Batona Trail is a 51.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Chatsworth, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length51.3 miElevation gain964 ftRoute typePoint to point
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This pink-blazed trail through the Jersey Pines can be accessed from several points, and many miles of sand roads can be used to create loop hikes. There are back country campsites (permit required) in Wharton State Forest at Buttonwood Hill, Lower Forge and Batona Camp, as well as campgrounds in Bass River State Forest at Lake Absegami just off Stage Road, and in Brendan T. Byrne State Forest at Brendan T. Byrne Camp just off Rt. 72. The trail is mostly level, passing through Pine/ Oak forest and Atlantic White Cedar swamps, crossing small streams, and meeting the Batsto River at a few spots, with a not-very high point at Apple Pie Hill, 205 feet above sea level.

Parking and camping at Lake Absegami Camp (southern end), and Brendan T. Byrne Camp (northern end), parking only at Evans Bridge on Rt. 563, at Batsto State Park off Rt. 542, at Quaker Bridge on Quaker Bridge Road off Rt. 206, at the Carranza Memorial on Carranza Rd, and at Four Mile off Rt. 70. Camping permits available at the Batsto State Park Office and the Atsion Ranger Station on Rt. 206 at Atsion Rd.

Bass River State Forest, 762 Stage Road, Tuckerton, NJ 08087; 609-296-1114 Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, P.O. Box 215, New Lisbon, NJ 08064; 609-726-1191 Wharton State Forest, 31 Batsto Road, Hammonton, NJ 08037 Batsto Office: 609-561-0024 Atsion Office: 609-268-0444

To access the central or southern parts of the trail from Philadelphia, take the Atlantic City Expressway to Exit 28 at Hammonton, NJ, then take Rt. 54 N to U.S. 30 E, then Rt. 542 E. To access the northern terminus of the trail in Brendan T. Byrne State Forest, take state Rt. 70 E to Co. Rt. 642 W for the trailhead, or Rt. 72 E for the campground. To access the central or southern parts of the trail from New York or points north, take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 50 at New Gretna, then Rt. 542 W to Lake Absegami camp by the southern end, or to Batsto State Park for the central part of the trail; for the northern end, take Exit 88, then Rt. 70 W to Rt. 72.

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Helen Mersiowsky
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Don’t follow the trail head markers on here in Google. It will lead you straight into puddles.

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John B
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batona day 2

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Earl Eckman
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Freedom of the pines!!!

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Emma Coltoff
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Nice little stroll. No variation on scenery or elevation

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Bob Buchanan
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kelley mcgee-williams
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peaceful

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Bob Buchanan
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Bob Buchanan
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Kait Bowdler
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Easy but enjoyable

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Bob Buchanan
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Marisa Meola
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Leilani Mathis
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Lisa Dugan
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Nice section by the pond.

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Isaac Kremer
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Nice to walk in the snow

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Denis Carroll
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Ryann DiNatale
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Trying to complete the batona with the kids and this was a great 5mile starter hike. Hiked from Evans bridge to Bulltown road.

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David Rendell
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I was on part of the trail yesterday in the snow. Conditions excellent. No other footprints so I was the only one there all day. Worth a visit, especially in the snow.

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Joshua Braun
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Joshua Braun
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Joshua Braun
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Amelia G
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Joshua Braun
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Joshua Braun
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Adeliah Nero
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Bob Buchanan
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Thomas Sommers
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Ba-to-na = back to nature

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Joshua Braun
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David Hecker
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The trail is very wet today. Huge puddles in the middle of the path. I fell into one of them. I had a great time anyway.

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Corey Swarthout
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Real cool area! Only did a small section, would love to come back and explore some more.

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