Sports players. Restaurants. Clothes. Local personalities. It’s a popular word in the greater Philadelphia area.
But the greatest throwback of them of them all might be the Sanitarium Playground.
Nehaunsey Park – Gibbstown, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – A little over a mile one way (2.25 out-and-back) Type – Out-and-back Difficulty: 3 of 10 – few blow downs, trail a little tricky to follow in places Total score: 6 of 10
Website – None. (Whoa) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – mostly forest and swampland.
Trailheads – 39°49’19.27″N, 75°16’45.32″W (two parts of the trail start here, one down the gated off road, one that starts next to the chain link fence. Either one meets up later on the main walking trail).
39°49’9.87″N, 75°16’8.51″W (behind [...]
Washington Lake Park – Sewell, Gloucester County, NJ Distance: 2.5 miles of hiking on 9 hiking trails, 2.85 miles of additional paved jogging/walking trails. Unknown number of unmarked trails on the other side of the lake. Type: Interconnected loops Difficulty: 3 of 10 (brief water crossing, trails on the back end of the lake not nearly as well marked) Total score: 7 of 10
Website – Washington Lake Park Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
*NOTE – to my readers who take their dogs hiking with them, there is a dog park located in the park (off the Greentree Road entrance according to loyal reader Roger), but dogs are not allowed on the rest of the [...]
I have no idea how this happened, but this terrible blog turns 3 years old today! My dream to write about local hiking trails while simultaneously assaulting readers with terrible puns and far too much hyperbole has been even more dream than I could have dreamed it would dream!
In celebration, the gang here at South Jersey Trails proudly offers 8 South Jersey Trails with Climbs! These hikes all have the rarest of all South Jersey hike features – elevation gain and loss. Now, remember, this is still South Jersey, so mute those expectations. Even the most impressive of these climbs (just under 400 feet… which is WAY more than the second most climb on this list) is [...]