Jacob’s Creek Trail at the Franz Preserve – Hopewell Township, Mercer County, NJ Distance – miles total Type – 2.7 miles total (that’s out and back) Difficulty: 4 of 10 (only because of needing to cross the stream, which is optional. Without that it is a 2 of 10 for a bit of elevation)
Website – New Jersey Trails Association Open – mid-February to mid-September – open every day from dawn to dusk mid-September to mid-February – open Sundays only from dawn to dusk
Terrain – creek, meadows, woods, and hills Surface – Dirt with some rocks
Trailheads – [...]
Sunset Park – Montgomery Township, Somerset County, NJ Distance – 0.3 miles total Type – Lollipop Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Montgomery Friends of Open Space Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Woodslands and meadow Surface -Grass and dirt
Trailheads – 40°25’43.13″N, 74°41’56.85″W
Directions – 832 Belle Mead-Blawenburg Rd, Montgomery, NJ
Parking – Space for about 4 cars in a lot
Dog friendly? Yes, must be leashed Stroller friendly? Possibly if has offroad wheels Benches? Yes Facilities?: None Info:
Big Timber Creek, South Branch – Old Pine Farms – Deptford Township, Gloucester County, NJ to River Dr, Westville, Gloucester County, NJ or Brooklawn Community Park, Camden County, NJ Distance: 8 miles from launch to the Delaware River (another 0.7 miles back to the take out) Type: One way Difficulty: 2 of 10 as long as you are with the tide.
Terrain – Wide, tidal river with marshes
Put ins – Old Pine Farms – 39°48’43.23″N, 75° 5’5.77″W (1/4 mile carry in between parking and ramp) – Parking at the end of Rankin Ave in Deptford, NJ
Willow Grove Lake Preserve – Newfield, Gloucester County, NJ Distance – 2.2 miles (trail might be a hair longer) Type – Loop Difficulty: 3 of 10 (overgrown)
Website – nature.org Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Woods and marsh Surface – Dirt
Trailheads – 39°32’57.35″N, 75° 3’58.91″W
Directions -2501 Weymouth Ave, Newfield, NJ
Parking – Very small lot with room for a few cars
Dog friendly? No Stroller friendly? No Benches? None Facilities?: None
Markings – Painted blazes