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Eldora Nature Preserve Loop is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Woodbine, New Jersey that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and is primarily used for hiking.

Length 2.1 mi Elevation gain 19 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Bugs

Over grown

No dogs

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Situated on the southern edge of the Pine Barrens, Eldora Nature Preserve is the site of the New Jersey Chapter's Delaware Bayshores Center, and was the first preserve established by The Nature Conservancy expressly for the protection of rare moths. The Eldora Nature Preserve's three hiking trails traverse over 5 miles, and include a recently installed boardwalk overlooking the scenic West Creek and marsh. These trails lead visitors through a mosaic of wild habitatsincluding mixed hardwood swamps, vernal ponds, salt marshes, fields and meadows, and pine-oak woodlands.

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Route 47 in Delmont NJ

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HikingBugsOver grown

6/14/20 I would only reccommend going on the first part of the trail until you get to the overlook with the osprey nest and then turning around. The rest of the trail is overgrown, not well marked, and infested with ticks. When we arrived, a woman was coming out of the trail rushing to get home to remove three ticks from her. We brushed 20+ ticks off of us and had to stop frequently to check for them.

mike brown
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Walking

July 16th. Trails are in poor shape. Many trees, branches and growth on or across Red, White and Blue trails. Three of us came out of woods covered with chiggers and at least 25 ticks of all sizes between the three of us. Wouldn't recommend these trails until some maintenance is performed. The vista view was enjoyable with a view of an osprey nest which contained a young bird, not yet a fledgling.

JoAnne kates
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Hiking

My walk was enjoyable. Very flat, but in the woods. Nice viewing platform for salt marsh. Well blazed but with 3 different colors I wasn't sure what constituted the 2.1 mile loop. Not a good summer trail, but Autumn worked well. If you are walking Sept.-Jan. it is prudent to where a color like bright orange (as hunters do), because there is bow hunting. Map of trails on their web site shows the trails well.

Mackenzie Weiler
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BUGS. So many spiderwebs and mosquitos in early August, we got eaten alive. However, besides that, it was a beautiful area with a big, well-marked parking lot. Great quick stop on the way back from the Jersey shore, even if you just walk out the lookout platform.

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Walking
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Short jaunt the pinelands. Flat as a pancake. Went on a day with bad weather and didnt see another person on the trails. Did, however end up with lots of "spiderface" - guess its good to have other people before you to break all the webs along the trails. Pretty much the same through-out - pine woods with a bog or two. Then there is a viewing platform built out int the wetlands to see crabs and birds. This was a diversion for me on the way to the shore. Not worth a long trip

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Bruce Hopkin
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Matthew Ross
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Jeannie Donahue
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Chris Sanfino
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Eric Duce
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D'Ana Stockfish
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Pattie Basile
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Sam Karson
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Bill Mcmahon
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