Batona Trail is a 51.6 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Chatsworth, NJ that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This pink-blazed trail through the Jersey Pines can be accessed from several points, and many miles of sand roads can be used to create loop hikes. There are back country campsites (permit required) in Wharton State Forest at Buttonwood Hill, Lower Forge and Batona Camp, as well as campgrounds in Bass River State Forest at Lake Absegami just off Stage Road, and in Brendan T. Byrne State Forest at Brendan T. Byrne Camp just off Rt. 72. The trail is mostly level, passing through Pine/ Oak forest and Atlantic White Cedar swamps, crossing small streams, and meeting the Batsto River at a few spots, with a not-very high point at Apple Pie Hill, 205 feet above sea level.