Old Orchards Trail – Cherry Hill Trail System– Cherry Hill, Camden County, NJ
Distance: Just under a mile of trails
Type: Figure 8.
Difficulty: 1 of 10.
Total score: 3 of 10.
Maintained by the good people at Cherry Hill Trail Crew
Terrain – Forest and meadow
Trailheads – 39° 53.242’N, 74° 57.223’W
Directions: Located on Thornhill Road in Cherry Hill, NJ.
Parking – Along Thornhill Road or a few spots at the playground.
Standouts – No real standouts, but a nice little hike.
Markings – Color coded signs at intersections
Map – Map available here
UPDATES (1/22/16) – Additions to Red and Blue Trails, with more access points added to the trails.
As always, a nice job by the Cherry Hill Trail Crew. This path meanders through a small patch of forest and meadow back in the Old Orchards neighborhood. You can park at the small lot near the playground on Thornhill Road, or there is an entrance at the back of the soccer fields at the middle school.
The trail is short, but the woods are nice, I saw five deer, and there’s a small meadow (with a crushed stone pathway) to break it up a bit. If you’re up for a bit more exploring, leave the trail at the crushed stone part and wander along the stream bank. Maybe they’ll expand the trails down that way soon, it wouldn’t surprise me.
Overall recommendation: Nice little twenty minute hike if you’re in the area.