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March 15, 2021

Favorite Hike in Every County in South Jersey

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.

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February 28, 2021

Rowan/Gloucester County College Trails – Sewell, NJ

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 [...]

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January 1, 2021

Camden County College Trails – Blackwood, NJ

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)

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January 1, 2021

Dinosaur Trail – Allaire State Park – Wall Township, NJ

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

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