Happy 10th Birthday to us – today South Jersey Trails turns 10 years old! In celebration of 10 long years, we are doing a series of birthday posts. Look, here’s one right now!
Five years ago, we had hiked just over 160 trails in South Jersey, so we came up with our list of the Top 20 Hiking Trails in South Jersey. Well, another 5 years and close to another 100 new-to-us trails, it’s about time for another Top 20 list! That turned into a Top 25 list (and threatened to become a Top 30 list) because it’s too hard to leave so many great trails off the list!
Click on the name of the trail for a link to our full write up of that hike, which [...]
1808 Trail- Sand and Water Trail – Batona Loop – Wharton State Forest, Washington Township, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 7.2 miles total (can explore just the 1808 Trail with a shorter out-and-back from Buttonwood) Type – Loop Difficulty: 3 of 10
Updated March 25, 2023 – Added in info for starting at Buttonwood.
Website – https://nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/whartonstateforest.html Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Swamps, forest, meadows Surface – Dirt
Trailheads – 39° 38.620’N, 74° 38.812’W – Trail starts behind the Batsto Visitors Center. Go through the gap in the rail fence to the [...]
Happy 10th Birthday to us! In celebration of 10 long years, we are doing a series of birthday posts. Look, here’s one right now!
Back in 2018, I gave a presentation at the Long-a-Coming Historical Society about hikes in South Jersey that you can take to walk through a little bit of history. It went over pretty well, so why not share an updated version with the world?
Here are some of my favorites. I’ll put 10 to 1 in front of them to make them more dramatic, but for most of these I couldn’t pick one over the other. DRAMA!
10) Oldman’s Creek Preserve – Auburn, NJ – about 1 mile of trails
Oldman’s Creek [...]
Cramer Hill Waterfront Park – Camden, Camden County, NJ Distance – A bit over 2 miles of trails, I did about 1.8 miles Type – Interlocking loops Difficulty: 3 of 10
Website – Official Website Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Grassy hills Surface – Paved trails
Trailheads – N 39° 57.066′ W 75° 6.442′
Directions – Two entrances near Harrison Ave and E State St, one on State and one on Harrison. Harrison is near the playground, State is near the kayak launch
Parking – Two good sized lots. Trailhead coordinates are for slightly smaller one near the kayak launch