklyn, and Haddon Township and is bounded by Cuthbert Boulevard and the White Horse Pike. There are 2.43 miles of bike paths, picnic area, playgrounds, fishing piers and a boat ramp.

 

Gloucester County

14. Ceres Park, Sewell

With an extensive trail system through upland and wetland forests, Ceres Park can seem much bigger than 52 acres. The trails lead through a diverse selection of plant life and beautiful views of Emerald and Cedar Lakes.

 

15. Chestnut Branch Park, Mantua Township

Chestnut Branch Park is more than 109 acres and includes a paved path that many cyclists and walkers use. The park has athletic fields, rolling hills with scenic trails, and a butterfly garden.

 

16. Glassboro Wildlife Management Area, Clayton

Glassboro WMA is 2,337 acres of low deciduous swamp forest with streams, ponds, and some cleared fields. A network of sandy roads for bikers, runners, and walkers offers many viewing opportunities in different habitats. This is a good “birding by ear” destination most of the year.

 

17. Monroe Township Bikeway, Monroe Township

This multi-use trail is a total 6.25 miles in length connecting Williamstown to Glassboro. The trail runs along a section of the former right-of-way for the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines railroad.

 

Salem County

18.  Elephant Swamp Trail, Elk Township to Elmer

The Elephant Swamp Trail is built on top of the former railroad bed that once ran from Glassboro to Bridgeton. The northern portion of the trail is well maintained and used by cyclists and walkers.

 

Atlantic County

19. Penn Branch Trail, Batsto Village

This 18 mile trail runs through the heart of Wharton State Forest and the Pine Barrens and is dedicated to mountain biking. It is the longest trail part of a network of trails that originate from Batsto.

 

20. Batsto Fire Trail, Batsto Village

The Batsto Fire Trail is an easy 6.2 mile loop that consists of winding single-track and fire roads. The trail serves as an introduction for beginners new to the Wharton State Forest mountain bike trail system.

 

21. Estell Manor County Park, Mays Landing

Bike, jog or walk The Loop Road exercise trail with exercise stations. The path is paved, just be aware that cars are allowed to use this road also.

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