Clayton Park: Clayton Woods Trail is a 1.8 mile trail located near Neptune City, New Jersey. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.
Seeking a more invigorating and scenic hike than a simple flat nature trail, I took a trip to Clayton Park in Upper Freehold, NJ. I was certainly not disappointed! Both the Doctors Creek trail and the Old Forge trail offer slight uphills and downhills in spots while offering some terrific deep forest scenery (especially on the Old Forge trail).
I have so much more to say but since I don't have my actual trail map in front of me, I will make sure to post even more comments another time. In the meantime, make a plan to hike in Clayton Park. There is a parking area right by the trail head at 161 Emley's Hill Road, Upper Freehold, NJ 08526.
Have a safe and fun hike!