Traction Line Recreation Trail

The Central Park Dog Run is rotating closures for turf maintenance, for details.....

The Central Park Dog Run is rotating closures for turf maintenance, for details.....

Hours of Operation Spring & Summer  Activities  / History / No Smoking Policy

Trail Access Points:

• Convent Road, Morris Township (Convent Station)
• Kahn Road, Morris Township
• Danforth Road, Florham Park Borough
• Morris Avenue at Route 287, Morristown 

There is no public parking available at trailheads.

Digital trail maps are available online.

The 2.7-mile Traction Line Recreation Trail, comprised of 15 acres, runs parallel to the New Jersey Transit Line railroad tracks and is regularly used by commuters and students. The trail is ideal for walking, jogging, in-line skating, and cycling. The linear trail stretches from Danforth Road, by Fairleigh Dickinson University, to Morris Avenue in Convent Station, and Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown. The Traction Line features the Fit-Trail with ten cardio and strength training stations, installed in 2012.

For a rigorous workout, run the trail and use each of the ten Fit-Trail stations and enjoy a total body workout with both cardio and strength training. If you prefer take a leisurely bike ride or walk along the trail as it is relatively flat and makes for an easy stroll.  Of course, you can always rollerblade and jog along the trail as well.


In 1981, Jersey City Power and Light Company donated portions of the property to the Morris County Park Commission. The original trolley line, used by Morris County Traction Company, was designated to be used as a recreational trail. The linear park parallels a portion of the Morris/Essex Rail Line, operated by New Jersey Transit, between Morristown and Madison Borough centers. The trail was developed with the cooperation of the Jersey Central Power and Light Company (JCP&L) and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT); it was opened in June of 1986. In 1993, the county received a $495,000 grant through the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act for an extension of the trail. The Fit-Trail stations were installed in September 2012, and donated by BASF.

The Traction Line Recreation Trail is open Sunrise to Sunset daily throughout the year. There is no public parking available at trailheads.

No Smoking Policy

The Morris County Park Commission has recently announced a No Smoking Policy banning all smoking including burning of, inhaling from, exhaling the smoke from or the possession of a lighted cigar, cigarette, pipe or any other matter of substance which contains tobacco or any other matter that can be smoked, or the inhaling or exhaling of smoke or vapor from an electronic smoking device. CLICK HERE for more details. Thank you for your continued support!

things to Do:

Commercial Filming
Commercial Photography Permits
Exercise / Fitness
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Biking Trails - Paved
Pets On Leash

* Requires permit/advanced scheduling |

(HC) Handicap Accessible

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