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.
We had a quite a 2017. Adorable new baby to hike with, fancy new website, and some media attention starting with a feature in the Philadelphia Inquirer.
It was quite a year on the trails too. In 2017, we hiked about 780 miles, including hiking 31 new-to-us trails in South Jersey! So as we do each year, our 10 favorite trails that we hiked for the first time this year:
Bear Swamp at Red Lion Preserve (Section B) – Southampton and Tabernacle, Burlington County, NJ Distance – a bit over 2 miles total between the two trails Type – A pair of out-and-back hikes that fork. Difficulty: 4 of 10 – trails can be tough to follow at times
Website – Bear Swamp at Red Lion Preserve Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Pine woods and cedar swamp Surface – Sand
Trailheads – South Trail (Tabernacle) – 39°52’12.72″N, 74°42’28.12″W North Trail (Southampton) – 39°52’34.72″N, 74°42’53.07″W