Bridgeton City Park – Cohanzick Zoo Section – Bridgeton, Cumberland County, NJ Distance – 2.5 miles total out-and-back on trail by millrace Type – out-and-back Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Bridgeton City Park and also an outdated site here Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Marsh, woods, fields Surface – Paved and crushed gravel
Trailheads – N 39° 25.923 W 075° 14.228
Directions – 15 Mayor Aitken Drive, Bridgeton, NJ (parking lot is actually across the street). Please note that as of August 2023, this lot is closed as part of a six month bridge rebuilding project, so we parked here.
Hopewell Township Park – Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, NJ Distance – 1 mile walk around the loops (could have added about another half mile if we walked down to the last part of the trail and back) Type – Interlocking loops Difficulty: 1 of 10
IMPORTANT NOTE – This is not to be confused with Hopewell Township Park in Hopewell Township, Mercer County, which also has a nice meadow, a playground with turrets, and the intriguingly named Frog War Trail (which turns out to be labeled Frog War Track when you get there – thanks to Martin for working out what the Frog War was!)
Website – Hopewell Township Open – Sunrise to [...]
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 [...]
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!
One of those things that has always made us stand out from those other South Jersey hiking blogs is that we have more bad puns than… we have lower standards for our main writers than… we aren’t afraid to tackle the tiny trails. Hey, being a small child, like many of my five small children have been in the past decade, can be hard when you are walking. Heck, being an average sized adult with a hiking blog can be hard when you are walking. So we don’t mind taking on the bitsy trails. Here are a few of our favorites [...]