Batsto Lake White Trail – Batsto, NJ

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Batsto Lake White Trail – Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest, Washington Township, Burlington County, NJ
Distance: 4 miles
Type: loop.
Difficulty: 3 of 10.
Total score: 7 of 10.

Terrain – Hills, swamp, pine forest, and the shore of a lake.

Trailheads –  39° 38.749’N,  74° 38.790’W.  Back end of the parking lot at Batsto, furthest end from the Visitors Center.

Trailhead from parking lot.

Trailhead from parking lot.

Handy, dandy sign.

Handy, dandy sign.

Directions: 31 Batsto Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037

Standouts – Some nice pine forest, but mostly beautiful lake views.

Markings – Posts and blazes on trees.

Description – Loyal reader and schoolhood friend Marybeth recently went for a hike on the Batsto Lake White Trail and was nice enough to share her pictures!  This is the last trail at Batsto I haven’t done, but the Batsto Lake Red and Blue Trail are so great, that this one has to be just as nice!

Note that the White Trail overlaps with the Red and Blue trails for good stretches, and follows the Batona Trail for quite a stretch!

The picture comments are Marybeth’s!

I went left, taking the white trail.

I went left, taking the white trail.

A tree rests on power lines on the first road you cross on the white trail.  (From the big storm a week or two prior!)

A tree rests on power lines on the first road you cross on the white trail. (From the big storm a week or two prior!)

A little frog well camouflaged

A little frog well camouflaged

Wild blueberries in the pines-- you don't say!

Wild blueberries in the pines– you don’t say!

This little pine while one day grow tall and mighty!

This little pine while one day grow tall and mighty!

Ferns!

Ferns!

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Moss-bordered path

Moss-bordered path

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Some trees down on the path from the storm.  Scaling them was no problem with even just a moderate degree of athleticism.

Some trees down on the path from the storm. Scaling them was no problem with even just a moderate degree of athleticism.

The path narrows

The path narrows

And widens!

And widens!

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More ferns!

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Batsto Lake at one of the scenic look-outs

Batsto Lake at one of the scenic look-outs

Same look-out, different angle.

Same look-out, different angle.

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Spot the tiny frog.  I placed my finger next to him/her, so you could get an idea of how small he/she is!

Spot the tiny frog. I placed my finger next to him/her, so you could get an idea of how small he/she is!

A good view of Batsto Lake.  If the pic resolution is good enough, you may be able to spot the blue and green kayaks!

A good view of Batsto Lake. If the pic resolution is good enough, you may be able to spot the blue and green kayaks!

Big thanks to Marybeth for sharing her hike!

Overall recommendation – This looks like a good one!

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