Little Timber Creek Nature Trail – Devon Avenue Zone, Haddon Heights, Camden County, NJ
Distance – about 0.6 of a mile
Type – Loop (road makes up final side of loop)
Difficulty: 5 of 10
Total score: 2 of 10
Website – Parks – Haddon Heights
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Woods, creek
Trailheads – 39°52’13.51″N, 75° 4’22.63″W
Directions – Located on Devon Ave at the intersection of Walnut Ave
Parking – Large lot shared with the athletic fields
Standouts – nice stream views
Markings – None
Description – On Wednesday afternoon, after avoiding more rain in the morning, the Pres, Tree Rider, and my brother-in-law set out to conquer a new trail. The target? A nearby trail I’d stumbled upon a reference to – the Little Timber Creek Nature Trail.
There were some stark contrasts in this trail. The boardwalks, gateway, fences, and tree ID signs are all in great shape, and beautifully done, some of the nicest I’ve seen anywhere.
I think the trail is a loop, with the road forming the final side. But lots of paint marks on trees and psuedo-paths all over the place (too big to be deer tracks, but not really going anywhere or accomplishing anything) make it really, really confusing. We got our our mile hike in for the day, but a good chunk was circling in the woods on what became obvious weren’t trails. Or at least I hope they weren’t.
Someone said this was also the old town dump/town tree dump. I don’t know if that’s true, but it makes for some interesting items in the woods.
At the end, follow the road back down to your car. A few more tree are labeled on your right.
Overall recommendation – The woodwork in this trail is in obvious good shape, I’m wondering if maybe it just missed an annual maintenance cleaning or something? Regardless, I’ve never been on a trail this overgrown in all of our journeys. With some weed whacking and a trimmer to get some of the overhead stuff out of the way, this would be a very nice little trail.