Maybe you have a stroller. Maybe you are out with someone in a wheelchair or who has trouble getting around. Maybe it’s been raining for days and everything is gross out. Maybe you just don’t want to deal with “the wilderness” today. Guess hiking is just out.
Of course not! There are some lovely PAVED and CRUSHED gravel trails in South Jersey that are easy to navigate and are just waiting to be explored. Here are some of our favorites!
Click on the name of the trail or park for our full review of that park, including driving address, GPS coordinates, parking, bathrooms, trail maps, etcCamden County
Haddon Lake Park and [...]
Cape May County Park Central & Zoo – Cape May Courthouse, Cape May County, NJ Distance – No distances on maps. We did 2 miles in the zoo and another mile outside (while missing most of the trail system) Type – Loops Difficulty: 1 of 10 Cost – Fee for the zoo is a donation, help them out!
Website – Cape May County Park Central and Cape May County Zoo Open – 7 AM to Sunset.
Terrain – Woods, fields, swamps Surface – Paved and boardwalks
Trailheads – 39° 6’9.80″N, 74°48’46.59″W
Directions –707 Route 9 North, Cape May Court House, NJ 08210
Pennington Park – Delanco, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 3.8 miles of trails total Type – Loops Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Pennington Park (Burlington County Parks) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Note: Click here to view the information for the Newton’s Landing Trail, which starts in Pennington Park and heads west along Rancocas Creek.
Terrain – grasslands, swamps, and woods Surface – crushed gravel and pavement
Trailheads – Western parking lot (near playgrounds) – 40° 2’19.66″N, 74°56’0.00″W Eastern parking lot near picnic tables – 40° 2’8.85″N, [...]
Manasquan Reservoir County Park – Howell Township, Monmouth County, NJ Distance – 7.5 miles of trails total Type – Loops Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Monmouth County Parks Open – Park opens daily at 7 a.m. November 1-March 31 and 6 a.m. April 1-October 31. Closing time is 9 p.m. through August 19; 8:30 p.m. August 20-September 3; and 8 p.m. September 4-23.
Terrain – Lakeside woods and wetlands Surface – Crushed stone
Trailheads – 40°10’14.75″N, 74°12’18.52″W (this is the one that we used) 40°10’38.76″N, 74°13’14.19″W 40°10’50.47″N, [...]