A. Jerome Walnut Nature Trail – Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, Ocean County, NJ Distance – 0.25 miles total (one way), but paths off this trail can greatly extend your hike (we did 1 1/2 miles and could have extended it more) Type – U trail (ends do not connect, must backtrack or walk around the block) Difficulty: 3 of 10 – sand can be such a pain to walk in. Total score: 6 of 10
Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – dunes and beach Surface – Boardwalk and loose sand
Trailheads – 39°45’12.95″N, 74° 6’20.78″W OR 39°45’10.43″N, 74° 6’23.32″W
Updated the Maritime Trail with a few new pictures from our visit this weekend and a few more trail details. For those who have never been, this trail is really short (less than 1/4 mile), but offers a glimpse back into a time when the barrier islands of the Jersey shore were wood covered dunes, as well as great views of Barnegat Lighthouse. Don’t let the short length turn you off, this is one of our absolute favorite trails in South Jersey.
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