Cloverdale Farm County Park – Barnegat Township, Ocean County, NJ
Distance – 1.5 miles of blazed trail
Type – Loop
Difficulty: 2 of 10
Total score: 8 of 10
Website – Ocean County Parks and Recreation
Open – 7 AM to dusk every day (Nature Center open on Fridays, Saturday, & Sundays only)
Terrain – bog and pines
Surface – mostly dirt
Trailheads – 39°45’31.67″N, 74°16’42.83″W (Next to bathrooms and parking lot) OR 39°45’24.04″N, 74°16’43.59″W (next to Nature Center, which is the official starting point).
Trail starts to the right of the nature center.
But NOT next to the pavilion. It’s between the buildings and the bogs.
In 2016, I hiked 32 new trails in South Jersey! Why not take a look back at the highlights of an awesome year?
Cattus Island Park – Toms River, Ocean County, NJ
Distance – 7 miles of trails, but getting to some will require backtracking, so distances covered will be longer than listed trail distances. (we did 4.5 miles total just doing the Blue and Orange trails and the road connecting them)
Type – Series of loop trails.
Difficulty: 1 of 10 (and should always be easy, just as long as you prepare for bugs and direct sunlight in the warmer months)
Total score: 10 of 10
Website – Ocean County Parks
Facebook – Cattus Island Facebook
Open – Dawn to dusk.
Terrain – woodlands and swamps
Surface – various natural surfaces, plus packed dirt on the road.
Trailheads – 39°58’58.57″N, 74° 7’42.43″W (next to Nature Center)
Edge of the parking lot. A short walk up the road puts you at the trailheads.