Hours of Operation / Fall & Winter Activities / History
Trail Access Points:
• Convent Road, Morris Township (Convent Station)
• Kahn Road, Morris Township
• Danforth Road, Florham park Borough
• Morris Avenue at Route 287, Morristown .
There is no public parking available at Trailheads.
Digital trail maps are available online.
The 2.7-mile Traction Line Recreation Trail, comprised of 15.10 acres, runs parallel to the New Jersey Transit Line Railroad Tracks and is regularly used by commuters and students. The trail is ideal for walking, jogging, in-line skating, and cycling. The linear trail stretches from Danforth Road, by Fairleigh Dickenson University, to Morris Avenue in Convent Station, and Washington’s Headquarters in Morristown. The Traction Line features the Fit-Trail with ten cardio and strength training stations, installed in 2012.
Experience the fall along the Traction Line Recreation Trail. For a rigorous workout, run the trail and use each of the ten Fit-Trail stations and enjoy a total body workout with both cardio and strength training. If you prefer take a leisurely bike ride or walk along the trail as it is relatively flat and makes for an easy stroll. Of course, you can always rollerblade and jog along the trail, as well as the weather conditions permit.
In 1981, Jersey City Power and Light Company donated portions of the property to the Morris County Park Commission. The original trolley line, used by Morris County Traction Company, was designated to be used as a recreational trail. The linear park parallels a portion of the Morris/Essex Rail Line, operated by New Jersey Transit, between Morristown and Madison Borough centers. The trail was developed with cooperation of the Jersey Central Power and Light Company (JCP&L) and the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT), and was opened in June of 1986. In 1993, the county received a $495,000 grant through the Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act for an extension of the trail. The Fit-Trail stations were installed in September 2012, and donated by BASF.
The Traction Line Recreation Trail is open Sunrise to Sunset daily throughout the year. There is no public parking available at Trailheads.