Sandy Ridge-Tulpehocken Trail Loop – Washington/Tabernacle, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 38 miles total (18.2 of which are on the Sandy Ridge-Tulpehocken Trail) Type – Loop Difficulty: 4 of 10 (lots of road walking, but a few areas are flooded or overgrown and the blazes, though consistent, can be somewhat sparse; plus a few hills)
Website – https://nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/whartonstateforest.html Open – Sunrise to sunset, with overnight backpacking at designated campgrounds
Terrain – Lowlands, hills, cedar creeks, swamps/bogs/marshes, successional forest and grassland, ruins, abandoned railways, renaturalized cranberry [...]
Whispering Pines Trails– Wharton State Forest, Tabernacle, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 5.6 miles total of trail (5.3 loop when I hiked it, avoiding the overlap). Option for a 1.7 mile loop if taking just the White Trail. Type – lolipop with a big loop and a bigger loop Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Wharton State Forest Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Forest and some swamp Surface – Mostly sand
Trailhead – N 39° 50.818 W 074° 40.570 Note – trail can also be accessed via Friendship Creek Preserve, which the back section of trail crosses.
Directions – Intersection of Patty Bowker Road and [...]
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 [...]
1808 Trail- Sand and Water Trail – Batona Loop – Wharton State Forest, Washington Township, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 7.2 miles total (can explore just the 1808 Trail with a shorter out-and-back from Buttonwood) Type – Loop Difficulty: 3 of 10
Updated March 25, 2023 – Added in info for starting at Buttonwood.
Website – https://nj.gov/dep/parksandforests/parks/whartonstateforest.html Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Swamps, forest, meadows Surface – Dirt
Trailheads – 39° 38.620’N, 74° 38.812’W – Trail starts behind the Batsto Visitors Center. Go through the gap in the rail fence to the [...]