The Best Running Routes in Hoboken, N.J.

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Katherine Oakes

From the waterfront to the pier and the busy streets in town, the city of Hoboken has a lot to offer both beginner and seasoned runners. Whether you’re just getting outside for a light jog or going the distance, there are plenty of running routes to choose from.

Want to know some of the best? Here are the best running routes in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Half Mile Run

View of New York City/Manhattan skyline from across the Hudson River at Hoboken, New Jersey’s waterfront.

Whether it’s a warm-up or an easy jog to start your day, a half-mile run is all the more enjoyable by the Hudson River. Begin at Pier C Park and run downtown along the waterfront to Hoboken Train Station. Cool down or just take in the scenic views at nearby Pier A Park.

One Mile Loop

For those who live a little farther away from Washington Street, or just enjoy a run that’s not in the center of town, this one-mile loop is for you. Start at the corner of 4th and Monroe Street and make a right on Grand Street. Head all the way down Grand and then make a right onto 1st and another right back onto Monroe.

Two and a Half Mile Loop

Get the best of both worlds (or both ends of town) and take a run from downtown to the waterfront and back with this 2.5-mile loop that’s great for anyone. Begin on the 4th and Jackson Street and head east all the way down to the waterfront. Make a left onto Frank Sinatra Drive, where you can enjoy a waterfront run until you hit 11th street, which will take you right back to where you started.

Three and Half Mile Run

Run from downtown to uptown and back again with this straightforward and flat run. This is a great route for runners looking to progress and build up their endurance. From the corner of Garden Street and 2nd, head all the way north and make a quick right on 15th to loop back down Sinatra Drive back down to Garden and 2nd.

Six Mile Loop

You will be entertained for days by the activities squeezed into the square mile of Hoboken

A route for the more serious runner, this six-mile loop takes you from Hoboken to Weehawken and back. Begin downtown, on Park Ave near the Village Pourhouse and run north along the waterfront until you get to Rout 495. Take a left on Paterson Plank Road and run back downtown to complete your loop.

10 Mile Waterfront Run

Want to get in your long run and enjoy a beautiful skyline view? This scenic run is just the thing. Beginning downtown by Hoboken Train Station, run all the way up Frank Sinatra Drive and continue along the waterfront into Weehawken. This same path will lead you all the way to Old Glory Park in West New York where you can turn around and head back home.

Half Marathon Training Route

Training for your first or your next big half? A run up the Hoboken waterfront will help you log those miles. Begin down by Hoboken Train Station and take Frank Sinatra Drive all the way up and out of town until you get to River Road in North Bergen. Just make sure you are safe and have a run buddy or a friend know where you’re going!

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