Map of bike paths / walking paths in the Newark area


Recreational trails for walking, running and cycling in Newark, New Jersey

Newark, New Jersey map area

Newark, New Jersey

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Black Brook Trail

Columbia Trail

Branch Brook Park Trail

Grover Cleveland Park

Hackensack River Walk

Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

James Braddock Park Trail

Nomahegan Brook Trail

Nomahegan Park Trail

Overpeck County Park Trails

Patriots Path

Richard w De Korte Park Trail

Saddle River Pathway

Saw Mill Creek Trail

Second River Trail

Tea Neck Greenway

Traction Lane Recreation Trail

West Essex Trail


New York City, NT

Regional Trails

Newark is located in Northern New Jersey across the Hudson River from New York City. Other communities in the area include: Ridgewood, Peterson, Clifton, Union, Morristown, Plainfield and Woodbridge Township.

Branch Brook Park Trails, Second River Trail and Belleview Park

Branch Brook Park is located to the north of the Essex Freeway, south of Mill Street and to the west of Clifton Avenue in Newark. The park has over 6 miles of paved walking paths that stretch the length of the park. The trails wrap around Branch Brook Lake and connect the athletic fields, tennis courts and wooded areas within the park.

At the north end of Branch Brook Park, trail users can connect to the pathway along Second River and the trails within Belleview Park.

Saddle River Pathway

Saddle River County Park is located in Bergen County to the north of Newark. The park has a paved pathway system that stretches from the I-80 Express to a quarter mile noth of E. Ridgewood Avenue. The park is nestled among residential neighborhoods has lovely wooded areas, playgrounds, ponds, athletic fields and a dog park. The trails within the park are located away from traffic and have few road crossings.

Hudson River Waterfront Walkway

The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway is a system of separate paved pathways located along the shores of the Hudson Riverin various communities. From the river shores, there are fantasic views of the New York Skyline and the Statue of Liberty. The paved pathway consists of separate sections along 20 miles of the Hudson River waterfront from the Bayonne Bridge to the George Washington Bridge.

The Hudson River Waterfront Walkway goes past numerous parks, marinas, docks, piers and other points of interest. These points of interest include Flag Plaza which has the closest view of the Statue of Liberty. The walkway also goes past Liberty State Park which has a walkway over to Ellis Island and is located near the where the ferries head over to the Statue of Liberty.

For those wishing to head over to Manhattan, the walkway also goes past the Exchange Place PATH Station, the Hoboken Waterway Ferry Terminal and the Hoboken PATH Station. The walkway allows connections to the pedestrian path along the Bayonne Bridge and the George Washington Bridge.

Read more about the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway


Following are links to official off-site resources to find out more details about the recreational trails located in Trenton, New Jersey.

Individual Maps for Recreational Trails in New Jersey

Here is a list of links to the individual maps for specific recreational trails in the State of New Jersey.