Rechnitz Pine Barrens Preserve – Browns Mills, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 1.8 miles total with the two loops, we did 1.6 sticking to the outside of the loops Type – 2 loops in a figure 8 Difficulty: 3 of 10
Website – https://www.njconservation.org/ Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Pine forest, some open areas, and skirts the edge of cedar swamps Surface – Sand. Some areas (but not most of the trail) have plant life is starting to grow again on the trail. Other areas have lots of bumps due to vehicle use at some point, which can be a pain the knees.
Sandy Ridge-Tulpehocken Trail Loop – Washington/Tabernacle, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 38 miles total (18.2 of which are on the Sandy Ridge-Tulpehocken Trail) Type – Loop Difficulty: 4 of 10 (lots of road walking, but a few areas are flooded or overgrown and the blazes, though consistent, can be somewhat sparse; plus a few hills)
Website – https://nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/whartonstateforest.html Open – Sunrise to sunset, with overnight backpacking at designated campgrounds
Terrain – Lowlands, hills, cedar creeks, swamps/bogs/marshes, successional forest and grassland, ruins, abandoned railways, renaturalized cranberry [...]
Bridgeton City Park – Cohanzick Zoo Section – Bridgeton, Cumberland County, NJ Distance – 2.5 miles total out-and-back on trail by millrace Type – out-and-back Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Bridgeton City Park and also an outdated site here Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Marsh, woods, fields Surface – Paved and crushed gravel
Trailheads – N 39° 25.923 W 075° 14.228
Directions – 15 Mayor Aitken Drive, Bridgeton, NJ (parking lot is actually across the street). Please note that as of August 2023, this lot is closed as part of a six month bridge rebuilding project, so we parked here.