Michael Huber Prairie Warbler Preserve – Woodland Township, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 13 miles of trails (we did 5 1/2 miles of hiking here, including some backtracking on trails when necessary. ANY hike here will require at least some backtracking to complete loops or to get back to trailheads) Type – Web of trails Difficulty: 3 of 10 – downed trees near the intersection of the Yellow and Green Trails were tricky, but the rest of the trails were pretty easy Total score: 6 of 10
Website – njconservation.org Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – pinelands, swamps, and spungs!
Trailheads – Official – [...]
Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge – Galloway Township, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – 4 miles of dedicated hiking trails, plus you can hiking along the 8 mile scenic road to create trail loops. Type – Loops and out-and-backs. Difficulty: 3 of 10 – trail (especially on road) very exposed to sun, wind, and the elements. Total score: 8 of 10
Website – Forsythe NWR and Friends of Forsythe Open – Sunrise to Sunset. Admission – $4 a car (in November 2015)
Terrain – marshland, woodland, and meadow.
Directions – 800 Great Creek Road Galloway, New Jersey 08205
Parking – Plenty of parking at [...]
Dunes Trail & Marsh Trail – Two Mile Beach Unit – Cape May National Wildlife Refuge – Wildwood Crest (Lower Township), Cape May County, NJ
Distance: Dunes Trail (0.9 miles one way, 1.8 miles round trip) and Marsh Trail (0.1 miles one way, 0.2 miles round trip) Type: Each is an out and back Difficulty: 3 of 10 – sand can be hard to walk in. Marsh trail is a 1 of 10.
Terrain – sand dunes and beach (Dunes Trail), salt marsh (Marsh Trail)
Trailheads – 38° 57.169’N, 74° 51.418’W (parking lot for either trail) or 38° 57.256’N, 74° 51.032’W (beach access for Dunes Trail)