Franklin Parker Preserve is a 6.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Chatsworth, New Jersey that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length6.6 miElevation gain85 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingDog friendlyLakeViewsWildflowersMuddy
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Beautiful Pine Barrens trail through old cranberry bogs and blueberry fields. Follow the red trail from the Chatsworth entrance. Lots of wild and semi wild blueberries. Also a short tower which allows one to oversee the cranberry bogs, and in the middle of the woods two huge Adirondack chairs.

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Lynn P
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Red trail was clearly marked throughout the entire trail. Very enjoyable and not predictable. Wooden bridges.

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Emma Molleken
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An insane amount of bugs, way too muddy. 4 miles in they cut out a major part of the path and was impossible to get around considering there’s no service to pull up the map.

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Roger Harris
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Nikki Bolton
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Had to take my shoes and socks off to get through water, hit a ton of detours

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Kelly B
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Laura Mae
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Vijay Chaudhary
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Lot of bugs on the trail and muddy too.

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Daniel OBrien
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peter likarish
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Alex P
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A bit washed out in spots but a lovely hike

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Andrew Adams
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Homer Jay
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I originally had a somewhat negative review for this trip, but I ultimately enjoyed my day so much that I couldn't see keeping the gloomy vibes on here. The place is so magnificent that I cannot consciously put it down with my nitpicking. Beautiful landscape and a 60 degree sunny day in February. :-)

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Richard Feldman
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flooded. couldn't get around the loop

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Brian Pierce
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A great hike! The red trail is washed out midway though.

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Michael Schwebel
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Well marked, beautiful, variable landscape hike! Many trails to see. 5/5!!!

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Alice Dahms
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Easy 3 mile loop. Lovey.

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Don V
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Daniel Hoover
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HikingBridge outFloodedMuddy

3.8 I tried to get the red trail in, I started in the east side of the red, pretty cool, if you want the trail feeling, do the red, the green trail is more open like dirt road. the break was there with the bridge out, I did think I could use the green and cut back down to get to the red. but one of the concrete reservoir was about 10 inches. I though about it but didn't. went back up the green and crossed west back to red to finish the top west part of the red. about 5.6 miles. on two parking spots takes in the morning. peaceful..

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Janet Lynn
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Quiet, easy, varied scenery.

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April McGarrett
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Jon Shilale
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Trails clearly marked and maintained.

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Leon McDowell
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Martin N.
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completely gone trail ( see 10ft chunk of trail missing) as well was multiple other underwater parts turned this 6.6 mile hike in a 8.7 mule hike in the dark.

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Dann Pudish
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