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Hartford Crossing Trails – Medford, NJ

Hiking is fun.

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

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Miriam and Melvin Wurst Nature Preserve – Medford, NJ

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Miriam and Melvin Wurst Nature Preserve – Medford, Burlington County, NJ
Distance: 0.8 miles (officially a little longer, but not much)
Type: Loop
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

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Medford Canoe Trail – Medford, NJ

Not actually on the canoe trail, but this is where you'll finish up!

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.

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)

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