Explore the most popular trail running trails in Wharton State Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Relatively easy access, pretty pond and river area.

hiking
1 month ago

Good family trail starts off real nice hiking along a cool wooded area along the lake soon as you get to the upper area of the trail it turns into sandy wooded roads which I wouldn’t classify as a trail...the scenery also disappears in this area with no visuals of the lake

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1 month ago

Beautiful clean trail with great Lake and river sites

on Batsto Lake Trail

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

I have walked this trail many times with groups and I enjoy it very much. It is a great introduction to hiking. The trail does contain some roots and ground that is not level, so do be careful if this is one of your first times venturing onto natural, unpaved or graded hiking trails.

backpacking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

I used this trail to spend an overnighter at the Lower Forge Campground. From a hiking perspective, it's an easy trail. You're in the Pine Barrens so it's a sandy trail, and apart from the river there's not much variety to the scenery. And as you approach the area of Quaker Bridge Road, you'll see and hear many people enjoying offroading in their trucks, ATVs and bikes.

The campground was a disappointment. The sites are basically right next to each other, so you don't get any privacy. And there was not much dead wood to be found (if you plan on doing a campfire).

trail running
Friday, October 07, 2016

The Batsto Lake White Trail (White blaze/marker) is about 4 miles start to finish. The trail is shared with the Batsto Lake Blue Trail (Blue blaze/marker) and the Batona Trail (Pink blaze/marker) for parts of its length.
I've enjoyed the use of this path through the woods for trail running. Easy on the legs yet a good workout.

walking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

Beautiful, quiet, easy walk.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Nice, peaceful.

hiking
Friday, July 01, 2016

This experience for my friend and I was one of the worst of our entire lives. The trails lead to absolutely nothing but a fire tower, which while cool, isn't fulfilling for the large amount of nothing that led to it

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2016

A lot to offer here. My girlfriend and I made a day trip here last summer. Only downfall was how hot it was but luckily we were prepared. We decided to hit up a trail that was 50 miles long. We didn't do the whole thing but were able to complete about a 10 mile all-around hike. We ventured through the trail until it became a very narrow trail. There was a downed tree blocking part of it about 7 miles in. We could tell no one had been on it for a while. Regardless it was a fun time.

hiking
Friday, April 17, 2015

This is the main State P & F site for both History and Hiking. Large visitors' center, huge 19th c. summer home of the Wharton family and a wide variety of trails to explore. I've been going there since the late 1940's and have yet to explore all the trails.

hiking
Monday, February 16, 2015

There are a lot of trails off the sandy roads. You can spend several hours there or just a few.

hiking
Tuesday, September 10, 2013

So many trails! So little time! Great views, fresh air and wonderful places to sit and just collet your thoughts, beautiful

camping
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Camping, fishing, canoeing, hiking all good for this place. What a beautiful site.

mountain biking
Monday, October 15, 2012

there's also a mountain bike trails . the green one for beginners like 4 miles, the blue trails are like 6 to 6 and a half miles , and I believe the red if 19 miles . the trails are all easy and well maintained.

hiking
Sunday, April 29, 2012

This was an excellent trail starting at Batsto Village, there are 3 loop trails, red (1 mile, easy), blue (1.8 miles, moderate), and white (4 miles, moderate). The trails take you to the lake and back to the visitor center parking lot. We took the blue trail, relatively sandy and flat with just enough ups and downs to get your heart rate going. Beautiful scenery, too.

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