Double Trouble State Park – Bayville, Ocean County, NJ Distance – 8 miles of trails Type – Various trails that loop around Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Double Trouble State Park Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – woods, swamps, meadows, and bogs Surface – mostly sand
Trailheads: Most of the trails in the park start from the village – 39°53’49.41″N, 74°13’21.48″W Dover Forge Trailhead – 39°54’44.56″N, 74°16’58.20″W
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 [...]
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:
A. Jerome Walnut Nature Trail – Barnegat Light, Long Beach Island, Ocean County, NJ Distance – 0.25 miles total (one way), but paths off this trail can greatly extend your hike (we did 1 1/2 miles and could have extended it more) Type – U trail (ends do not connect, must backtrack or walk around the block) Difficulty: 3 of 10 – sand can be such a pain to walk in. Total score: 6 of 10
Website – None Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – dunes and beach Surface – Boardwalk and loose sand
Trailheads – 39°45’12.95″N, 74° 6’20.78″W OR 39°45’10.43″N, 74° 6’23.32″W