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.