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February 9, 2020

Union Transportation Trail – Upper Freehold, NJ

Union Transportation Trail – Upper Freehold Township, Monmouth County, NJ Distance – 9 miles total one way (we did 2 miles one way) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty:  1 of 10 Good for equestrians, hikers, walkers, joggers and bicyclists.

Website – https://www.monmouthcountyparks.com/page.aspx?ID=3777 Open – Park opens at 7 a.m. daily, year round.  Closing time is 6 p.m. through February 11; 6:30 p.m. February 12-March 7; and 8 p.m. March 8-April 15.

Terrain – Woods, farms, and swamps Surface – Crushed gravel

Trailheads – Sharon Station Road parking lot (intersects with Herbert Road) – 40°12’21.73″N, [...]

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July 17, 2018

Kinkora Trail – Columbus, NJ

Kinkora Trail – Columbus, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 2.2 miles total (one way on an out-and-back) Type – out-and-back Difficulty:  1 of 10

Website – Kinkora Trail Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Farmland, grassland, and forest Surface – Paved

Trailheads –  40° 4’20.69″N,  74°42’52.99″W – Township Park 40° 3’34.59″N, 74°42’5.91″W – Island Road (No parking)

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January 1, 2017

Stavola Beechwoods Preserve – Pemberton, NJ

Stavola Beechwoods Preserve – Pemberton, Burlington County, NJ Distance – about 1.6 miles  (GPS crapped out on me) Type – Lollipop trail. Difficulty:  3 of 10 – a few blow downs that need stepping over.  Trail unclear in a few spots. Total score: 5  of 10

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Website – Rancocas Conservancy Facebook – Rancocas Conservancy Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – woods and wetlands Surface – crushed gravel, dirt.

Trailheads – 39°58’12.76″N, 74°41’8.55″W

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January 10, 2016

Elephant Swamp Trail – Elk to Elmer, NJ

Elephant Swamp Trail – Elmer to Elk Township, Gloucester and Salem Counties, NJ Distance – 6 miles Type – One way (12 miles out-and-back) Difficulty: 1 of 10 Total score: 8  of 10

Website – Elk Township Website Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Large open fields and farmland, large sections of swamp.

Trailheads – Frank Stewart Memorial Park, Elk Township –  39°40’1.82″N,  75° 8’26.58″W Rt 538 and Railroad Ave, Elk Township –  39°39’9.06″N,  75° 8’55.45″W Baseball Fields in Elmer, NJ –  39°35’55.22″N,  75°10’4.66″W

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