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November 24, 2019

South Jersey’s Paved Trails (for those days when you need them)

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, etc

Camden County

Haddon Lake Park and [...]

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September 1, 2019

Jacob’s Creek Trail – Franz Preserve – Hopewell Township, NJ

Jacob’s Creek Trail at the Franz Preserve – Hopewell Township, Mercer County, NJ Distance –  miles total Type – 2.7 miles total (that’s out and back) Difficulty:  4 of 10 (only because of needing to cross the stream, which is optional.  Without that it is a 2 of 10 for a bit of elevation)

Website – New Jersey Trails Association Open – mid-February to mid-September – open every day from dawn to dusk mid-September to mid-February – open Sundays only from dawn to dusk

Terrain – creek, meadows, woods, and hills Surface – Dirt with some rocks

Trailheads – [...]

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July 2, 2019

D&R Canal State Park – Abbot Marshlands – Bordentown, NJ

D&R Canal State Park – Abbot Marshlands – Bordentown, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 4.5 miles total Type – One way trail Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Friends of Abbott Marshlands Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Fields, marsh, woods, river Surface – Mostly crushed stone

Trailheads – Bordentown Beach – 40° 8’50.63″N, 74°43’2.86″W Rt 295 Delaware River Overlook Trailhead – 40° 9’15.67″N, 74°43’2.21″W Canal Road Trailhead – 40°11’6.89″N, 74°44’47.16″W

Directions – Bordentown Beach – Located at the [...]

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April 6, 2019

Fiddler’s Creek Preserve – Titusville, NJ

Fiddler’s Creek Preserve – Titusville, Mercer County, NJ Distance – We did 2 miles (with some backtracking on a lollipop).  Maybe 2 1/2 trail miles here. Type – Series of connected loops Difficulty:  4 of 10 – large ravine you can journey into, steep climb in and out

Note – these trails are connected with Ted Stiles Preserve and Baldpate Mountain next door.

Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods, meadows (old farm fields), and a steep ravine to a creek Surface – Mostly dirt.

Trailheads – 40°18’59.92″N, 74°53’4.79″W (From preserve’s parking [...]

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