Green Trail (United States Ave Trail) – Gibbsboro Greenway – Gibbsboro, Camden County, NJ
Distance – 1.1 miles total (one way)
Type – out-and-back
Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Gibbsboro Greenway Brochure
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Woods and some wetter areas
Surface – Paved or gravel
Trailheads – 39°50’10.05″N, 74°57’49.38″W (by Gibbsboro Police Station)
39°49’13.87″N, 74°58’1.08″W (Lindenwold Park)
Directions – Trailhead is located at 5 Foster Ave, Gibbsboro, NJ 08026, but no parking there (seriously no parking, it’s the police department). Parking is nearby (see below)
Parking – We parked in the lot at United State Ave South and Haddonfield-Berlin Road, then walked partway around the Paintworks Trail, cutting across the parking lot (private, don’t park there) to reach the United States Ave Trail. This added about a half mile each way, but it’s a pretty half mile.
Dog friendly? Yes, but must be leashed and cleaned up after.
Stroller friendly? Definitely.
Benches? A picnic table along the way, benches around Paintworks Trail.
Facilities?: Picnic table.
Markings – Concrete posts with mileage.
So the last many weeks have been either cold or wet or both and I hate it so much. I heard rumors of the sun perhaps making an appearance (although still had the wet), so The Pres, Tree Rider, and Kite Flyer all jumped in the car and we headed for the paved trails of the Gibbsboro Greenway.
Now you may remember the Gibbsboro Greenway from such posts as the wildly popular Blueberry Hill hike or the Paintworks Lake Walking Trail Hike. Gibbsboro takes their greenways seriously, so we were happy to take on the third of four trails here.
To start, we parked in the lot for the Paintworks Lake Walking Trail. There are several lots closer than this, and you are welcome to use them if you like your car to be ticketed and towed, because the lots are private property. Otherwise, park where we describe above in parking. Going this way requires walking a bit around the Paintworks Lake Walking Trail, then crossing the parking lot to the trailhead at the Gibbsboro Police Station.
Once on the trail, head to the corner, then turns right. The trail will parallel US Ave the whole way, but will quickly duck a bit further into the woods to give you some space between the trail and the road (this space is filled by the old railroad line).
Along the trail, make sure to check out the signs labeling some of the plantlife of South Jersey.
The trail winds through the woods before emerging at a pretty little lake.
After the lake, the continues on through to the border with Lindenwold. Several trails will split off to the left, two of them heading toward Blueberry Hill. You can head that way to lengthen your hike.
At this point, you’ve come about a mile and a half from where we parked. Time to turn around and head back the way that we came for another mile and a half.
We got back to Silver Lake (aka, Paintworks Lake) just in time for a beautiful sunset, the first one in ages. It was great.
Then back in the car to start feeding the kids before bed.
Nearby: Connected with this trail are the Blueberry Hill Trail and the Paintworks Lake Walking Trail.
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Beautiful pond, nice sunset, labeled plants on the nature trail
Never really get out of the sight of a busy road.
Great pix! I rode my bike on the United States Avenue trail 4½ years ago (including a “side trip” to Blueberry Hill), and wasn’t even aware of the Paintworks Lake Walking Trail! Nice little system of trails there, and I liked the shot with the old railroad tracks in it; didn’t recall seeing those either.
Keep up the great work!
There are many, many more trails in the Gibbsboro system that you have yet to discover. More lakes, climbs, and views of the Phila skyline. You need to spend a weekend in town! See this link: http://www.gibbsborotownhall.com/index.php/bikeway-info
Thanks Ed! I’ve very much enjoyed the US Ave Trail, Blueberry Hill (hiked there probably two dozen times over the years, it never gets old), and the Paintworks Trail! Still need to walk the Blue Trail!
You have a wonderful town. Especially the ice cream at Masso’s!