Maurice River Bluffs Preserve

MODERATE 44 reviews

Maurice River Bluffs Preserve is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Millville, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
203 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

river

views

wildlife

no dogs

The trail system features a 35-foot long bridge, steps and rails throughout the steeper parts that make the trails accessible to all levels of hikers, multiple benches and picnic tables, and a bird blind overlooking the river. This enclosure allows visitors a “bird’s eye view” of various waterfowl and eagles in their natural habitat without disturbing them. Visitors to the preserve can also take advantage of the visitor kiosk, stocked with interpretive information and large trail maps. All enhancements were made by staff and volunteers entirely with recycled materials. As one of New Jersey’s most visited preserves, the Maurice River Bluffs provides many opportunities for outdoor recreation, including five established trails. The nature preserve is also home to a floating dock and offers an unobstructed view of two bald eagle nests, as well as many benches and picnic tables which provide scenic spots for observation and relaxation.

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3 days ago

Fantastic scenery along the historic Maurice River. Not a challenging trail for those that are in even a little bit of shape. But this trail system brings you into nature. You will see many birds, snakes(if your looking for them), ruins from past times and meet a few pleasant people enjoying the out doors. Only reason I give it 4 instead of 5, is it would be nice to have bathroom facilities for women.

6 days ago

I probably hike this place 5-15 times in the fall and spring. It’s a great way to spend the whole day. A handful of hidden little locations too.

1 month ago

Recent storms have made the trails messy with fallen trees, but they’ll soon be cleared we’d think; this place is well cared for. Nice trail system, well marked.

4 months ago

well marked and well mapped. great for an afternoon hike. some interesting spots to check out along the trail

5 months ago

nothing like you would expect in South Jersey but beautiful

6 months ago

Very well kept trails, steps are a godsend in places. Terrain is moderate hilly especially for south Jersey

hiking
7 months ago

I am generally very active and in good shape so I found this trail easy. There are varied elevations and scenic views of lake and marsh areas. I took a picture of a tiny turtle. He was so cute lol.

hiking
9 months ago

Awesome

hiking
10 months ago

Love this place. Such a great place to get an awesome workout done. Was bored with walking around the neighborhood so I decided to take up hiking again after a 10+ yrs hiatus. A++++

hiking
10 months ago

Best hike in South Jersey. Go here.

10 months ago

very nice trail.

hiking
11 months ago

so much better than anything else I have done around here

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Saturday, March 04, 2017

Great trails with picnic tables located in key spots for nice views of the river.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Very nice, easy to navigate

hiking
Thursday, January 19, 2017

This loop encompasses the Red, Yellow, and White trails. This trail has lots of elevation gain and drop. It follows along the Maurice River where you can see the Ospreys and other birds nesting. Very nicely maintained trail by the Nature Conservancy who also have many others in New Jersey. There is also a Blue trail which is closed during nesting season and a Yellow Trail.

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