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January 1, 2021

Dinosaur Trail – Allaire State Park – Wall Township, NJ

Dinosaur Trail – Allaire State Park – Wall Township, Monmouth County, NJ Distance – 0.75 out and back or 1.2 mile loop Type – Out-and-back or loop, part of a larger web of trails Difficulty: 1 of 10 (out-and-back) or 3 of 10 (loop)

Website – Allaire State Park Website or ExploreAllaire Open – Park closes at 8 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend; 6 p.m. after Labor Day; 4:30 p.m. in November; 6 p.m. in March.

Terrain – Woods with some mountain biking hills Surface – dirt

Trailheads – N 40° 08.030 W 074° 07.335

The easy, direct route goes [...]

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February 9, 2020

Union Transportation Trail – Upper Freehold, NJ

Union Transportation Trail – Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County, NJ Distance – 9 miles total one way (we did 2 miles one way) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty:  1 of 10 Good for equestrians, hikers, walkers, joggers and bicyclists.

Website – https://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?ID=3777 Open – Park opens at 7 a.m. daily, year round.  Closing time is 6 p.m. through February 11; 6:30 p.m. February 12-March 7; and 8 p.m. March 8-April 15.

Terrain – Woods, farms, and swamps Surface – Crushed gravel

Trailheads – Sharon Station Road parking lot (intersects with Herbert Road) – 40°12’21.73″N, [...]

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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

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August 1, 2018

Manasquan Reservoir County Park – Howell Township, NJ

Manasquan Reservoir County Park – Howell Township, Monmouth County, NJ Distance – 7.5 miles of trails total Type – Loops Difficulty: 1 of 10

Website – Monmouth County Parks Open –  Park opens daily at 7 a.m. November 1-March 31 and 6 a.m. April 1-October 31. Closing time is 9 p.m. through August 19; 8:30 p.m. August 20-September 3; and 8 p.m. September 4-23.

Terrain – Lakeside woods and wetlands Surface – Crushed stone

Trailheads –  40°10’14.75″N,  74°12’18.52″W (this is the one that we used) 40°10’38.76″N,  74°13’14.19″W 40°10’50.47″N,  [...]

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