Hiking is fun.
Hartford Crossing Trails – Medford, Burlington County, NJ
Distance: Under contruction. We did 1.25 miles on the main loop.
Type: One big loop, side loops being built.
Difficulty: 4 of 10 – mostly due to the newness of the trail (needs some better bridges) and that we went after a wet week.
Total score: 3 of 10 (will definitely go up as the trails are developed)
Terrain – forest, wetlands, small meadows.
Official Facebook Group –Hartford Crossing Trails Medford
Miriam and Melvin Wurst Nature Preserve – Medford, Burlington County, NJ
Distance: 0.8 miles (officially a little longer, but not much)
Difficulty: 3 of 10 – lack of blazes and large amount of deer trails can become confusing.
Total score: 4 of 10.
Official Website –Rancocas Conservancy
Terrain – pinelands and lake
Trailheads – only one – 39°48’30.71″N, 74°51’44.36″W
End of the line – Kirby’s Mill.
Medford Canoe Trail – Medford, Burlington County, NJ
Distance: 2 miles (took about two hours, with a walk around and a portage)
Type: One way
Difficulty: 6 of 10, mostly for one really hard carry over where a tree was blocking the way and poison ivy coated the bank of the river. That was a fun one! Other than that, super easy.
Total score: 7 of 10.
Official Website: http://medfordcanoetrail.wordpress.com/
Terrain – Town of Medford and more nature than you’d have imagined.
Put ins – Medford Park, off of Gill Street – 39° 53.640’N, 74° 49.541’W (short carry – 2 miles total, will have to go over a tree) or Coates Street put in (by cemetery – much closer drop off, can avoid tree we had to go over) – 39° 53.869’N, 74° 49.079’W
Put in at Medford Park.
Take outs – Kirby’s Mill – 39° 55.007’N, 74° 48.357’W
- Map: trailmap (click to view pdf file – source: Medford Canoe Trail website)