New Jersey Trails

Multi-use trails and greenways are a critical part of building an active transportation movement. Trails and greenways provide safe off road transportation and recreation options for those walking and biking as well as a myriad of other benefits that impact personal health, environmental health, and economic growth. NJBWC was a leading partner in advocating for the development of the Essex Hudson Greenway as well as supporting development of other trails in the region. We are working towards the creation of a North Jersey Trail Network as part of a statewide trail network system.

For more information and ways to get involved in bringing more trails and greenways to New Jersey contact Debra Kagan at

Here are some of the trails and our partner organizations working on trail development in NJ.

NJ Trails & Organizations

The Greenway (formerly the Essex Hudson Greenway)

Information and updates on the development of the Greenway as the next NJ State Park.

NJ Trails Action Network

A statewide coalition working to advance opportunities for funding, construction, maintenance, promotion, and the use of trails in New Jersey.

The Circuit Trails

A vast regional network of hundreds of miles of multi-use trails in the Greater Philadelphia area (including counties in NJ) connecting  local communities, and providing opportunities for recreating and commuting.

Union County Connects

An organization dedicated to connecting Union County through a system of trails and promoting healthy lifestyles through safe outdoor recreation and active transportation.

Northern Valley Greenway

NVG is working to create an 8-mile-long, linear park running through six towns in Bergen County: Tenafly, Cresskill, Demarest, Closter, Norwood & Northvale.

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy is a national organization whose mission is building a nation connected by trails, reimagining public spaces to create safe ways for everyone to walk, bike and be active outdoors.

East Coast Greenway

The East Coast Greenway connects 15 states and 450 cities and towns for 3,000 miles from Maine to Florida fostering a safe walking and biking route through the country’s most populated corridor.

9/11 National Memorial Trail

The 9/11 National Memorial Trail is a 1,300-mile system of trails and roadways that symbolizes resiliency and character linking 9/11 memorial sites in NYC, VA and PA.