The Pine Barrens is a 13 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hammonton, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
off road driving
Very nice hike. Went with out of shape body and made the hike in 8 hours. Scouting future places to camp. Friendly people on the trail. Saw some interesting stuff on the tail! Very deceptive hike due to beach sand! Like walking to the beach to find a place to sit, type of sand. Very clean and an authentic touch with nature. Part of the food web and ecosystem. Excellent educational hike.
Very peaceful despite being near roads, flat and sandy,, easy on the joints
Flat. Sandy. Roadside. The three most prevalent features of this trail. Every campsite was within earshot of the road, and thus traffic. The trail was relatively well maintained, but was flat and boring beyond belief. This was worthy of a day hike and nothing more.
-Through hike fall2015
This is a great trail! Hiked the 9.5 mile loop in about 3.5 hours. Followed yellow blazes, to green, to purple which linked us back to the yellow taking us back to the parking lot. Everything was very well maintained and marked. Trail was mostly flat with soft ground and was very easy. I hiked with full gear and supplies for 6 days (training for longer trips) and still had no problem making good time. The trail cuts in and out of several sandy "roads" for dirt bikes, etc. We were there in February, so it was very quiet and only encountered one other person. Absolutely loved it there and would recommend to anyone for a nice quick hike while still covering good mileage.