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 – [...]
Double Trouble State Park – Bayville, Ocean County, NJ Distance – 8 miles of trails Type – Various trails that loop around Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Double Trouble State Park Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – woods, swamps, meadows, and bogs Surface – mostly sand
Trailheads: Most of the trails in the park start from the village – 39°53’49.41″N, 74°13’21.48″W Dover Forge Trailhead – 39°54’44.56″N, 74°16’58.20″W
Five years ago, I started a blog about hiking in South Jersey as an excuse to go exploring with my then one year old son. I expected maybe four people to ever read it, and that estimate included if my mom could figure out how to get to it to see pictures of her grandson (she hasn’t yet).
Five years (and two kids later), we’ve explored 166 trails in South Jersey and counting. We’ve made many new friends, been invited to part of some amazing experiences, and have had a total of ELEVEN people read our posts (okay, maybe more like fourteen people… wait, 700,000 hits so far!?).
So, in celebration of five years, we present the Top 20 Trails in South [...]
Assiscunk Creek Park – Burlington Township, Burlington County, NJ Distance – about 3 miles of trails total Type – connected loops with an out-and-back Difficulty: 1 of 10
Website – Burlington Township Parks Open – Sunrise to Sunset.
Terrain – Fields, woods, and pond Surface – Paved, gravel, dirt, depending on stretch of trail
Trailheads – we started at 40° 4’9.65″N, 74°49’1.41″W, but also parking at the sports fields and the municipal complex.