Well, eight long years ago I started with a dream and a free website. That dream was to some day ride through the wilds of the West on the back of my loyal cow steed – Lullabell – where I’d foil robberies and find gold.
[Note to editor – insert picture of me riding a cow here]
Anyway, haven’t managed that particular dream yet. BUT, I have ended up with a website about hiking in South Jersey. I go out, usually with some number of my four children, and we go on an adventure on a trail in South Jersey. Then I do a little write up about the trail and put some pictures up. Occassionally, I even spell words right.
Rowan College at Gloucester County Trails/Gloucester County College Trails – Sewell, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – about 5 miles total Type – Large loop with some cut throughs where you can shorten it. Difficulty: 3 of 10
Website – Rowan College at South Jersey trails page Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Some hills, woods, and swamps Surface – dirt with some roots
Trailheads – 39°46’50.55″N, 75° 7’2.20″W
Directions – 1400 Tanyard Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080
Parking – Some large lots, avoid the ones with gates or lists of restricted parking. I (should have) parked in the [...]
Camden County College Trails – Blackwood, Camden County, NJ Distance – supposedly 8 miles of trails total. We did 2 1/2 miles, but missed a lot. Type – Series of interlocking loops Difficulty: 3 of 10 – built for bikes, so more climbs and descents than a normal trail in South Jersey
Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Hills, swamps, forests Surface – Largely sandy and rooty, fun!
Trailheads – 39°46’40.00″N, 75° 2’14.26″W
Directions – Turnerville Hickstown Rd, Sicklerville, NJ 08081 (Parking is at Gloucester Township Community Park)
Parking – Several [...]
Dinosaur Trail – Allaire State Park – Wall Township, Monmouth County, NJ Distance – 0.75 out and back or 1.2 mile loop Type – Out-and-back or loop, part of a larger web of trails Difficulty: 1 of 10 (out-and-back) or 3 of 10 (loop)
Website – Allaire State Park Website or ExploreAllaire Open – Park closes at 8 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend; 6 p.m. after Labor Day; 4:30 p.m. in November; 6 p.m. in March.
Terrain – Woods with some mountain biking hills Surface – dirt
Trailheads – N 40° 08.030 W 074° 07.335