Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower

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Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower is a 4 mile point-to-point trail located near Tabernacle Twp, NJ and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.

4.0 miles 81 feet Point to Point

kid friendly

hiking

walking

1 month ago

its no longer open to the public..

4 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Be careful when you park because our gps brought us to a sand path in the middle of the woods. Luckily we did not get stuck but another group of hikers did. Not exactly kid friendly. The watch tower is filled in with graffiti and curse words. But awesome view from the top if you are brave enough to walk up!!

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Took the batona trail from carranzo memorial, out and back. Great hike, even in winter. The lookout tower was a nice treat.

hiking
10 months ago

Cold in the snow!!!

1 year ago

Pretty clear day, climbed up the tower but was locked. Hung out, was still able to see AC and Philly which was cool. Would love to see at night. Anyone know if you can camp or does patrol come around at night?

hiking
1 year ago

canoeing
1 year ago

Fun

hiking
1 year ago

Park your car on one of the PAVED roads leading into this area! Unless you have a jeep with excellent off road tires and lots of clearance don't even attempt to drive the roads to the tower.

That being said; having done most of my hiking on more woodsy and mountain trains, this was an interesting change. Flat, Soft, needle covered trails that snake through the Jersey Pine Barrens. Basically blueberry bushes and the Jersey Pines the whole lengthy of the hike. The most difficult part of the hike was the walk on the very soft and sandy road leading to the trail. If you've never hiked the Pine Barrens: you should try it for the change of scenery.

hiking
1 year ago

Fine. Trail needed maintenance and constantly bush whacking. Lots of ticks but fire tower rewarding.

1 year ago

Amazing view from the top of the tower.

hiking
1 year ago

Shuttle-hiked from Apple Pie HIll to Carranza Memorial. Completing the BT, one leg at a time.
Still cold, but not bitter. Perfect weather for the Pine Barrens.

hiking
2 years ago

This is probably not the best hike to do in the summer. The trail was very overgrown and there were a couple of flies following us on the trail. I would definitely wear pants on this hike if you plan on going in the spring or summer. I plan on sticking to more mountanous hikes in PA but this is not a bad trail if you want to check out the pine barrens.

walking
2 years ago

Beautiful view of the Pine Barrens, and you can see Philadelphia and Atlantic City from the tower. There may be broken glass around, so be careful.

hiking
3 years ago

Great long hike, easy terrain. Awesome view of Philadelphia and Atlantic City from the fire tower!

hiking
3 years ago

Hiked from Carranza Memorial to the fire tower and back. Loved it. Cool bogs. Blueberries lined much of the trail. Someone mentioned trash and tags, but that is just at the tower itself. Didnt see but a few other people on the trails and was lucky to have the tower to myself for a leisurely lunch at the top enjoying the views. It can be confusing to get from the Memorial to the trail head - just cross the road go through the campground, and stay to the left of the sandy "road" (i ended up on the road for a while on the way out as i didnt see the trail to the left)

hiking
3 years ago

Hiked from Carranza Memorial to the fire tower and back. Loved it. Cool bogs. Blueberries lined much of the trail. Someone mentioned trash and tags, but that is just at the tower itself. Didnt see but a few other people on thr trails and was lucky to have the tower to myself for a leisurely lunch at the top enjoying hte views. It can be confusing to get from the Memorial to the trail head - just cross the road go through the campground, and stay to the left of the sandy "road" (i ended up on the road for a while on the way out as i didnt see the trail to the left)

hiking
3 years ago

Good views, but pretty trashy and heavily tagged

hiking
4 years ago

its a cool place to go and climb the tower I had fun at night time