Walk, hike or run on or near campus!


Livingston Campus

The Rutgers Ecological Preserve is one of the largest forests in New Jersey. Spanning 316 acres, the preserve has numerous hiking and biking trails for the public to enjoy.


Access from College Avenue and Busch Campus

Located on the banks of the Raritan River in Piscataway and Highland Park, this 473 acre park has a 2.5 mile bike/walkway, sport fields, and picnic tables, and much more.



College Avenue

Buccleuch Park features many athletic fields and a 1.5 mile cross country /fitness trail. During the winter months the Parks Department offers sledding and ice skating!




Rutgers Gardens is the official botanic garden of Rutgers University, located on the outskirts of Cook Campus. Visit the gardens to enjoy a walk through the seasonal plants!