Best Road Biking in New Jersey

This list represents the most popular road biking in New Jersey. Use this list to plan your next New Jersey road biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Island Beach State Park


The thin stretch of barrier beach that is Island Beach State Park is, perhaps, the prettiest part of the entire New Jersey Shore. It is made up of miles of unspoiled sandy beaches; delicate, shifting…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Seaside Park, NJ - Road Biking - 16.2 miles Best Trail in nj - Click to view allBestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Cape May Point Pedal


The Cape May area has more than Victorian charm to lure bicyclists and other tourists. On the outskirts of the town, and in Cape May Point, there is much to see and do. The ideal way to explore the Ca…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Cape May, NJ - Road Biking - 9 miles Best Trail in nj - Click to view allBestRoad Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Great Swamp and Jockey Hollow Cruise


Tours in and around the 6,800-acre Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge and the Jockey Hollow Encampment Area of the Morristown National Historic Park are ever-popular among nature-loving bicyclists.…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in New York, New Jersey, & Pennsylvania"
Green Village, NJ - Road Biking - 30.3 miles
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#4. Bergen County, New Jersey: Harrington Park and Vicinity


On this ride you will pass through Harrington Park as well as a number of other "bedroom communities" to New York City. Begin at the Harrington Park Public Library and Municipal Center on Harriot Ave…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
Harrington Park, NJ - Road Biking - 14 miles
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#5. Belleplain State Forest Loop


Located in upper Cape May County, Belleplain State Forest is a sprawling 11,000-acre preserve of pine and other indigenous trees that shows natural New Jersey at its best. During spring, summer, and f…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Belleplain, NJ - Road Biking - 20.1 miles
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#6. Great Swamp Swing


The Great Swamp Natural Wildlife Refuge is a delicate ecological preserve nestled in the southeast corner of Morris County. It's the end result of a huge glacial lake that covered areas of Morris and…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
New Vernon, NJ - Road Biking - 16.6 miles
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#7. Cheesequake State Park


There are a few cycling areas in Middlesex County. Middlesex is a crossroads county; many of the state's major highways, including 9, and 18, intersect one another here. And recent development, both r…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Matawan, NJ - Road Biking - 9.5 miles
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#8. Delaware Water Gap


Sometimes it is difficult to believe that the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area is actually a part of New Jersey. The rich mountain landscapes; the cool, crisp air; the thick forests; and th…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Layton, NJ - Road Biking - 11.4 miles
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#9. Sandy Hook


Sandy Hook is the New Jersey unit of Gateway National Recreation Area. A skinny, shifting, sandspit peninsula on the uppermost reach of the Jersey Shore, Sandy Hook offers a variety of attractions and…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Sandy Hook, NJ - Road Biking - 10.6 miles
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#10. Morris & Sussex Counties, New Jersey: Lake Hopatcong


Northwestern New Jersey, nicknamed the Skylands, offers some of the finest (and hilliest) cycling terrain in the tristate region. Dominating the area is the state's largest body of water, Lake Hopatc…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in and around New York City"
Landing, NJ - Road Biking - 16 miles
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#11. Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge


Talk about birds! More than 250 species of them visit the Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, formerly the Brigantine National Wildlife Refuge, each year. You don't have to be an avid bird-wat…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Oceanville, NJ - Road Biking - 8.5 miles
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#12. Smithville Ramble


For an easy ride with little traffic through the bucolic beauty of fields, farms, woods, and small towns of historical note, this exploration of Burlington County fits the bill. The lovely route is wi…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides in New York, New Jersey, & Pennsylvania"
Mount Holly, NJ - Road Biking - 24 miles
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#13. Lambertville Loop


Lambertville, like its sister town New Hope, is filled with antiques shops and art galleries, cafes and boutiques, restored rowhouses and riverfront recreation. New Hope, located just across the Delaw…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Lambertville, NJ - Road Biking - 23 miles
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#14. Tour of Tewksbury


You'll ride on some of the prettiest country lanes in the state, stop at a general store for some fresh-brewed coffee and wonder why, in the past, you traveled all the way to Vermont and New Hampshire…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Oldwick, NJ - Road Biking - 17.7 miles
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#15. Long Beach Island North Loop


Long Beach Island is one of the Jersey Shore's most popular vacation spots. A skinny stretch of island 4 miles off Ocean County's coast, Long Beach Island has beautiful beaches, rows of well-kept summ…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Ship Bottom, NJ - Road Biking - 18 miles
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#16. Washington Crossing State Park


This tour is steeped in American history. At what is now Washington Crossing State Park, General George Washington and his Continental troops made their famous river crossing on Christmas night, 1776.…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Lambertville, NJ - Road Biking - 8.5 miles
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#17. Stockton Covered Bridge Tour


Stockton is a little hamlet nestled on the banks of the Delaware River, just a couple of miles north of Lambertville's shopping district. Many of the homes found in Stockton date back 150 years or mor…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Stockton, NJ - Road Biking - 19.4 miles
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#18. Monmouth Battlefield


Before you do any cycling, make be certain first to spend some time in the Monmouth Battlefield State Park visitor center. Since Monmouth Battlefield is one of New Jersey's newer state parks, the faci…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Freehold, NJ - Road Biking - 8.7 miles
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#19. The Barnegat Peninsula


The Barnegat Peninsula extends from Point Pleasant Beach all the way down to the southern tip of Island Beach State Park. This long, narrow stretch of coast used to be a peninsula-before the Point Ple…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Point Pleasant Beach, NJ - Road Biking - 25 miles
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#20. The Jersey Devil Run


Located on the fringe of the Pine Barrens a few miles south north of Atlantic City, the "Historic Towne of Smithville" is a popular South Jersey tourist attraction. More than thirty boutiques, shops,…
From the guidebook "Short Bike Rides in New Jersey"
Smithville, NJ - Road Biking - 10.2 miles
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