South Cape May Meadows Preserve – Cape May, Cape May County, NJ Distance – 1.75 miles of trail (but spur requires some backtracking, plus can walk down to the beach at certain times of the year), we did 2.4 miles here. Type – Loop with an out-and-back spur, as well as a spur that connects with Cape May Point State Park. Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – The Nature Conservancy Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Beach and marsh Surface – mostly dirt, sand, and shells
Trailheads: Main entrance from parking lot – 38°56’16.33″N, 74°56’40.97″W Connector trail from Cape May Point State Park (spur off of [...]
Sleeper Branch Trail – Marilyn Beard Trailhead – Wharton State Park – Waterford, Camden County, NJ Distance – Listed at 5.4 miles on the new map, but this DEFINITELY does not include mandatory backtracking. Actual hike is 8.2 miles total according to the old map and me walking the trail. Type – Lollipop Difficulty: 5 of 10 (puddles, flooding, missing trail markers)
Website – Wharton State Forest Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Woods and swamp Surface – Sand
Trailheads – 39°45’12.40″N, 74°51’50.62″W
Directions – located at the end of the paved section of Burnt Mill Road [...]
Cedar Bonnet Island Environmental Trail – Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge – Manahawkin, Ocean County, NJDistance – 1.5 miles total if hike every bit of trailType – Loop with some spursDifficulty: 1 of 10
Website – NoneOpen – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – MarshlandsSurface – Crushed gravelTrailheads – 39°39’26.77″N, 74°11’39.19″W
Directions – If driving onto Long Beach Island from the mainland, the parking lot is located on the right side after the first bridge (which takes you onto Cedar Bonnet Island), but before the second bridge (which takes you onto Long Beach [...]
Maurice River Bicycle and Walking Trail – Millville, Cumberland County, NJ Distance – miles total Type – 1.5 miles or so (one way of an out-and-back) Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Citizens United to Protect the Maurice River and Its Tributaries Open – Dawn to dusk
Terrain – Riverside woods, meadows, and wetlands Surface – paved and crushed gravel
Trailheads – 39°23’43.73″N, 75° 2’23.50″W (Buck Park trailhead) 39°23’59.43″N, 75° 3’14.33″W (Sharp Street Park trailhead)