It’s summer. Hiking is hot. But you still want to do it. Because its awesome. But it’s hot.
Solution? Go for a hike, then for a swim! Here are six South Jersey hikes that you can swim after without having to get back into the car to go somewhere else!
Note -click on the name of the trail to go to the trail information about that trail!
#6 – Red and Blue Trails – Wharton State Forest – Shamong, Burlington/Atlantic County, NJ – 1 mile Cost – $5 per car during the week, $10 per car on the weekend (2017 – New Jersey residents, more expensive for those from other states) Official information – Wharton State [...]
I spent last weekend with the Scouts, camping out at Goshen Pond as part of an open house weekend for the Cub Scouts. We did the “A Walk Through Atsion” hike previously covered in this blog, only now featuring the colors of Fall. It was a great day to be hiking, camping, and taking pictures, a triple threat.
Batsto Lake White Trail – Batsto Village, Wharton State Forest, Washington Township, Burlington County, NJ Distance: 4 miles Type: loop. Difficulty: 3 of 10. Updated: July 25, 2017
NOTICE: This trail was hit by a 3,500 acre fire in July 2017. It has been closed for a little less than a week so far. However, the blazes for the trail were damaged by the fire and are unlikely to be fixed before Labor Day 2017.
Terrain – Hills, swamp, pine forest, and the shore of a lake.
Trailheads – 39° 38.749’N, 74° 38.790’W. Back end of the parking lot at Batsto, furthest end from the Visitors Center.
Mullica River Trail – Wharton State Forest – Atsion, Shamong, Burlington County to Batsto, Hammonton, Atlantic County, NJ Distance: 9.5 miles (can be done as a one night backpacking trip or as a day hike) Type: One way Difficulty: 3 of 10
Terrain – forest, swamps, meadows
Trailheads – Atsion – 39°44’30.37″N, 74°43’33.55″W (next to ranger station/general store) – (5.5 miles to campsite from here) Batsto – 39°38’33.67″N, 74°39’18.61″W (on dirt Batsto Lake Road) (4 miles to campsite from here)
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