Rancocas State Park

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Rancocas State Park is a 4.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hainesport, NJ that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles 134 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

horseback riding

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

5 miles of well marked lightly used trails through a variety of ecosystems. Be aware that bugs can be plentiful throughout the spring and summer.


21 days ago

I did a mix of the green, white, blue, yellow, and orange trails coupled with deer trails. About 6 miles. Nice area, nice trails, but keep a lookout for ticks. I had two of them after my hike.


1 month ago

mountain biking

Summary: Beware of TICKS on less-used paths!!!

There is a surprisingly rugged trail blazed with bright green markings along the west side of the park that can be used for mountain biking. It's pretty fun if you have some experience, but there's places where you can wipe out, so safety gear is a must.

Also note that this less-used trail gets rather overgrown in the summer. Long pants and protective glasses are a MUST!! If you decide to use this path when it's overgrown, check often for ticks! I checked myself almost every five minutes and had flicked off six of them after a 45-minute excursion.

Since the trail is accessible year-round, you may want to avoid it in the summertime. Besides these caveats, it's a fun little excursion. Probably not worth traveling for, but great if you live in the area.


2 months ago

hiking

Very nice trail and worth a short drive to get there, just be sure to bring a bandana and some deet.


2 months ago

hiking


2 months ago

Love these trails. Well marked, did a total of 6.5 miles. So much different scenery all throughout.


3 months ago

hiking

My wife, dog, and I went here for the first time today. The hike was lovely! We only passed one other person on a Sunday afternoon and enjoyed the feeling of being away from it all. The trails are easy to follow and well-maintained. We had a great time and felt refreshed getting back into the car.

Unfortunately, though, we won't be going back. On the drive home I felt something on the back of my neck and after feeling back there came away with a tick in my grasp. He got to see the side of the highway. On getting back to the house we gave our dog a good exam and found 11 (not a typo, eleven) ticks on him.


4 months ago

hiking

Beautiful


4 months ago

Ticks. Soo many ticks.


4 months ago

hiking


5 months ago

hiking

Good time. We just went to check it out... Much more to explore!


5 months ago

hiking

Great. We took a leisurely stroll. Did a nice 2.5 loop. If we were bringing kids, they'd definitely have fun riding their bikes on the paved area... The older ones could handle the hike.


6 months ago

hiking

Hiked around, winter time in the 50s, it was quiet and a nice track around the creek. Even saw an otter.


11 months ago

hiking

I've been to this park a few times, I enjoy taking the blue and orange trail in a loop. The abandoned cabin on the creek side is very intriguing, one of my favorite parts about this park. I once saw a naked man running on the blue trail at dusk with my boyfriend. He was very fit, had short hair, a runner that enjoys going naked. It was quite startling but makes a funny story.


1 year ago

So many bugs! I had to cut my hike short because they were everywhere, flying into my ears flying into my mouth swarming around. I even had super strong bug spray on. Other than that it's a very pretty hike with a nice even incline.


2 years ago

walking

This park can be confused with the nature center in westampton which is technically also part of the rancocas state park, however they are accessed at different spots and are separated by the rancocas creek. Both are beautiful, mostly very clean, and great for bringing doggies. You may run into hunters, so just a heads up if you see men walking around with crossbows. There is a lot of history in these woods and you can find ruins of summer homes that were owned by philadelphians on the hainesport side along the creek.


3 years ago

TRAIL MAP is posted in the photos section. GREAT MTN. BIKING TRAILS


3 years ago

mountain biking

I ride the part of the park in Hainesport, between the South Branck and main branch of the Creek. Entrance is at the end of Deacon Road, in front of 1513 Deacon Road. The Green Trail and part of Blue are single track. I have added some log overs. I ride there with my dog, Denny, two mornings a week for fun and to stay in shape and bond with my bike. Recently the County took over the park and marked the Blue, Red, Green and Orange Trails. The loop is 4.44 Miles. Riding back and forth is about 6 miles. The ride is different in each direction.


3 years ago

cross country skiing

White, Blue, Red and Orange Trails are good for X-Country Skiing.


3 years ago

mountain biking

White Trail is good for any level rider. Brown, Green and Yellow Trails are more challenging.


3 years ago

trail running

Excellent for trail running. For best experience consult the map at the designated parking area to the left of the gate. Recommended route: Exit parking area to the right of the gate on the white trail. Proceed about 100 yards and take green trail to the right. Follow green trail to the end (0.84 miles). Go down to the boat launch on the right and turn left onto the white trail. Follow white trail out to access road and turn right (approx. 0.5 miles). Proceed 50 yards on the access road and turn left to pick up the white trail. White trail continues about another half mile. Turns into the brown trail that ends at small wooden bridge on left (50 yards on brown trail). Do not cross bridge. Continue straight past the bridge to take yellow trail loop (1.1 miles). This loop returns to the wooden bridge (do not cross). Turn left at the bridge and follow the brown trail out to another access road (0.55 miles). Cross the road and pick up the white trail again. Follow the white trail about 0.4 miles and turn right on the access road. Parking is directly ahead 150 yards. Someone did a great job with the trail layout. Enjoy.