Batsto Lake Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Washington Township, New Jersey that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 131 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Please note that this trail is currently closed due to COVID 19.

hiking
22 hours ago

I would recommend this trail for a beginner or family walk. Kid friendly and well marked path. Sand was a issue and lack of scenery change.

hiking
2 days ago

Great trail, well marked.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice flat 4 mile trail. Quarter of the trail was sandy. Good mix of open fields and wooded areas that dip down to the water. Quite a few small benches to sit and rest along the trail as well. 4/5 family friendly.

Great trail. End on the lake side for a spectacular view and to wander through the village.

hiking
11 days ago

Would recommend. A bit crowded but most people were nice and kept their distance.

recorded Batsto Lake Trail

hiking
12 days ago

Relaxing hike with lake views. Plenty of parking, and the old abandoned village is in this same location. Easy to complete, we spotted a gentleman wearing khakis and a stroller with his pregnant wife, for context.

hiking
3 months ago

very cool burnt trees in the beginning of the hike, and ends with views of a lake. Saw cute dogs and lots of green with the pines. great for a day hike

hiking
3 months ago

Didn't actually finish the four mile white trail. Took a wrong turn and ended up back at my car and decided to call it a day. Absolutely lovely. Looking forward to coming back and finishing it.

bugs
4 months ago

it was horrible there were trees and birds and ponds and rivers with fish was expecting a paved trail but it was made of dirt instead very disappointing haha

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful trail that is well maintained even in the off season.

hiking
5 months ago

Batsto white trail

hiking
6 months ago

nice trails and well mark, Love the visit center at start.

recorded Batsto Lake Trail

hiking
6 months ago

Flat and sandy. Surprise! But historic parts and bridge by old mill made it better than typical south jersey pine lands hike!

hiking
6 months ago

Breathtakingly beautiful trail with sugar-sand paths that start and end in the 1700s ghost town of Batsto Village. The history is great but nature beats it. We highly recommend this hike.

hiking
over grown
7 months ago

so quiet and peaceful.. somewhat busy seems like I always walk the opposite direction as everyone else lol but other then that it's a nice stroll thru the forest some trails are alittle overgrown but this time of year didnt have any ticks or chiggers so happy about that

hiking
bugs
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Nice well maintained trail. Beautiful

hiking
over grown
8 months ago

This was a okay hike - we only did the white trail (about 4 miles, along the River then in the brush on the way back). It was often overgrown and marked for most areas. The views were not that great as they were grown in, but it was peaceful and relaxing! There are many trails, so this is only for the one that we took. Id love to go back and try others on a longer day!

hiking
over grown
11 months ago

Always a favorite! Quick hike through a regenerating post-fire forest, cedar bog, and the lake. I usually go early to avoid running into too many people. The dog loves it too. The white trail is getting overgrown in parts, so beware the ticks and chiggers.

hiking
Fri May 17 2019

Nice secluded walk. Only saw 4 people along the white trail. The lake views aren’t anything to write home about though.

hiking
muddy
Thu Mar 28 2019

hiking
Wed Mar 20 2019

Well-marked trail and not crowded at all on a Thursday afternoon. There’s also a nice gift shop and bathrooms inside the visitor center.

hiking
Fri Mar 15 2019

Very short quick pleasant trail.

hiking
snow
Wed Feb 20 2019

walking
Mon Jan 28 2019

Enjoyable trail with a history center and historic buildings to start or finish a scenic hike.

Thu Dec 27 2018

Good place to get out to the woods for a short day hike. It is what you would expect for the Pine Barrens. Relatively flat and no incredible views although the lake is nice. It is quiet and wasn't crowded when I went during the colder months. Trails are well marked.

hiking
Sat Nov 10 2018

Beautiful trail very nice for the beginner

hiking
Sat Nov 10 2018

We went trail walking in the stroller with our 3 month old. He loved it and fell asleep for at least half of the 4 mi. Batso Lake Trail. People had their dogs and it did not seem to bother anyone. The staff in the main office where the bathrooms are were very nice. Its a beautiful place to explore the NJ pine barrens anytime of year (especially during foliage time). Even in mid November we found ticks on us :O

hiking
Sat Nov 03 2018

History frozen! I loved exploring here! We lucked out with a beautiful day! Trails were a blast.

hiking
Sat Nov 03 2018

Very beautiful views of the Batsto Lake

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