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March 4, 2017

Eldora Nature Preserve – Delmont, NJ

Eldora Nature Preserve – Delmont (Maurice River Township), Cumberland County, NJ Distance –  2.8 miles of trails (official).  We did 3.0 miles of trails (with slight overlap). Type – Series of loops. Difficulty:  3 of 10 Total score: 5 of 10

Website – The Nature Conservancy Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods, marsh, and a bit of swamp. Surface – Mostly dirt.

Trailheads –  39°13’2.81″N,  74°55’18.94″W (at back of parking lot)

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January 8, 2017

2016 – Year in Review – 10 Favorite Trails

In 2016, I hiked 32 new trails in South Jersey!  Why not take a look back at the highlights of an awesome year?

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December 16, 2016

Glades Wildlife Refuge – Dividing Creek, NJ

 

Glades Wildlife Refuge – Dividing Creek (Downe Township), Cumberland  County, NJ Distances: Bald Eagle Trail – 1.5 miles round trip listed (1.75 miles round trip by GPS) Maple Street Trail – Did not hike (yet)! Warfle Farm Trail – Did not hike (yet)! Tat Starr Trail – Did not hike (yet)! Type – A series of out-and-back trails Difficulty:  2 of 10 – although this has to go up in the summer, when I’m sure the bugs and the sun might be brutal. Total score: 7 of 10

Website – Natural Lands Trust Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – tidal marshland Surface – Dirt Trailheads – Bald Eagle Trail [...]

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March 15, 2016

8 South Jersey Trails with Climbs (or at least Elevation Changes)!

I have no idea how this happened, but this terrible blog turns 3 years old today!  My dream to write about local hiking trails while simultaneously assaulting readers with terrible puns and far too much hyperbole has been even more dream than I could have dreamed it would dream!

In celebration, the gang here at South Jersey Trails proudly offers 8 South Jersey Trails with Climbs! These hikes all have the rarest of all South Jersey hike features – elevation gain and loss. Now, remember, this is still South Jersey, so mute those expectations. Even the most impressive of these climbs (just under 400 feet… which is WAY more than the second most climb on this [...]

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