The Columbia Trail is a 16.5-mile, flat, multi-use, linear trail with natural and stone dust tread that traverses western Morris County and wanders into a beautiful section of Hunterdon County. The user-friendly trail meanders through woods, fields and farms, crosses small bridges, skirts local country roads, and eventually takes you to a spectacular gorge. The shady trail it is perfect for all seasons, hosting a variety of activities, including horseback riding, bicycling, walking or hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
Whatever your age or fitness level, give it a try!
Plan Your Visit
Columbia Trail is a popular linear path and is shared by hikers, bikers and horses. Click/Tap here to learn a few tips about sharing this relaxing, natural space with each other!
Having an event along the Columbia Trail portion in Morris County? Clubs, organizations, businesses and groups of 25 or more persons utilizing any Morris County Park area are required to make a reservation and obtain a permit. Click/Tap here to learn more.
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Programs & Activities
- Biking (unpaved)
- Cross country skiing
- Horseback riding
- Leashed pets welcomed
In 1987, Columbia Gas Transmission Company acquired approximately 15 miles of abandoned railroad Right of Way (ROW) for use as a pipeline corridor. Columbia Gas decided to donate the surface rights of the ROW to the Morris and Hunterdon County Park Commissions in April 1998, as compensation for the disturbance of various public lands. Columbia Gas Transmission Company also agreed to provide the counties with the installed trail, ready for public use.