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December 31, 2023

Mitchell Tract – Delran, NJ

Mitchell Tract – Delran, Burlington County, NJ Distance –   0.75 of a mile total Type – lolipop with a spur on one end Difficulty:  2 of 10

Website – https://www.delrantownship.org/parks-and-recreation/ Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods and wetlands Surface – Dirt

Trailheads – N 40° 01.613 W 074° 55.768

Directions – End of Clay Street in Delran, NJ

Parking – Spot for 2 or 3 cars at the end of the street next to the fenced in township equipment.

Dog friendly? Unsure Stroller friendly? No Benches? None Facilities?: None

Rules –

Markings – None, but very easy to [...]

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December 30, 2023

DOD Ponds WMA – Oldmans Township, NJ

Department of Defense (DOD) Ponds WMA – Pedricktown (Oldmans Township), Salem County, NJ Distance –  Miles and miles of trails (we did 7.2 miles total – popular loop is about 3 1/2) Type – loops and spurs Difficulty:  7 of 10, but we did some not easy exploring of “trails” that aren’t there anymore.  Sticking to the easiest paths, would be closer to a 3 or 4.  Coming at high tide and trying to go the whole loop might be a 10 out of 10 difficulty.

Website – https://www.nj.gov/dep/fgw/dodponds.htm Open – “Wildlife Management Areas are closed from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. unless engaged in lawful hunting, fishing or [...]

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March 10, 2023

Top 25 Hiking Trails in South Jersey – 10 Year Anniversary List!

Happy 10th Birthday to us – today South Jersey Trails turns 10 years old!  In celebration of 10 long years, we are doing a series of birthday posts.  Look, here’s one right now!

Five years ago, we had hiked just over 160 trails in South Jersey, so we came up with our list of the Top 20 Hiking Trails in South Jersey.  Well, another 5 years and close to another 100 new-to-us trails, it’s about time for another Top 20 list!  That turned into a Top 25 list (and threatened to become a Top 30 list) because it’s too hard to leave so many great trails off the list!

Click on the name of the trail for a link to our full write up of that hike, which [...]

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March 7, 2023

The Long Ones – 5 Favorite South Jersey Hikes over 8 Miles

Happy 10th Birthday to us!  In celebration of 10 long years, we are doing a series of birthday posts.  Look, here’s one right now!

Sometimes, you only have a few minutes to hike.  Other times, you really don’t want to come back for a while.  Here are some of my favorite ones to keep your walking around for a good part of the day!  Click on the links for our full write ups on these trails.

5) Cooper River Park/Greenwald Park/Hopkins Pond – Pennsauken, Haddon Township, Haddonfield, and Cherry Hill, NJ – so many miles, maybe 15 total round trip?

The rest of the trails on this list are out in the woods, this one is different because [...]

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