The Henry Hudson trail is a bike/pedestrian path paved in asphalt over a disused railway line that extends from Freehold north to Keyport and then east to Atlantic Highlands. The total length is about 22 miles. However, this trail is a work in progress, and as of October 2005 there are two unfinished sections, breaking the trail into three separate sections.
The two breaks in the path are each about 2 miles in length, and while it is possible to bike on highways between the segments, there seems to be little incentive to do so. For example, between the Freehold segment and the Matawan segment, you can bike approximately 2 miles northwards on Route 79 to rejoin the trail. However, this is a busy 2-lane highway. There is a marked shoulder wide enough for bikes on this highway, but biking there would be unpleasant at best. Between the Matawn segment and the Atlantic segment you can bike on Route 516, but again awkward and busy.