Five years ago, I started a blog about hiking in South Jersey as an excuse to go exploring with my then one year old son. I expected maybe four people to ever read it, and that estimate included if my mom could figure out how to get to it to see pictures of her grandson (she hasn’t yet).
Five years (and two kids later), we’ve explored 166 trails in South Jersey and counting. We’ve made many new friends, been invited to part of some amazing experiences, and have had a total of ELEVEN people read our posts (okay, maybe more like fourteen people… wait, 700,000 hits so far!?).
So, in celebration of five years, we present the Top 20 Trails in South [...]
Assiscunk Creek Park – Burlington Township, Burlington County, NJ Distance – about 3 miles of trails total Type – connected loops with an out-and-back Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Burlington Township Parks Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Fields, woods, and pond Surface – Paved, gravel, dirt, depending on stretch of trail
Trailheads – we started at 40° 4’9.65″N, 74°49’1.41″W, but also parking at the sports fields and the municipal complex.
Tranquility Trails – Woolwich Township, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 1.6 miles total (Out AND back) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty: 3 of 10 – Footing can be a little tricky in spots
Website – None Open – 7:30 AM to Sunset.
Terrain – Mostly open fields with small patches of woods.0 Surface – Dirt and grass
Trailheads – 39°45’2.17″N, 75°19’54.31″W
Riverfront Park/Floodgates Road – Greenwich Township, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 2 miles (total out-and-back) Type – out-and-back Difficulty: 1 of 10 Total score: 6 of 10
Website – None (*GASP*) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – along the Delaware River and marshes Surface – Flat, gravel road
Trailheads – 39°49’53.24″N, 75°19’54.37″W