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Richterman Trail – Cherry Hill Trail System – Cherry Hill, Camden County, NJ
Distance: 0.45 miles (one way)
Type: Out-and-back
Difficulty: 1 of 10.

Terrain –Flat woodlands

Trailheads –  39°52’13.55″N,  74°57’25.82″W

Directions: Located on Cooper Road between Evesham and Kresson Roads.

Parking – Tons of parking at the Barbara Richterman Sports Complex.

Enough parking for scores of cars.

Enough parking for scores of cars.

Markings – None, follow the mown lawn and the gravel.

Description:  The good news: this was my last trail to complete to officially have hiked all ten trails within the Cherry Hill Trails system!  Hooray!

The bad news: This was a bummer to end on.  It’s pretty much a shortcut for the soccer teams to get from the high school to their playing fields.

The trees aren’t bad, but I’d take almost any other trail in the system over this one (except Earlton North Trails, which is like this minus the trees).

Trailhead is to the left of the soccer fields.

Trailhead is to the left of the soccer fields.

Lawn mower created trail.

Lawn mower created trail.

"Where are we going?"

“Where are we going?”

You'll pass the fenced in pond. There were at least a dozen frogs in here when we walked past.



You’ll pass the fenced in pond. There were at least a dozen frogs in here when we walked past.

He needs to slow down. This is where you make a left from the mown grass to the gravel.

He needs to slow down. This is where you make a left from the mown grass to the gravel.

Gravel goes a short ways through the woods.

Gravel goes a short ways through the woods.

Little bridge.

Little bridge.

Over a little stream.

Over a little stream.

Before you know it, you've hit the high school fields.

Before you know it, you’ve hit the high school fields.

The Pres likes the rocks.

The Pres likes the rocks.

There are lots of frogs in the retention pond next to the playing fields, which would be more neat if they weren’t fenced in.

Let my amphibians go.

Let my amphibians go.

AND WE MADE IT!  ALL TEN CHERRY HILL TRAILS!

The Good

Frogs!

The Could Be Better

Just nothing really here, its more of a cut through for the sports teams than a real trail.

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The Cherry Hill Trail System has so many nice trails, skip this one and pick out another one in the area.

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  • Jim Ryan
    October 4, 2014 at 2:51 am

    As I noted on my reply to the Downs Farm trails, I was in the area yesterday, and also had time to check this one out. A nice little trail; nice blend of styles & scenery! I think the same dozen frogs were at the retention pond too; they all sort of “screamed” just before jumping into the water! The woods section (i.e. rocky path) was nice too…will probably even be nicer once the fall colors (which are starting to show) are in full force! While I didn’t actually get any pictures of the frogs, I did see some deer on both the high school athletic fields and near the soccer field back at Richterman Sports Complex. So, I’ve now completed 7 of the 10 Cherry Hill Trails! (Not bad for not being from the area!) Thanks for the review though; as always, excellent pix!

  • December 24, 2014 at 8:32 am

    Great to see you still hiking and introducing the next generation to the beauty of the Creation.

    • January 15, 2015 at 6:28 pm

      Thanks Dr Rough! It might not be the Appalachian Trail, but I do love taking my kids out in the woods as often as possible. Hope you’re enjoying the benefits of civilization!

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