Future Adventures

I’ve hiked over 100 trails in South Jersey, and my “To Hike” list is still longer than my “Trails Completed” list. This is totally a good thing, and I use this page to keep track of what I haven’t done!  It should be called “Future adventures!” 

Lots and lots and lots of hikes and paddle trips out there waiting in South Jersey, and this is definitely not all of them that I have left to do.  Have suggestion?  Post a comment or email us at southjerseytrails@gmail.com


This is where I keep track of all the trails I’ve found or heard about, but haven’t been able to hike yet!

Camden County


Barrington –
Barrington Walking Trails – Barrington, NJ – 3 trails down, 10 to go!

Camden –
Cramer Hill Nature Preserve – Camden, NJ (future park – due open Spring 2017?)

Clementon – 
Silver Lake Park – Clementon, NJ
Rowand’s Pond WMA – Clementon, NJ

Gibbsboro –
Green and Blue Trails – Gibbsboro, NJ – 2 miles.

Gloucester Township (Blackwood, Erial, Grenloch, etc) –
Camden County College Trail – Gloucester Township, NJ

Pennsauken – 
Pettys Island State Park – Pennsauken, NJ (due open 2020?)

Waterford Township (Atco, etc) –
Marilyn Beard Trailhead Park – Atco, NJ – Trails of 8, 12, and 15.5 miles

Burlington County


Bass River Township –
Bass River State Forest – Bass River Township, NJ – Pink Trail, Yellow Trail, and others.

Beverly, NJ –
Heritage Trail – Beverly, NJ

Bordentown, NJ –
Delaware River Heritage Trail – Bordentown Unit – 2.6 miles.

Burlington, NJ –
Assiscunk Creek Park – Burlington, NJ

Medford –
Bear Swamp Preserve – Medford and Southampton, NJ

Moorestown –
Ester Yanai Preserve – Moorestown, NJ – short trail
Kendles Run Acres – Moorestown, NJ – possibly trails?
South Valley Woods Preserve – Moorestown, NJ (blazed, but faded)
Susan Stevens Halbe Preserve (unmarked trails around lake) – Moorestown, NJ
Waterworks Woods – Moorestown, NJ – trails with markings improving!
Wigmore Acres – Moorestown, NJ – short trail

Pemberton Township (Brown’s Mills, etc) –
Pemberton Lake WMA – Pemberton, NJ – fishing trails around the lake

Shamong Township (Atsion, Wharton State Forest, etc)-
Beaver Pond- Quaker Bridge Trail – Shamong, NJ – 2 miles

Southampton (Vincentown, Red Lion, etc)-
Bear Swamp at Red Lion Preserve – Southampton, NJ – unmarked trails

Washington Township (Batsto, etc) –
Batsto Lake Trail (White) – Batsto, NJ – 4.2 miles
Lost Lane Road – Penn State Forest – Jenkin’s Neck, NJ (Thanks Steve!) – 4 miles with pygmy pines!
Sandy Crest to Pine Ridge Hike – Pine Barrens – 6.5 miles

Woodland Township (Chatsworth, Lebanon, etc) –
Deep Hollow Trail – Brendan Byrne State Forest – 6.1 miles
Sooy Place Preserve – Woodland, NJ – no marked trails, but can do roadwalks
Parker Preserve Trails – Green (6.7 miles) and Yellow (5 miles).

Gloucester County


Clayton –
Glassboro WMA – Clayton, NJ

Franklin Township (Malaga, etc) –
Malaga Lake Park, Malaga, NJ
White Oak Branch WMA – Franklin Twp, NJ – 4 miles?

Logan Township –
Raccoon Creek WMA – Logan Township, NJ

Newfield –
Piney Hollow Preservation Area – Piney Hollow, NJ
New preserve next to Unexpected Wildlife Preserve

South Harrison Township –
Stewart Memorial Park and Harrisonville Lake WMA – South Harrison Township, NJ

West Deptford-
West Deptford Park – West Deptford, NJ – Thanks Roger!

Woolwich Township –
Raccoon Creek WMA – Logan & Woolwich Townships, NJ

Salem County


Alloway Township-
Holly Hills Nature Preserve – Alloway, NJ

Elmer –
Elmer Lake WMA

Elsinboro – 
Abbott’s Meadow Wildlife Management Area – Elsinboro, NJ

Oldmans Township –
Oldmans Creek Preserve – Auburn, NJ – 1 mile of trails (Thanks Philip!)

Pennsville –
Former Kilcohook National Bird Preserve Trails – Pennsville, NJ

Pilesgrove Township –
Featherbed Lane WMA – Pilesgrove, NJ
Camp Crockett County Park – Pilesgrove, NJ

Pittsgrove –
Green Trail – Parvin State Park Trails – Pittsgrove, NJ – 3 miles

Quinton –
Burden Hill Forest – Quinton, NJ

Salem –
Salem River WMA – Salem, NJ – 0.2 miles

Cumberland County


Bridgetown, NJ –
Albert J. Kolonich, Jr. Nature Trail – Bridgeton City Park – Bridgeton, NJ

Downe Township (Newport, etc) –
Warfle Farm Trail, Tat Starr Trail, Maple Street Trail, plus water trails – Glades Wildlife Refuge – Newport, NJ – 5 miles total
Egg Island WMA – Fortesque, NJ

Fairfield Township (Fairton, etc) –
Green Swamp Area Cohansey River Watershed Restoration Area – Fairton, NJ

Heislerville –
Matt’s Landing at Heislerville WMA – Heislerville, NJ

Maurice River Township –
Dike Trail – Heislerville WMA – Heislerville, NJ – 1 mile (one way)

Millville –
Buckshutem Wildlife Management Area – 1.5 miles one way
Union Lake WMA – Millville, NJ – miles of unmarked trails
Mamumuskin River Preserve – Millville, NJ – currently closed to the public
Riverview Park – Millville, NJ
Maurice River Bicycle & Walking Trail – Millville, NJ
Wheaten Arts Nature Trail – Millville, NJ

Cape Map County


Cape May –
Higbee Beach – Cape May, NJ – 6 locations

Lower Township –
Cox Hall Creek WMA – Villas, NJ – old homesite of a beer mogul

Middle Township –
Woodcock Trail (1.0 miles with a 0.4 mile side loop) – Delaware Bay Division – Cape May National Wildlife Refuge – Middle Township, NJ
Beaver Swamp Fish and Wildlife Management Area – Middle Township, NJ

North Dennis Township –
Jakes Landing – Dennis Creek WMA – North Dennis Township, NJ

South Cape May –
Main Trail, East Trail, Dune Trail – South Cape May Meadows – South Cape May, NJ – 1.3 miles (next to Cape May Point State Park)

Stone Harbor –
Salt Marsh Trail @ The Wetlands Institute (fee for access)

Upper Township (Tuckahoe, etc)
Tuckahoe WMA – Tuckahoe, NJ

Woodbine –
Belleplain State Forest (East Creek Trail, etc) – Woodbine, NJ – 7 miles (Thanks Steve!)

Atlantic County


Buena Vista Township –
Michael Debbi Park – Buena Vista Township, NJ – nature trail
Cedar Lake WMA – Buena Vista Township, NJ – short trails

Egg Harbor Township –
Riverbend Park of Atlantic County – Egg Harbor Township, NJ

Estell Manor –
Dorothy Preserve – Estell Manor, NJ

Folsom –
Great Egg Harbor WMA – Folsom, NJ (8th St)

Galloway –
Galloway Tract – Galloway, NJ

Hamilton Township (Mays Landing, etc) –
Lake Lenape County Park – Mays Landing, NJ – 2 mile old road, one way
Atlantic County Rail Trail @ Hamilton Preserve – Hamilton Township, NJ

Hammonton –
Hammonton Creek WMA (Amatol) – Hammonton, NJ

Mullica Township –
Pleasant Mills Preserve – Mullica Township, NJ (surrounded by Hammonton Creek WMA)

Northfield –
Birch Grove Park – Northfield, NJ – several miles of trails

Port Republic –
Port Republic WMA – Port Republic, NJ
Port Republic Hiking Trails – Bog Trail and and Mill Pond Trails – Port Republic, NJ – unknown miles

Weymouth Township –
Great Egg Harbor WMA – Belcoville, NJ

Ocean County


Barnegat Branch Trail County Park – Eventually 15.6 miles, currently 6 miles or so open.

Beachwood –
Tindey Hiking Trail + Swamp Spur – 4.4 miles – Jake’s Branch County Park – Beachwood, NJ – Less than 4 miles.

Berkeley Township –
Perimeter Loop Trail (2.25 miles) or Nature Trail (1.5 miles) – Double Trouble State Park Hikes – Bayville, NJ (Thanks Steve!)
Mill Creek County Park – Berkeley Township, NJ
Florence T. Allen Conservation Area – Berkeley Township, NJ

Farmingdale –
Allaire State Park Hikes (Green Trail, Orange Trail) – Farmingdale, NJ

Jackson Township –
Collier’s Mills WMA – Jackson, NJ

Lacey Township –
Forked River Mountains Preserve – Lacey Township, NJ
Eno’s Pond County Park – Lacey Township

Lakewood Township –
Ocean County Park – Lakewood, NJ
Hampton Pines Preserve – Lakewood Township, NJ (Trails under construction)

Little Egg Harbor Township –
Freedom Fields County Park – Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ
allanger Creek Habitat Enhancement Area – Little Egg Harbor Township, NJ (thanks Matt!)

Manchester Township –
Crossley Preserve – Manchester and Berkley Townships

Ocean Township (Waretown, etc)-
Sand Point Harbor Preserve – Ocean Township, NJ

Seaside Park –
Island Beach Trail – Seaside Park, NJ

Stafford Township –
Warren Grove Bogs Preserve – Stafford Township, NJ

Toms River –
Hovnanian Sanctuary – Tom’s River, NJ

Monmouth County


Atlantic Highlands – 
Hartshorne Woods Park – Atlantic Highlands, NJ (Thanks Jim!)

Freehold –
Turkey Swamp Trail – Freehold, NJ
Union Transporation Rail Trail – Freehold, NJ – 7.2 miles (one way) (Thanks Sue!)

Howell Township –
Manasquan Reservoir – Howell, NJ
Perimeter Trail  – Manasquan Resevoir – Howell, NJ – 5 miles

Middletown –
Huber Woods – Middletown, NJ – 8 miles (Thanks Jim!)

Neptune –
Shark River Park – Neptune, NJ – 5 miles-ish

Mercer County


Hamilton Township –
Duck Island – Hamilton, NJ

Hopewell Township (Titusville, Washington’s Crossing, etc) –
Washington’s Crossing Hike – Washington’s Crossing State Park, NJ
Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain – Titusville, NJ – (East side trails) 12 miles (Switchback Trail, Eastern Trails, Pine Grove Trail)
Fiddler’s Creek Preserve – Titusville, NJ – 2 miles

Lawrence Township –
Mercer Meadows – ? miles

Trenton –
Two Bridges Trail – Trenton, NJ – 3 miles
Trenton Riverfront Park – Trenton, NJ
D&R Canal State Park – 70 miles (33 miles Trenton to New Brunswick)

West Windsor –
Mercer County Park – West Windsor, NJ (6.1 miles)


Paddling Lake Oswego.

The Pres takes his first canoe trip – Lake Oswego – 2013.

This is where I post about canoe trips that I’ve heard about and want to do, but just haven’t had time yet!  Suggestions very welcome!  Just post a comment or e-mail southjerseytrails@gmail.com

Camden County – 
New Brooklyn County Park – Winslow, NJ
ig Timber Creek – put ins?
Pennsauken Creek

Burlington County –
Rancocas Creek Canoe Trail – Burlington County – 14 miles. Can be broken into shorter chunks (have done Medford Canoe Trail and “Wishbone Trail” portions)
Absegami Lake – Bass River State Forest – Bass River Township, NJ
Oswego River

Gloucester County –
Stewart Lake – Woodbury, NJ

Cumberland County
Dennis Township Wetland Restoration Site – Delmont, NJ (Canoeing)
Egg Island WMA and The Glades Paddling Trails- Fortesque, NJ

Cape May County
Great Bay Blvd WMA – Tuckerton, NJ

Atlantic County –
Cedar Lake WMA – Buena Vista Township, NJ – canoeing
Lake Lenape County Park – Mays Landing, NJ

All county maps by David Benbennick  – The maps use data from nationalatlas.gov, specifically countyp020.tar.gz on the Raw Data Download page. The maps also use state outline data from statesp020.tar.gz. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

9 responses to “Future Adventures

  1. Jim Ryan

    Hello — I am really impressed with your arsenal of hikes & parks! I have been
    to many of the same ones myself (mainly Atlantic, Ocean, Burlington,
    Monmouth, Camden, Gloucester, Cumberland & Cape May counties.) Also
    have some hike time in PA (Evansburg State Park, Ridley Creek SP,
    parks/trails in Lancaster & York Counties and others), and even a little
    “experience” in the beautiful Acadia National Park (been almost 8 years
    though — gotta get back there at some point!) Thanks to your excellent blog
    here, I learned of a few places I didn’t even know existed: Eagles’ Walk in
    Vincentown (checked that one off my list about 2 weeks ago), Black Run
    Preserve and Lizard Tail Swamp Preserve (now on my “to-do” hike list!)
    Anyway — because you welcomed suggestions…how about Hartshorne
    Woods & nearby Huber Woods (Monmouth County)? Not sure if you already
    visited those, but they are very decent parks for both hiking and biking. As
    for your “future” hikes — a lot of great ones on there. I would highly
    recommend Allaire SP (which is actually in Monmouth County, if I’m not
    mistaken), Parvin SP, Belleplain’s East Creek Trail (much better in the past
    four years or so since the local Boy Scouts Club built some boardwalks over
    otherwise wet/mucky areas), and Jake’s Branch. I was at JB in 2011…looks
    like they added a few more trails since then (Green, Orange & Yellow). Also,
    it looks like part of the Yellow trail follows “Pine Street”, which leads into
    Double Trouble SP; could be good for a “2-for-1” special!
    Anyway, perhaps I’ll run into you at one of the parks/trails sometime. Once
    again — great blog; in fact, I may just get inspired to start one of my own
    sometime! Happy hiking!
    – Jim

    • Thanks Jim! Glad you’re enjoying it.

      Thanks for the trail tips! I’d never heard of Hartshorne
      Woods or Huber Woods, so I’ll definitely add them to the list. Never been to Parvin or Jake’s Branch, so I’m excited for those (I think Parvin is my next “big day out” trail). The rest sound great too =)

  2. Jack Welsh

    How … or where … can we find out about this guided Hike on the Batona Trail section crossing the Franklin Parker Preserve on April 18th ?

  3. Sarah

    Birch Grove in Atlantic County and Higbee Beach and the Cape May point trails in Cape May County are musts!

    • Awesome! I’ve had a few folks recommend Higbee Beach lately, it’s definitely on the list. Where is Birch Grove? I haven’t heard of that one.

      • Jim Ryan

        I second Sarah’s notion about Birch Grove Park! Plenty of ponds, and trails in between to see every one of them! (There’s even a small covered bridge on one of them!) Plenty of other things there as well, such as a playground (great for The Pres and Tree Rider!), and fishing.

        As Sarah said, Birch Grove Park is in Atlantic County…more specifically, in Northfield, NJ. It’s off a road called Burton Ave., which is just off Tilton Road. (If you are coming down the Garden State Parkway Southbound, Tilton Road (CR 563) will be Exit 36A. The driveway is pretty long (goes by an athletic field), but will eventually lead to a decent-sized parking lot.

        Hope this helps — the park is great to visit any time of the year!


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