Columbia Trail

* Long Valley * NJ 07853 Open daily Sunrise to Sunset throughout the year

Enjoy the solitude of the surrounding natural sites or take a more active approach on the trail and hike, bike or jog. Pack a lunch and fishing pole and follow the Columbia Trail to Schooley’s Mountain County Park at the Langdon Palmer Fishing Access Area on Fairview Avenue. Spend the day outdoors enjoying the beautiful farmland as you travel the trail or find a fishing spot along the South Branch of the Raritan River.

The Columbia Trail is a 16.5 miles of flat, multi-use, linear trail with natural and gravel tread. The trail spans segments of both Morris County (100.4 acres) and Hunterdon County. The Morris County section of the trail is 8.2 miles and runs through Washington Township to the border of Hunterdon County.  The Hunterdon County section of the trail is 8 miles and ends in High Bridge. The trail can be used for a variety of activities, including horseback riding, bicycling, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.

In 1987, Columbia Gas Transmission Company acquired approximately 15 miles of abandoned railroad ROW for use as a pipeline corridor. Columbia 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 installed trail, ready for public use.


Morris County, located 30 miles west of NYC, is home to some of America’s most important history and culture just waiting for you to explore. Start by walking in the footsteps of Revolutionary icons such as George Washington and Alexander Hamilton, then pick apples right off the tree at one of our verdant farms and end your day having a delicious dinner; discover how to make my weekend Morris County!
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: 973-631-5151
Leslie Bensley Photo of Jane Joe Executive Director at Morris County Tourism Bureau
6 Court St. Morristown, NJ 07960
973-631-5151 [email protected]