West Morris Greenway

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18 W Central Ave
Wharton, NJ 07885

T: (973) 326 - 7600

Hours:
M-F: Daily, sunrise to sunset.
Sat-Sun: Daily, sunrise to sunset.

Directions

The West Morris Greenway is intended to be 25 miles in length and is currently under development.

Most of the trail will lie on the rail-beds of three railroads in western Morris County: the Chester Branch of the Delaware, Lackawanna, and Western; the abandoned Mount Hope Mineral Railroad; and the Wharton and Northern Railroad. The Greenway celebrates both the diversity and beauty that make Morris County special, from the bucolic farmland in Washington Township, to the rugged forested terrain of Rockaway Township. Native American trails and old mine roads that traverse the watershed add to the recreational value of the area.

Plan Your Visit

West Morris Greenway is partially constructed and stretches from Pleasant Hill Road in Chester, NJ to Horseshoe Lake in Roxbury, NJ.

Limited trail parking is available:

  • Off Pleasant Hill Road, Chester, NJ
  • At the end of Main Street in Randolph, NJ
  • At Horseshoe Lake, Roxbury, NJ

West Morris Greenway is a shared use path for pedestrians and bikers. Click/Tap here to learn a few tips about sharing this relaxing, natural space with each other!

Maps

Large – 11″ x 17″ (1 page)

Letter – 8.5″ x 11″ (2 pages)

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Programs & Activities
  • Biking (unpaved)
  • Hiking
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Leashed pets welcomed
History

West Morris Greenway will eventually connect north of Horseshoe Lake to Hugh Force Park in Wharton, NJ. Hugh Force Park will serve as the Greenway’s hub, and also happens to run along a famous NJ canal. On November 4, 1831, the first trip from Newark to Phillipsburg, New Jersey was completed by boat on the Morris Canal supplying a unique enterprise that connected communities and provided significant economic benefit to the communities it touched. On October 1,1974 the Morris Canal was listed on the National Register of Historical Places.