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March 10, 2023

Top 25 Hiking Trails in South Jersey – 10 Year Anniversary List!

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 [...]

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January 16, 2022

Tuckahoe WMA (Tuckahoe Side) – Tuckahoe, NJ

Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area (Tuckahoe side)– Tuckahoe, Cape May County, NJ Distance – a zillion miles total on dirt roads.  We did a little more than 1 1/2 miles Type – Out-and-back Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Division of Fish and Wildlife Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Forest and marsh Surface – packed dirt

Trailheads – Parking areas throughout the preserve.  For this hike, I parked at N 39° 16.430 W 074° 43.365

Directions – 2201 Rt. 631 (aka, Tuckahoe Road) Tuckahoe, NJ 08250

Parking – Located throughout the preserve

Dog friendly? No Stroller friendly? No Benches? [...]

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May 3, 2021

Steelmantown Cemetery Green Burial Preserve – Woodbine, NJ

Steelmantown Cemetery Green Burial Preserve – Woodbine, Cape May County, NJ Distance – about a mile total.  Tie in trail to Belleplain State Forest to extend your hike! Type – Loop Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Steelman Cemetery Company Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods and wetlands Surface – Mossy!

Trailheads – 39°16’5.73″N, 74°48’12.05″W

Directions – Steelmantown Road near the intersection with Woodbine Road (Rt 557) in Woodbine, NJ

Parking – Roadside Parking

Dog friendly? No Stroller friendly? No Benches? A few? Facilities?: None

Rules – Usual [...]

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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.

It’s [...]

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