Birch Grove Park – Northfield, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – unsure how many miles of trails, I did 3.1 miles total Type – Web of connecting loops Difficulty: 2 of 10
Website – City of Northfield Open – 9 AM to sunset
Terrain – forest and ponds Surface – mostly dirt trails
Trailheads – 39°22’32.89″N, 74°33’50.00″W
Directions – 1700 Burton Avenue, Northfield, New Jersey 08225
Parking – Very large lot
Dog friendly? “Pets are not permitted at the park. Service animals related to a person’s disability are always welcome.” Stroller [...]
Maybe you have a stroller. Maybe you are out with someone in a wheelchair or who has trouble getting around. Maybe it’s been raining for days and everything is gross out. Maybe you just don’t want to deal with “the wilderness” today. Guess hiking is just out.
Of course not! There are some lovely PAVED and CRUSHED gravel trails in South Jersey that are easy to navigate and are just waiting to be explored. Here are some of our favorites!
Click on the name of the trail or park for our full review of that park, including driving address, GPS coordinates, parking, bathrooms, trail maps, etcCamden County
Haddon Lake Park and [...]
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: