- Mondays 7:40PM
Run begins in Church Square Park at corner of 4th and Park.
- Tuesdays 8:10PM
Run begins in front of YMCA at corner of 13th and Washington.
- Thursdays 7:40PM
Run begins at Fleet Feet (604 Washington).
- Weekend Runs 9:10AM
Saturday begins Fleet Feet (604 Washington) and Sunday begins at 8th and Park.
Northern Run: Runs north into Weehawken then down to the
river and back to Hoboken.
Southern Run: Goes south through Jersey City and Liberty
- Central Park
The best details are at the New York Road Runners page linked above.
It is a six mile loop with plenty of shorter loops. Cars are usually
not allowed in the park. The bridal trail offers a non-pavement
- The Rivers
A paved running path runs along most of both the Hudson and the
East Rivers in Manhattan. The linked map should give sufficient
- Upper Manhattan
This site has lots of other runs mainly in upper Manhattan.
- Palisades Park [see
The link gives general park information, as well as some maps. The
road through the park is relatively free of car traffic, and it is
shaded later in the day. From the southern end to the ranger station
at the north is a total of about 8 quite hilly miles. The southern
entrance is on River Rd. in Ft. Lee, about a half mile south of the George
Washington Bridge. Some parking is available on River Road near the entrance.
- Delaware and Raritan Tow Path
[see cool map]
About 45 minutes south of Hoboken is a long, flat run along
the canal and river. A total of 34 miles of mostly shaded trails
run along the canal linking the Raritan River with the Delaware
River. Many people start in Johnson Park in Piscataway, near
Rutgers Stadium. The path ends in Trenton, but another tow
path runs on both sides of the Delaware River just north of
- Watchung Reservation
[see map here]
Just off I-78 about 40 minutes west of Hoboken is a nature
reserve with miles of rather hilly trails. Always cool in the
summer, and lovely in the fall. I honestly have only run here
with a people who knew where they were going, so I can't give
a lot of details of the run. Good fun, though.
- Rockefeller State Park
About 50 minutes north of Hoboken and just north of the Tappan
Zee Bridge are many miles of wonderful trails in Rockefeller State
Park. Many of the trails used to be carriage paths on the Rockefeller
Estate, and are great to run on. I usually park near the athletic
fields in the parking lot of the high school in Sleepy Hollow.
Take the first exit east of the Tappan Zee Bridge, go north on
9A and the school is on the right. Run north out of the parking
lot, and across the street there will be a path marked with "OCA" (for
Old Croton Aquaduct). This meets up with the main park trails.
See the map on the linked site above.
This fairly new track is in Weehawken about a mile and a half from the middle
of Hoboken. It is located on River Road (AKA Port Imperial Blvd), just north of the Chart House
It is an all weather, 400 meter track that has lights at night.
It is reasonably easy to gain access to it for workouts.
There is a pin on this map showing its location.
- Hoboken High School
Located at Hoboken High School. Enter from Jefferson near 10th St.
Warning: This track is only 350 meters, not the typical 400 meters. It
is also used for other sports for most of the year, so gaining access
to it is problematic.
- North Hudson Park
Located in James Braddock North Hudson Park in Fairlawn or
Guttenburg about 5 miles north of Hoboken. Entrance is just
south of the intersection of JFK Blvd West and Palisades
Ave. This is a pristene 8 lane 400 meter rubberized track
that I have not had real problems gaining access to.
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