New Jersey

Hackensack River Greenway through Teaneck

A riparian pathway situated along the East bank of the Hackensack River, the Greenway is significant both in history and natural conservation.

photo: Indian Pond Reflection

Length: 3.50 miles
Loop Trail? No
Type: Greenway
Agency: City, Town, or County
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

Allowed Uses:

Boating, non-motorized: Canoeing
Boating, non-motorized: Kayaking
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Wildlife Observation

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Location: East bank of the Hackensack River that includes Terhune Park, Riverside Drive, Andreas Park, and Brett Park all within the Township of Teaneck, Bergen County, NJ.
State(s): New Jersey
Counties: Bergen
Longitude: -74.02986
Latitude: 40.91396

Driving Directions

Southern terminus trail head is located at the corner of River Road and Hillcrest Street; northern terminus trail head is located at the Old New Bridge river crossing, situated in Brett Park.


The Greenway is a combination of a pedestrian walkway and nature trail along the Hackensack River with views ofthe river, cities and mountains. It has entrance and way-finding signs as well as trail blazes. With over a dozen access points, one can use small sections of the trail as well as traversing the entire 3.5 miles. In a fully developed community, the Greenway provides a unique natural area close to home. Native vegetation is encouraged within the Greenway to protect and improve the Hackensack River by creating a natural green buffer between Teaneck's eveloped area and the river thus creating a wildlife habitat as well. Award-winning interpretive signs designed by local artist Richard Mills are found along the length of the Greenway, offering narratives of river life and connecting walkers to our local natural and cultural histories. Class trips for children and walking tours for adults help develop a community of citizens who will be advocates for an environmentally safe and clean Hackensack River and its Greenway. There are canoe and Kayak access points. Planned activities along the trail include walks, birding activities, talks, canoe trips, concerts, clean-up, planting, and control of invasive plants
sponsored by Friends of the Hackensack River, a 501 c (3) organization.

Additional Details

Width: 60 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil, Compacted
Secondary Surface: Crushed Rock
Grass or Vegetation
Wood chips

Average Grade: 1%
Elevation Low Point: 5
Elevation High Point: 21
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available

Year Designated:

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: American Trails Featured NRT

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
William Broughton
Township Manager
Township of Teaneck
MunicipaJ Building Teaneck Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 837-1600

Trail Management:
Louis Osman
President of Friends
Friends of the Greenway
1309 Princeton Road
Teaneck, NJ 07666
(201) 417-0674
[email protected]



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