Wharton State Forest: Batona Campground Trail

MODERATE 3 reviews
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Wharton State Forest: Batona Campground Trail is a 7.8 mile out and back trail located near Vincentown, NJ that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.8 miles 320 feet Out & Back

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trail running
3 months ago

I have run the entire trail in all four seasons, I can appreciate a trail anywhere but the terrain is painfully flat, and the sights and sounds are somewhat bland. There are LOTs of major road crossings so the sense of a peaceful wilderness experience is short lived. Firetowers are pretty cool though, so the flat terrain offers a view for miles. Bring bug spray, and be mindful of some of the spur trails marked similarly to the single pink blazes.

camping
1 year ago

Stayed overnight at this campground in mid-November 2014 with a group of boy scouts. We hiked in from the Apple Pie Hill Fire Tower. It was nice to see the nearby Carranza Memorial at night.

hiking
1 year ago

Did the trail in three days. I saw only a handful of people.