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Batona Trail Reroute – Parker Preserve – Chatsworth, NJ

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Batona Trail Reroute – Apple Pie Hill to Rt 72 – Parker Preserve – Woodland Township (aka, Chatsworth), Burlington County, NJ
Distance: 8.3 miles
Type: One way (out and back is 16.6 miles)
Difficulty: 3 of 10.
Total score: 10 of 10.

Terrain – pinelands, swamps, old cranberry bogs

Trailheads – Apple Pie Hill – 39° 48.442’N, 74° 35.365’W.  Not 100% sure where the other one is on Rt 72, it’s tricky to find.
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White Trail – Parker Preserve – Chatsworth, NJ

Lovely bog view on the White Trail.

Lovely bog view on the White Trail.

White Trail – Franklin Parker Preserve – Chatsworth, Burlington County, NJ
Distance: 3 miles (officially), 3.6 miles by our GPS with only one very short side trip to the viewing tower.
Type: Loop trail
Difficulty: 2 of 10 – easy walking, but very exposed to the sun, so be prepared!  Also watch out for ticks!
Total score: 7 of 10.

Terrain – pine forests, swamps, but mostly old cranberry bogs

Trailheads – Speedwell Trailhead –  39° 46.737’N,  74° 32.493’W

To get to the trailhead, go around this gate.

To get to the trailhead, go around this gate.

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Red Trail – Parker Preserve – Chatsworth, NJ

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Red Trail – Franklin Parker Preserve – Woodland Township (Chatsworth), Burlington County, NJ
Distance –  6 miles total (maybe a bit over since there is a short detour onto the Green Trail where beavers have flooded the trail that we missed and had to backtrack to)
Type – Loop
Difficulty:  4 of 10 – hills, flooding, wind, and cold.  Probably only a 3 if it was warmer.
Total score: 9 of 10
Updated: March 13, 2017

Note – This was initially a guest post by James.  Thanks James!  His beautiful shots are included together at the bottom of this post.

Website – Franklin Parker Preserve
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – hills, woods, swamps, bogs
Surface – Mostly sand.

Trailheads –  39°48’48.80″N,  39°48’48.80″N

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