Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower is a 4 mile point-to-point trail located near Tabernacle Twp, New Jersey and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round.
its no longer open to the public..
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!!
Took the batona trail from carranzo memorial, out and back. Great hike, even in winter. The lookout tower was a nice treat.
Cold in the snow!!!
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?
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.
Fine. Trail needed maintenance and constantly bush whacking. Lots of ticks but fire tower rewarding.