Harrisville Pond is a 4.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Chatsworth, 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.

Length4.1 miElevation gain55 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsPaddle sportsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestLakeRiverViewsWildlifeBlowdownHistoric site
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Hiked past the bog between 563 and 679 then proceeded to the Harrisville Lake Trail, Ruins, Martha Road, Ruins and back along the Batona Trail.

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Gary Hollinger
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Amazing

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Patrick Calabria
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Homer Jay
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It was a nice trail to start with. Quiet, peaceful, woodsy. Goes onto the Batona for a bit. That leads to a dirt/sand road, but that was still nice. Didn't see anyone except for one guy at the very beginning. Didn't see much of the ruins, either. Perhaps I just didn't see them, perhaps there ain't much left of them. Walk up the main road to finish wasn't bad. No traffic. Maybe four cars passed me.

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Jeremy Kahle
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nice hike. we went counter clockwise around it. the first part is an old dirt road, very sandy. after the bridge, it becomes more trail-like. the last section was the nicest. trail was covered with pine needles making it nice and soft with some good views of the lake.

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Rachael Stults
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Good hike, but last bit is right on highway.

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Gary Hollinger
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Some flooding because it rained the night before

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Rob Holdcraft
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It’s a lovely hike the Sand Road up to Martha’s forge can get kind of monotonous so definitely take those side trips to see the picturesque spots along the Oswego river

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Bridget Bradshaw
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Bob Corson
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nice walk, nobody there

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Michelle Vanelli
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Fun and scenic on a perfect fall day. Perfect for the dog!

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Eric Camm
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fun easy hike

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Randy Davis
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Very flat, easy 4 mile hike.

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Stephanie Davis
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Liz Andrews
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Overall this was a decent trail. The terrain is flat, so it’s a good trail for a nice long amble through the woods without too much of a challenge. We only ran into one other group while we were out, so definitely very secluded if you are looking to get away from people. The trail was decently marked. A bit sunny for being in the woods, which is something unique to the Pinelands. The biggest drawbacks was the lack of restrooms (we drove from Philly and should have researched this ahead of time) and the ticks were quite bad. Between a group of 4 we picked off probably 10-15 ticks during and after the hike, and 2 of us were bitten. We used herbal bug spray, so I recommend going with the stronger stuff for this area and doing a very thorough tick check afterwards! I’d probably go back cooler weather.

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Rachel Benoit
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My husband and I loved this trail! There's a lot of diverse views and wildlife to take in. I would definitely start by doing the portion along the road.

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Luv Hooks
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Beautiful hike! Very flat and perfect for all levels! But I left covered in ticks. Same for my dogs! Be prepared to thoroughly scan your body after this hike! Great place to swim after the hike! Didn’t see anyone else on the hike! Perfect for letting trained dogs off the leash.

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Chris Sanfino
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Paddle sports

Paddled upstream from the dam past the Martha Bridge.

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Missi Alger
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The actual trail itself was awesome very well marked. Then when it turns to a road it’s pretty uneventful and completely unmarked.

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Shannon OSullivan
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Nice easy trail. Hidden ruins were a neat find.

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Adeline Kulik
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Great trail, not allot of foot traffic. Great place to go hiking with the dogs, would definitely go again!

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Brian Bezak
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The lake trail was fun.

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Joe Nolter
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This is a great trail for beginners. I had no issues finding trail markers. Awesome views of the pond. Little to no bugs at this point.

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Ekaterina Sedia
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Really nice trail; I would recommend tackling the portion along the road first. Dogs liked it — the dirt roads and Batona trails are nice and wide, so no ticks so far.

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Greg Fischer
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I would recommend this trail for any new hikers or pinelands transplants. In a short and easy trail, you get a good look at several Pine Barrens habitats, in addition to the historic ruins. Nature lovers can find a variety of wildlife here. Also interesting are the remaining catalpa trees that have survived since the area was an iron furnace in the early-mid 1800s.

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Jess Mroz
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Most of the trail is also a road; therefore, it is not relaxing. It also is quite boring. I pulled 7 ticks off me and it was not worth it.

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Glenn Brocken
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Hiked this loop today with 5 people and 8 dogs. Trail was well maintained. There was some large puddles, but was able to walk around all of them. Will do this one again.

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Louis Dallara
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excellent

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Mark Gailer
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Good family trail starts off real nice hiking along a cool wooded area along the lake soon as you get to the upper area of the trail it turns into sandy wooded roads which I wouldn’t classify as a trail...the scenery also disappears in this area with no visuals of the lake

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Chris Sanfino
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Hiked past the bog between 563 and 679 then proceeded to the Harrisville Lake Trail, Ruins, Martha Road, Ruins and back along the Batona Trail.

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