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
South Cape May Meadows Preserve – Cape May, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 1.75 miles of trail (but spur requires some backtracking, plus can walk down to the beach at certain times of the year), we did 2.4 miles here. Type – Loop with an out-and-back spur, as well as a spur that connects with Cape May Point State Park. Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – The Nature Conservancy Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Beach and marsh Surface – mostly dirt, sand, and shells
Trailheads: Main entrance from parking lot – 38°56’16.33″N, 74°56’40.97″W Connector trail from Cape May Point State Park (spur off of [...]
Five years ago, I started a blog about hiking in South Jersey as an excuse to go exploring with my then one year old son. I expected maybe four people to ever read it, and that estimate included if my mom could figure out how to get to it to see pictures of her grandson (she hasn’t yet).
Five years (and two kids later), we’ve explored 166 trails in South Jersey and counting. We’ve made many new friends, been invited to part of some amazing experiences, and have had a total of ELEVEN people read our posts (okay, maybe more like fourteen people… wait, 700,000 hits so far!?).
So, in celebration of five years, we present the Top 20 Trails in South [...]