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Soupy Island – Thorofare, NJ



Sports players.  Restaurants.  Clothes.  Local personalities. It’s a popular word in the greater Philadelphia area.

But the greatest throwback of them of them all might be the Sanitarium Playground.

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Nehaunsey Park – Gibbstown, NJ


Nehaunsey Park – Gibbstown, Gloucester County, NJ
Distance – A little over a mile one way (2.25 out-and-back)
Type – Out-and-back
Difficulty:  3 of 10 – few blow downs, trail a little tricky to follow in places
Total score:  6 of 10

Website – None.  (Whoa)
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

Terrain – mostly forest and swampland.

Trailheads –  39°49’19.27″N,  75°16’45.32″W (two parts of the trail start here, one down the gated off road, one that starts next to the chain link fence.  Either one meets up later on the main walking trail).


39°49’9.87″N,  75°16’8.51″W (behind school)

39°49’16.09″N,  75°16’29.78″W (power cut on Cucinotta Drive)

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Washington Lake Park – Sewell, NJ


Washington Lake Park – Sewell, Gloucester County, NJ
Distance: 2.5 miles of hiking on 9 hiking trails, 2.85 miles of additional paved jogging/walking trails.  Unknown number of unmarked trails on the other side of the lake.
Type: Interconnected loops
Difficulty: 3  of 10 (brief water crossing, trails on the back end of the lake not nearly as well marked)
Total score: 7  of 10

Website – Washington Lake Park
Open – Sunrise to Sunset.

*NOTE – to my readers who take their dogs hiking with them, there is a dog park located in the park (off the Greentree Road entrance according to loyal reader Roger), but dogs are not allowed on the rest of the trails.*

Terrain – meadows, ponds, and woods

Trailheads –  39°44’28.81″N,  75° 5’44.15″W.  Plenty of other options, we started at Lot G to hit the Butterfly Trail first.

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8 South Jersey Trails with Climbs (or at least Elevation Changes)!

I have no idea how this happened, but this terrible blog turns 3 years old today!  My dream to write about local hiking trails while simultaneously assaulting readers with terrible puns and far too much hyperbole has been even more dream than I could have dreamed it would dream!

In celebration, the gang here at South Jersey Trails proudly offers 8 South Jersey Trails with Climbs! These hikes all have the rarest of all South Jersey hike features – elevation gain and loss. Now, remember, this is still South Jersey, so mute those expectations. Even the most impressive of these climbs (just under 400 feet… which is WAY more than the second most climb on this list) is what many folks in this country would term “going to the mailbox”.


Skellig Michael, not it is.

Nevertheless. and without further eloquence (not that we’ve ever used any before)…

8 South Jersey Trails with Climbs (or at least Elevation Changes)!

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Taylor Wildlife Preserve – Cinnaminson, NJ


Taylor Wildlife Preserve – Cinnaminson, Burlington County, NJ
Distance: We did the loop and went 3.5 miles.  Official miles of trail has to be just above that.
Type: Loop
Difficulty: 4 of 10.
Total score: 7  of 10
Last updated: March 6, 2017 (complete overhaul now that we’ve walked the whole loop)

Website – Friends of Taylor Wildlife Preserve
Open – Sunrise to Sunset

Terrain – swamps, harbor, and Delaware River.

Trailheads –  40° 1’34.12″N,  74°59’5.50″W


From the lot closer to the river


From the lot just off of Broad Street.


Trail visible behind the information kiosk near Broad Street.

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