Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – North Branch Rancocas Creek – Birmingham (Pemberton) to Mt. Holly, Burlington County, NJ Distance: 8 miles Type: One way Difficulty: 6 of 10 – blow downs along the first mile can be tricky, but should be way less of a problem in higher water.
Website: Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – Burlington County Parks
Terrain – Shady section of river with heavy woods on either side, mixed with the backyards of homes along the creek
Put in – Birmingham Road – 39°58’45.17″N, 74°42’35.59″W – Mile 6.0 on the Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail
Begin portage at Smithville/Take out [...]
Waterworks Woods – Moorestown, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 1.6 miles total (which seemed to cover all the trails except for a little connector) Type – A few interconnecting loops, with lollipops at the end. Difficulty: 3 of 10
Website – S.T.E.M (Save the Environment of Moorestown) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Lakeside woods and swamp Surface – mostly dirt
Trailheads: King’s Highway – 39°57’6.55″N, 74°58’8.86″W
Nixon Road – 39°56’55.97″N, 74°57’50.91″W
It’s summer. Hiking is hot. But you still want to do it. Because its awesome. But it’s hot.
Solution? Go for a hike, then for a swim! Here are six South Jersey hikes that you can swim after without having to get back into the car to go somewhere else!
Note -click on the name of the trail to go to the trail information about that trail!
#6 – Red and Blue Trails – Wharton State Forest – Shamong, Burlington/Atlantic County, NJ – 1 mile Cost – $5 per car during the week, $10 per car on the weekend (2017 – New Jersey residents, more expensive for those from other states) Official information – Wharton State [...]
Melvin and Florence Levin Nature Conservancy – Mt. Laurel, Burlington County, NJ Distance – a little over 2 miles of trails (we did 2 1/4 miles with some backtrack and only missed one cut-through trail) total Type – Loop with a cut-through and a spur Difficulty: 1 of 10 Total score: 5 of 10
Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – woods and swamp with a bit of grassland Surface – some parts are boardwalk, some parts crushed stone dust, and some parts grass and dirt (or in our case, mud. Thanks rain)
Trailheads – 39°56’51.50″N, 74°52’40.67″W – this is the main one off of the [...]