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 [...]
Happy 10th Birthday to us! In celebration of 10 long years, we are doing a series of birthday posts. Look, here’s one right now!
One of those things that has always made us stand out from those other South Jersey hiking blogs is that we have more bad puns than… we have lower standards for our main writers than… we aren’t afraid to tackle the tiny trails. Hey, being a small child, like many of my five small children have been in the past decade, can be hard when you are walking. Heck, being an average sized adult with a hiking blog can be hard when you are walking. So we don’t mind taking on the bitsy trails. Here are a few of our favorites [...]
“The Dunes” – West Avenue Nature Trail– Delanco, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 2.3 miles of trails listed, did 1.5 miles Type – A few loops Difficulty: 2 of 10
Website – Delanco Township Parks and Recreation Open – 9 am to dusk
Terrain – Woods and some wet areas Surface – Mostly wood chips, with some dirt sections of trail
Trailheads – N 40° 03.762 W 074° 55.957
Directions – West Ave and Beaver Ave, Delanco, NJ
Parking – Small parking lot at trailhead – 7 spots (a few labeled as for the trails)
Dog friendly? Leashed dogs allowed Stroller friendly? Heavy duty offroad [...]