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Barnegat Lighthouse Trail is a 1.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Barnegat Light, New Jersey that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 1.9 mi Elevation gain 32 ft Route type Out & Back

Dogs on leash

Kid friendly

Nature trips

Walking

Beach

Views

Historic site

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Piro Hernandez
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Incredible trail

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Kate RN
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Walking

It was a short and easy trail. Many birds to see and hear. The lighthouse is currently closed, so this was a nice little treat to explore the grounds.

Nicole C.
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Ellen Trevelise Sweeney
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Hiking

Great scenic hike. I literally took 20+ pics and enjoyed the slow stroll with beautiful views. Part of the sand was closed off due to nesting of piping plovers and two other bird species but it looked like people walked through the area anyways as there were fresh footprints. Idiots.

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Kyle Anderson
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I love Barnegat Lighthouse and everything about it. It’s an easy walk through clear paths. A little elevation but nothing major at all. Plenty of places to snag great photos (use black and white.. a lot). I often refer to this park as my “Happy Place” and I’ll continue to come here until the day I no longer can.

Stacy Mick
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Brought the 2 dogs and they weren’t aloud on the beach. Or the trail. Or the concrete walk along the water. (From September to April is ok). However, since it was so cold we brought them with us. We didn’t walk far at all because the sand is made up of broken shells and I was worried about their paws. There was a small trail with stairs that was cute. Not terrible but not great.

Sam Halperin
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this is out and back along the barnegat light breakwater. pick a nice winter day and there will only be a handful of people.

David Imhof
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Hiking

The trail for this starts in the parking lot. The trail shown on AllTrails does not include the short loop through the woods. When you enter the park from the parking lot, take the short .2 mile loop through the woods that is on the right. After completing the loop, continue on the trail as shown. It follows a concrete walkway along the inlet where there are usually people fishing. Benches are placed along the walkway. When you get to the end of the walkway, climb through the railing to continue on the rocks. These can be slippery depending on weather and tide. At the end of the jetty, the beach is on the right. It is not recommended for swimming due to changing currents caused the by tides, jetty, and inlet. All in all it's a nice walk, not strenuous, although you do need to watch your footing on the rocks. We also saw a variety of water birds - seagulls, plovers, oystercatchers, and others. Fun time!

Big Mamma
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Go early... cool view :)

Brandon Noll
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Lina H
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Ryan Travis
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Mauricio Barajas
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Jennifer Petrosinelli
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Noah Desmarais
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Amanda DeMauro
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Melissa Dispenza
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Melissa Dispenza
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Samantha L.
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Tiffany Steiner
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Tarry H
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Andrew Snyder
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Katie Rizzo
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Brandon Heeren
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Udhaya Reddy
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Ron Kisor
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Mum F.
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Chris Sanfino
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