Maurice River Bluffs Trail

MODERATE 74 reviews

Maurice River Bluffs Trail 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.

4.4 miles
203 feet

kid friendly



nature trips


bird watching






historic site

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.

Very nice trail system with many views of the Maurice River. saw several deer, a bald eagle, and many small birds. Well used. Mountain bike trails also here but kept separate from hiking trails. very nice work Nature Conservancy!

1 month ago

A real gem in southern New Jersey!

1 month ago

This is me and my son’s favorite local spot. It’s marked well and there are nice surprises on each trail. It’s an easy hike that does offer a slight challenge. Definitely recommend!

2 months ago

Beautiful place excellent trails well marked can spend a whole day there if you wanted too. Highly recommend for all level hikers.

2 months ago

Beautiful scenery and clearly marked trails. Bikes and walkers get separate trails which is pretty nice!

4 months ago

Great spot. Decent amount of hills for South Jersey but not too challenging. Nice views of the water and interesting wildlife along trails. One part of the trail is closed from January until August (I believe) due to endangered birds mating in the area.

4 months ago

Beautiful spot! We've only done the small south section but plan on going back to do the rest. Trails are pretty well marked and clean. Lots of ups and downs so you'll get a workout. Nice walk along the river and beach access at the dock area. Look for the wild rice growing in the river across from the dock and in other places.

5 months ago

I only did the 1-mile loop, but it’s SUCH a nice trail! I loved feeling really in the middle of nowhere!

6 months ago

We took our dog there. Great hiking experience.

9 months 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.

10 months 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.

10 months 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.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

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

Friday, October 27, 2017

nothing like you would expect in South Jersey but beautiful

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

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

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

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.

Monday, July 24, 2017


Wednesday, June 21, 2017

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++++

Monday, June 05, 2017

Best hike in South Jersey. Go here.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

very nice trail.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

so much better than anything else I have done around here

Saturday, March 25, 2017

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

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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