Double Trouble State Park offers an outstanding example of the Pine Barrens ecosystem and a window into the Pine Barrens history. The park provides the protection and interpretation of over 8000 acres of significant natural, cultural, and recreational resources representative of the Pinelands National Reserve. Its location and resource base afford an opportunity to introduce visitors to southern New Jersey's natural and cultural heritage. Both the natural environment, consisting of a high quality Pine Barrens watershed, and an extremely well preserved historic village associated with New Jersey cranberry agriculture and Atlantic White Cedar logging and milling industries are available to visitors at Double Trouble State Park.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Easy laid bike ride.

One of our favorite hikes! Easy walking, cool old buildings, lots of wildlife!

I started from the parking lot trailhead like most folks do. As you cross the old cranberry bog, most will turn back, which is a shame because by continuing on is when the real fun starts.

Continue going straight along the backside of the big and you'll shortly come to a steel gate/barrier that you can simply walk around. I believe at this point you have left the park but are still on state land. This is a nicely forested trail that continues on for about a mile.

The terrain changes here and becomes treeless and sandy. More like the typical Pine Barrens. It also has a very desolate feel to it. There's some water here that is amazing in color. This section follows some power lines towards Lacey Rd which is a couple of miles away.

You'll eventually see a wide trail that cuts back into the forest. Follow this back towards the parking lot. On the way you'll see the Cedar Creek kayak/canoe launch point, and pass through the remains of an old village that is now part of the park.

trail running
Sunday, September 11, 2016

hard surface trail to top off forked river mountain great out and back

hiking
Saturday, August 06, 2016

walking
Tuesday, July 12, 2016

walking
Monday, June 06, 2016

Very easy walk around cranberry bogs and an historic little town. Great for kids. Interesting history. Enjoy!

hiking
Tuesday, March 01, 2016

canoeing
Sunday, May 24, 2015

hiking
Friday, April 17, 2015

Perfect starter hike for young explorers! Not too long, not too short. Plenty of things to see and learn.
Mostly flat, well maintained trails

hiking
Sunday, March 29, 2015

hiking
Saturday, December 06, 2014

hiking
Monday, October 27, 2014

Used to come here as a child when Shorty took care of it back in the 60s. Absolutely no one else around. Clean clear Cedar water and sandy roads. Though it is blocked off to vehicles it's a great hike. Will bring kayaks next time.

hiking
Friday, October 03, 2014