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 [...]
Millcreek Park – Willingboro, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 4 1/2 miles of trails (I did 3.3 miles around the outer parts of the loops) Type – Loops Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Willingboro Parks Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Woods, wetlands, and fields Surface – part paved, part wood chips, part crushed stone
Trailheads – 40° 1’24.84″N, 74°54’42.70″W (just one lot, there are several other options)
Directions – 300 Bev Rancocas Rd, Willingboro, NJ 08046
Parking – Several parking lots located throughout the park
Dog friendly? Did not see it posted, but had an [...]
Beaver Branch Park/Green Acres Park – Runnemede, Camden County, NJ Distance – 0.9 miles total Type – Loop Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Runnemede Parks Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Meadows, swamps, wetlands, forest Surface – paved
Trailheads – 39°51’7.18″N, 75° 5’32.38″W
Directions – Green Acres Park, Dettmar Terrace, Runnemede, NJ
Parking – Large lot
Dog friendly? Yes, must be leashed Stroller friendly? Yes Benches? Yes Facilities?: Bathrooms, not sure how often they are locked or unlocked
Markings – None, but easy to follow Map – None, [...]
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