Offroad Biking

Updated – January 29, 2018

A few times a month, I get asked about offroad biking trails… because, you know… South Jersey Trails and all.  Then I stand there like an idiot.  Because I’ve only ever done it once, and that was a long way off in Acadia National Park.

So, what I would LOVE is a guest writer or writers who want to share their thoughts and rankings of local mountain bike trails that people can get out and bike on.  So if you have any interest, please let me know, I promise to make it as painless as possible!

Until such a person or people emerge, I will be keeping a running list here of mountain bike trails that I hear about, so folks that love mountain biking.  By necessity, these will have links to outside this page, but it’s a place to start!

Jersey Off Road Biking Association (JORBA),
who do trail maintenance and hold events.
Evesham Cycling Club – for road cycling
South Jersey Wheelmen Bicycle Club – club base out of Vineland

Camden County



Blackwood –
Camden County College Trails – Blackwood, NJ

Cherry Hill –
Kresson Trails – Cherry Hill, NJ

Burlington County



Evesham Township (Marlton) –
Black Run Preserve Trails – Marlton, NJ – including a new, dedicated biking trail.

Hainsport –
Rancocas State Park (South End) – Hainsport, NJ – 8.2 miles of trails.

Mansfield Township –
Crystal Lake County Park – Mansfield, NJ 

Medford –
Hartford Crossing Trails – 1.25 miles and growing!

New Lisbon –
Mt Misery Trail – Brendan Byrne State Forest – New Lisbon, NJ – about 10 miles

Washington Township (Batsto, etc)
Penn Branch Trail – Batsto, NJ – 18 mile long trail dedicated to offroad biking.

Westampton –
Rancocas State Park (North End) – Westampton, NJ – please note that biking is allowed in the state park, but NOT in the adjacent Rancocas Nature Center.  It’s easy to tell the boundary, as the two are separated by a stream.  If you cross a bridge, you switched parks.

Gloucester County



Elk Township – 
Elephant Swamp Trail – Elk Township to Elmer, NJ – 6 miles (one way) – this is an old rail trail, so flat, flat, flat

Mantua (Sewell, etc) –
Ceres Park – Mantua Township/Pitman, NJ – lots of trails, I hear many good things about these.
Rowan University at Gloucester County (formerly Gloucester County College) – many miles of trails.

Salem County


Elephant Swamp Trail – Elk Township to Elmer, NJ – 6 miles (one way) – this is an old rail trail, so flat, flat, flat

Cape May County


Woodbine –
Biking Trail at Belleplain State Forest – Woodbine, NJ – not sure of details, but there are 47 miles of total trail there.

Atlantic County



Mays Landing (Estell Manor) –
Estell Manor County Park, Mays Landing, NJ – 20 miles of trails, allowed on all trails except the swamp boardwalk

Port Republic –
Port Republic Trail System – miles of trails

Ocean County



Beachwood –
Jakes Branch Park – Beachwood, NJ – 2.6 mile bike trail (Yellow)

Ocean Township (Waretown, etc) – 
Wells Mills County Park – Waretown, NJ – 3.2 mile bike trail (Yellow)

Monmouth County


Highlands – 
Sandy Hook Multi-use Trail – Gateway National Recreation Area, Highlands, NJ – paved bikeway

Wall Township – 
Allaire State Park – many miles of trails

Mercer County

mercercountyWest Windsor Township – 
Mercer County Park – miles of trails
Washington Crossing State Park – 2.2 mile bike trail

Corrections and additions welcome!  Or guest posts!