Birch Grove Park – Northfield, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – unsure how many miles of trails, I did 3.1 miles total Type – Web of connecting loops Difficulty: 2 of 10
Website – City of Northfield Open – 9 AM to sunset
Terrain – forest and ponds Surface – mostly dirt trails
Trailheads – 39°22’32.89″N, 74°33’50.00″W
Directions – 1700 Burton Avenue, Northfield, New Jersey 08225
Parking – Very large lot
Dog friendly? “Pets are not permitted at the park. Service animals related to a person’s disability are always welcome.” Stroller [...]
Maybe you have a stroller. Maybe you are out with someone in a wheelchair or who has trouble getting around. Maybe it’s been raining for days and everything is gross out. Maybe you just don’t want to deal with “the wilderness” today. Guess hiking is just out.
Of course not! There are some lovely PAVED and CRUSHED gravel trails in South Jersey that are easy to navigate and are just waiting to be explored. Here are some of our favorites!
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Haddon Lake Park and [...]
Millcreek Park – Willingboro, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 4 1/2 miles of trails (I did 3.3 miles around the outer parts of the loops) Type – Loops Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Willingboro Parks Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Woods, wetlands, and fields Surface – part paved, part wood chips, part crushed stone
Trailheads – 40° 1’24.84″N, 74°54’42.70″W (just one lot, there are several other options)
Directions – 300 Bev Rancocas Rd, Willingboro, NJ 08046
Parking – Several parking lots located throughout the park
Dog friendly? Yes Stroller friendly? [...]
Jacob’s Creek Trail at the Franz Preserve – Hopewell Township, Mercer County, NJ Distance – miles total Type – 2.7 miles total (that’s out and back) Difficulty: 4 of 10 (only because of needing to cross the stream, which is optional. Without that it is a 2 of 10 for a bit of elevation)
Website – New Jersey Trails Association Open – mid-February to mid-September – open every day from dawn to dusk mid-September to mid-February – open Sundays only from dawn to dusk
Terrain – creek, meadows, woods, and hills Surface – Dirt with some rocks
Trailheads – [...]