Bridgeton City Park – Cohanzick Zoo Section – Bridgeton, Cumberland County, NJ Distance – 2.5 miles total out-and-back on trail by millrace Type – out-and-back Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Bridgeton City Park and also an outdated site here Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Marsh, woods, fields Surface – Paved and crushed gravel
Trailheads – N 39° 25.923 W 075° 14.228
Directions – 15 Mayor Aitken Drive, Bridgeton, NJ (parking lot is actually across the street). Please note that as of August 2023, this lot is closed as part of a six month bridge rebuilding project, so we parked here.
Hopewell Township Park – Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, NJ Distance – 1 mile walk around the loops (could have added about another half mile if we walked down to the last part of the trail and back) Type – Interlocking loops Difficulty: 1 of 10
IMPORTANT NOTE – This is not to be confused with Hopewell Township Park in Hopewell Township, Mercer County, which also has a nice meadow, a playground with turrets, and the intriguingly named Frog War Trail (which turns out to be labeled Frog War Track when you get there – thanks to Martin for working out what the Frog War was!)
Website – Hopewell Township Open – Sunrise to [...]
Whispering Pines Trails– Wharton State Forest, Tabernacle, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 5.6 miles total of trail (5.3 loop when I hiked it, avoiding the overlap). Option for a 1.7 mile loop if taking just the White Trail. Type – lolipop with a big loop and a bigger loop Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Wharton State Forest Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Forest and some swamp Surface – Mostly sand
Trailhead – N 39° 50.818 W 074° 40.570 Note – trail can also be accessed via Friendship Creek Preserve, which the back section of trail crosses.
Directions – Intersection of Patty Bowker Road and [...]
Susan Stevens Halbe Preserve– Moorestown, Burlington County, NJ Distance – Listed as a 0.6 mile loop, I did 1 miles total as an out and back after I lost the trail Type – loop? Difficulty: 3 of 10
Website – Susan Stevens Halbe Preserve Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Lakeside woods Surface – dirt
Trailheads – N 39° 59.963 W 074° 53.520
Directions – 299 Creek Road, Moorestown, NJ
Parking – Spot or two on the side of the road
Dog friendly? Unsure Stroller friendly? No Benches? None Facilities?: None
Markings – No markings Map – No map (and forgot to run [...]