- Southern Terminus:
- Littleton Road (US 202) in Morris Plains
- Northern Terminus:
- US 46 in Denville
- 4.66 miles
NJ 53 is a short north/south route extending from US 202 in Morris Plains to US 46 in Denville. It is known as Tabor Road, except for the northernmost portion in Denville, which is known as East Main Street. The entire length is a two- to four-lane undivided road with traffic lights.