Downs Farm Trail – Cherry Hill, Camden County, NJ
Distance: By walking all the loops, we did over a mile
Type: Interlocking loops
Difficulty: 1 of 10 (very well marked and maintained trails)
Total score: 4 of 10.
Terrain – Small hills, woodlands.
Trailheads – At Burnt Mill Road and Walt Whitman Blvd. Must park in neighborhood, NOT Burnt Mill Road. 39° 52.117’N, 75° 0.382’W
Standouts – Stream, large trees, train station.
Markings – Well marked trails on posts.
Map – Map available here
Description: I had not been on a roll of late (see also: Cherry Valley Non-Trail and Earlton North Trail). I was expecting more disappointment from another local Cherry Hill Trail – the Downs Farm Trail. With my expectations low, I was was pleasantly surprised by this small Green Acres Tract area, especially in its Spring bloom. The trails are easy to follow, and interlock in loops. It was a nice day, so The Pres and I walked all the loops, because why not? We saw lots of flowers, a lovely stream, and a train going by out of the nearby PATCO station.
Overall recommendation: Don’t drive a long ways to see it, but a very nice walk in the Spring if you live in this part of Camden County.