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December 31, 2017

Port Republic Trail System (West side) – Port Republic, NJ

Port Republic Trail System – Trails West of English Creek-Port Republic Road – Port Republic, Atlantic County, NJ Distance – Not sure how many miles of trails on this side (5?  6?).  We did 4 1/4 miles of hiking with a few bits of loop backs using the Bog Trail, Nuthatch Trail, Bog to English Creek Connector, Peninsula Trail, South Side, Bridge Bypass, and some of the old roads. Type – Web Difficulty:  3 of 10 – lots of trails, bit easy to get crossed up

Website – Port Republic Trail System (Facebook page, no website) Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – pine forest, lakeside, swamp, and more Surface – dirt

Trailheads –  [...]

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December 19, 2017

Piney Hollow Preservation Area – Township of Franklin, NJ

Piney Hollow Preservation Area – Township of Franklin, Gloucester County, NJ Distance –  Listed as 1.65 miles of trails, but we did 3.8 miles total and didn’t even do all the dikes. Type – series of loops and spurs Difficulty: 5 of 10 – parts of trail are overgrown, especially on the back end of the lake, making for a tough slog (at least as its gets dark with a 3 and 5 year old in tow).

Website – Green Franklin Township Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – Woods and swamps surrounding old cranberry bogs Surface – Mostly sand

Trailheads –  39°34’24.04″N,  74°56’15.39″W (main parking area off [...]

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August 22, 2016

Michael Huber Prairie Warbler Preserve – Woodland Township, NJ

Michael Huber Prairie Warbler Preserve – Woodland Township, Burlington County, NJ Distance – 13 miles of trails (we did 5 1/2 miles of hiking here, including some backtracking on trails when necessary.  ANY hike here will require at least some backtracking to complete loops or to get back to trailheads) Type – Web of trails Difficulty:  3 of 10 – downed trees near the intersection of the Yellow  and Green Trails were tricky, but the rest of the trails were pretty easy Total score:  6 of 10

Website – njconservation.org Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – pinelands, swamps, and spungs!

Trailheads –  Official – [...]

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April 21, 2015

Taylor Wildlife Preserve – Cinnaminson, NJ

Taylor Wildlife Preserve – Cinnaminson, Burlington County, NJ Distance: We did the loop and went 3.5 miles.  Official miles of trail has to be just above that. Type: Loop Difficulty: 4 of 10. Last updated: March 6, 2017 (complete overhaul now that we’ve walked the whole loop)

Website – Friends of Taylor Wildlife Preserve Open – Sunrise to Sunset

Terrain – swamps, harbor, and Delaware River.

Trailheads –  40° 1’34.12″N,  74°59’5.50″W

From the lot closer to the river

From the lot just off of [...]

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