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 – [...]
The Woods at New Gretna/Jersey Shore Live Steam Organization – New Gretna (Bass River Twp), Burlington County, NJ Distance – about 4 miles total (came from an article in the Pine Barrens Tribune), we did 1.2 miles around most of the perimeter. Type – Connected loops Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Facebook page (good to check, as they post whether the railroad will be open on any given Saturday) Open – Park is open sunrise to sunset. Train seems to open on Saturdays in good weather, check out their Facebook to find out if they’ll have volunteers there on a particular Saturday 10 AM to 4 PM.
Terrain – Woods Surface – [...]
Wharton Loop – Mullica River Trail/Beaver Pond-Quaker Bridge Trail/Wilderness Connector Loop – Wharton State Forest, Shamong, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 9.9 miles total Type – Lollipop trail Difficulty: 2 of 10
Website – http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wharton.html Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Forest and swamp Surface – Sand
Trailheads – 39°44’30.37″N, 74°43’33.55″W (next to Atsion Ranger Station)
Holly Hills Nature Preserve – Alloway Township, Salem County, NJ Distance – 2.2 miles total (walked a figure eight of the main road) Type – Figure eight Difficulty: 3 of 10 – some hills and sugar sand
Website – NJ Fish & Wildlife of Alloway Township Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – fields, woods, and wetlands Surface -tiny part paved, mostly dirt and sand
Trailheads – 39°32’32.81″N, 75°18’40.97″W or 39°32’33.81″N, 75°18’46.12″W
Directions -374 Alloway Friesburg Rd, Salem, NJ
Parking – Very large lot
Dog friendly? Yes Stroller friendly? [...]