Batona Trail Batsto to Ongs Hat 3 days – 34 miles
Back in November, Skunk, Danny, Pat, and I went for a little three day, 34 mile stroll on the Batona Trail.
(Note: This is more adventure log and not so much trail info. For trail info, go to https://southjerseytrails.org/batonatrail/)Day 1 – Batsto to Batona Campground – about 12 1/2 miles
Three of us managed to get off on Friday (sorry Danny), so we met at Batsto and, after getting our permits, headed off down the Batona. The first few miles flew and we walked through the areas that burned in the forest fire a few summers back.
The first bit of really [...]
Sleeper Branch Trail – Marilyn Beard Trailhead – Wharton State Park – Waterford, Camden County, NJ Distance – Listed at 5.4 miles on the new map, but this DEFINITELY does not include mandatory backtracking. Actual hike is 8.2 miles total according to the old map and me walking the trail. Type – Lollipop Difficulty: 5 of 10 (puddles, flooding, missing trail markers)
Website – Wharton State Forest Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Woods and swamp Surface – Sand
Trailheads – 39°45’12.40″N, 74°51’50.62″W
Directions – located at the end of the paved section of Burnt Mill Road [...]
Batona Campground Wharton State Forest Tabernacle, Burlington County, NJ
Address: Carranza Road Tabernacle, NJ 08088 Coordinates: 39°46’52.11″N, 74°37’55.10″W
Directions: Coming from Route 206, turn onto Carranza Road. Drive 7 1/2 or 8 miles down that road. Along the way, you’ll pass through Indian Mills, pass farms, and have the road turn from new pavement to old pavement. When you spot the Carranza Memorial on your right, then the campground entrance road will be on your left. If the road turns completely to dirt, you just missed the turn.
Goshen Pond Campground Wharton State Forest Shamong, NJ
Address: Atsion Road, Shamong, NJ 08088 Coordinates: 39°44’44.43″N, 74°45’34.52″W
Directions: On Atsion Road, turn onto the dirt road with the sign for Goshen Pond. Drive down and make your SECOND right where there is a small sign in the tree that says “campground”. The first turn also goes to the campground, but has a million bumps that your car will probably not appreciate.
Access: Dirt road, but accessible by most any vehicle under normal conditions (has passed my “1989 Toyota Corolla” test many times)
Website for official [...]