Bass River State Forest was the first forest acquired by the state of New Jersey in 1905 for public recreation, water conservation, and wildlife and timber management. Lake Absegami, a 67-acre lake created in the 1930's, is the center of the forest's recreational activities and provides an area for swimming and a serene setting for boating and canoeing. A trail through the Absegami Natural Area wanders through a pine/oak woods and a small Atlantic white cedar bog

Definitely nice scenery but do not follow the marked trail on AllTrails… It is not accurate. We had to backtrack several times because the trail had been washed out by storms in the past apparently.

Nice scenery for sure and flat open trails. The only thing is this advertised 4.3 mile trail is not looped. So if you walk around the multiple bodies of water which was recorded to be around 4 miles be prepared to walk directly back your original track because of the fact that it’s no longer looped. As a result total hike is 7 or so miles.

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5 months ago

I love the motha f***ing forgeeee. I was birthed here

hiking
Monday, February 06, 2017

Nice,easy trail. Lots of peace and quiet.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Nice Lake, flat open Trails. Great place to take a Dog for. walk.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Stunning view at sunset! Very clean and and swimming allowed in season.

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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Located near the Batona Trailhead, Bass River is a gorgeous walk. Lake Absegami is stunning year round.

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Saturday, September 21, 2013

These trails are the best in the area, I have being going to Bass River since I was a kid, now my husband and I love hiking with our two dogs, just mins from our house. Highly recommended trails, yellow trail is the best.

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Friday, September 16, 2011

Today I hiked the 3.4 mile Yellow trail at Bass River State Forest.The trail is a very nice walk through the pine barrens at its best.
The paths are wide and very well maintained the blazes are on signposts so there is no chance of missing them.It is all flat sand paths.This will be my new go to spot, it is only 4 miles from home.

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