Welcome to the Maurice River Bluffs! Taken from the floating dock.
Blue, Orange, Red, and White Trails – Maurice River Bluffs Preserve – Millville, Cumberland County, NJ
Distance: 5 miles. The map is a little confusing. We did 3.7 miles, skipping only some short bits of the orange trail and part of the non-alternate Blue Trail (which was closed). 5 miles is a best guess.
Type: Web of trails (many of them are loops, the orange trail loops back on itself several times)
Difficulty: 7 of 10 – your legs will feel these hills the next day!
Total score: 10 of 10.
Terrain – woodlands, riverbanks, lots and lots of hills.
Trailheads – 39° 21.200’N, 75° 2.179’W – all trails lead from the parking lot.
Go under this sign and you’ll hit the trails.
Welcome sign by Watson House.
Spring Lake Trail – John A. Roebling Memorial Park – Abbott Marshlands – Hamilton Township, Mercer County, NJ
(Formerly the Trenton-Hamilton-Bordentown Marsh)
Distance: 4 miles of trails in the park (we did 2 1/2 miles – the Spring Lake Trail. Will be back for the Watson’s Woods Trail)
Type: Web of interlocking trails.
Difficulty: 4 of 10 – some parts slippery and muddy, some parts of the trail (especially on the island portions) can be a little difficult to follow. Elevation is no problem.
Total score: 7 of 10.
Terrain –Swamps, swamps, swamps, lake, and woodlands
Trailheads – 40° 11.695’N, 74° 43.936’W (Spring Lake trail head), 40° 11.358’N, 74° 43.636’W (Watson’s Woods Trailhead)
Tree Trail – Hopkins Pond – Pennypacker County Park – Haddonfield, Camden County, NJ
Distance: 0.75 miles (official distance is 0.6, I don’t think includes the little connector. Or someone is wrong)
Difficulty: 3 of 10.
Total score: 6 of 10.
Updated: January 7, 2017
Terrain – Wooded area around a small pond
Trailheads – 39° 54.291’N, 75° 1.637’W is the main parking lot. There are three smaller ones off of Hopkins Lane as well, and a connector to Greenwalk Park next door.