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February 28, 2021

Rowan/Gloucester County College Trails – Sewell, NJ

Rowan College at Gloucester County Trails/Gloucester County College Trails – Sewell, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – about 5 miles total Type – Large loop with some cut throughs where you can shorten it. Difficulty:  3 of 10

Website – Rowan College at South Jersey trails page Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Some hills, woods, and swamps Surface – dirt with some roots

Trailheads – 39°46’50.55″N, 75° 7’2.20″W

Directions – 1400 Tanyard Rd, Sewell, NJ 08080

Parking – Some large lots, avoid the ones with gates or lists of restricted parking.  I (should have) parked in the [...]

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January 1, 2021

Camden County College Trails – Blackwood, NJ

Camden County College Trails – Blackwood, Camden County, NJ Distance – supposedly 8 miles of trails total.  We did 2 1/2 miles, but missed a lot. Type – Series of interlocking loops Difficulty: 3 of 10 – built for bikes, so more climbs and descents than a normal trail in South Jersey

Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Hills, swamps, forests Surface – Largely sandy and rooty, fun!

Trailheads – 39°46’40.00″N, 75° 2’14.26″W

Directions – Turnerville Hickstown Rd, Sicklerville, NJ 08081 (Parking is at Gloucester Township Community Park)

Parking – Several [...]

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September 4, 2020

Sourland Mountain Preserve – Hillsborough/Montgomery Township, NJ

Sourland Mountain Preserve – Hillsborough/Montgomery Township, Somerset County, NJ Distance – 9 miles total of trails (I did 3 1/2 miles) Type – interlocking loops Difficulty: 3 of 10 (more elevation that I’m used to in flat South Jersey)

Website – Sourland Mountain Preserve Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Hills and woods Surface – Rock & dirt plus boardwalks

Trailheads – only one trailhead – 40°28’26.64″N, 74°41’41.77″W

Directions – 421 E Mountain Rd, Hillsborough Township, NJ 08844

Parking – large lot

Dog friendly? Leashed dogs allowed Stroller [...]

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June 20, 2020

Signal Hill Tract – Clementon, NJ

Signal Hill Tract – Clementon, Camden County, NJ Distance – not sure how many  miles total, we did 1 1/2 and definitely missed some trails. Type – Intersecting loops Difficulty:  3 of 10 – hills!  Hills!

Website – None Open – 8 am to dusk

Terrain – Hills and forest Surface – dirt trails

Trailheads – 39°47’50.78″N, 74°59’32.44″W

Directions – Cherry Lane and Davis Ave, Clementon, NJ

Parking – Roadside parking

Dog friendly? It says dogs aren’t allowed on town land except “as designated”, and I didn’t see it designated.  So I think [...]

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