Batona Trail Reroute – Apple Pie Hill to Rt 72 – Parker Preserve – Woodland Township (aka, Chatsworth), Burlington County, NJ Distance: 8.3 miles Type: One way (out and back is 16.6 miles) Difficulty: 3 of 10.
Terrain – pinelands, swamps, old cranberry bogs
Trailheads – Apple Pie Hill – 39° 48.442’N, 74° 35.365’W. Not 100% sure where the other one is on Rt 72, it’s tricky to find.
White Trail – Franklin Parker Preserve – Chatsworth, Burlington County, NJ Distance: 3 miles (officially), 3.6 miles by our GPS with only one very short side trip to the viewing tower. Type: Loop trail Difficulty: 2 of 10 – easy walking, but very exposed to the sun, so be prepared! Also watch out for ticks!
Terrain – pine forests, swamps, but mostly old cranberry bogs
Trailheads – Speedwell Trailhead – 39° 46.737’N, 74° 32.493’W
Red Trail – Franklin Parker Preserve – Woodland Township (Chatsworth), Burlington County, NJ Distance – 6 miles total (maybe a bit over since there is a short detour onto the Green Trail where beavers have flooded the trail that we missed and had to backtrack to) Type – Loop Difficulty: 4 of 10 – hills, flooding, wind, and cold. Probably only a 3 if it was warmer. Updated: June 8, 2020
Note – This was initially a guest post by James. Thanks James! His beautiful shots are included together at the bottom of this post.
Website – Franklin Parker Preserve Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – hills, woods, swamps, [...]