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Mullica River and Batona Trail Loop

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Atsion Recreation Area

Mullica River and Batona Trail Loop is a 13 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hammonton, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 13.0 mi Elevation gain 213 ft Route type Loop

Dogs on leash

Camping

Fishing

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Beach

Forest

River

Views

Wildlife

Blowdown

Washed out

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Facilities
Getting There

You may have to take a detour at an unfinished bridge on this trail.

Vast parking. Water and bathrooms at trail entrances. Travel in and out with what you take. So, plane to take something to hold trash, like toilet paper.

Take 206 North or South to Atsion Lake or Get to Batsto Village.

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Reviews (80)
Photos (352)
Recordings (78)
Completed (115)
John Ferrara
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HikingOver grown

Sign say bike trail but this is poorly maintained for a bike trail.. many trees down blocking trail and thorns are overgrown and out of control.. hiking nice trail but biking no

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Collin Wetherington
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Mountain biking

90% this is meant for hiking but still lots of fun!

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Janet Spector
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Hiking

Nice flat trail. Partly shady partly sunny. Almost no bugs. A couple of nice places take a dip in the streams

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Natalia Spinelli
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HikingBugs

Typical pine barrens trail - flat and flat. Lots of pine trees. Not much change in scenery. Lots of ticks. This was a nice loop. You do walk on sand in many parts in the pine barrens. You also hear and see dirt bikes. Not my favorite trail but I prefer elevation changes and rocks.

Maia Dominguez
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Hiking

I loved this hiking trail! If you come in the morning go counterclockwise because a fire has cause some of the shade coverage to go on that side. There is more shade coming back if you go that way too. We saw some cute frogs on the way! You also get to walk through the village ! The hike is pretty flat wish some nice river views . The sad gets a little tiring to walk on though

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Erin Fowlie
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Hiking

good trai lost a mile and some with loss of GPS signal

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Thomas Agresta
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Hiking

Really great loop. The distance didn’t hit me ‘til the very end! Really interesting terrain, well maintained trails, and some nice scenery!

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Jeff Johnson
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Hiking

Funny the people complaining about the lack of vistas in reviews: If you’re looking for hills, you won’t find them in South Jersey, people. (Silly Pennsies!) Loved the peacefulness of the Batona Trail, the sandy trail with pine needles, the fresh air. The Mullica River Trail is less varied. Both trails well marked.

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Samuel Anderson Jr
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Hiking

Trail was very well marked. Did it counterclockwise starting at the Batsto parking lot. Many nice views of the Batsto and Mullica rivers. There is a section where the forest is recovering from a fire. Great to see it becoming green again.

Fran Lawn
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Hiking

Excellent hike considering the rain event the day before. Perfect weather for January.

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Ariana Moran
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Hiking

Beautiful long hike. We went clockwise, starting on the yellow mullica river trail through the historic village, hiking through old growth forest for several miles before reaching some amazing campsites. Continuing on past the campsites for a few miles, take the green connector trail East for a mile to connect with the pink batona trail that leads back to the parking lot. Great for a long day home with no elevation and gorgeous scenery! The start of the trail was a bit confusing to find as the parking lot is the starting point for several different pathways including a mountain bike trail

Joe Falls
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HikingFlooded
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Kelsey Stanfill
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Hiking

Excellent trail. Very well marked.

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Ekaterina Sedia
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Hiking

Nice easy walk. Some nice views of the river and cedar bogs in the first half. I rated it as 5 because I generally look for something dog-friendly, with some wildlife and Pinelands scenery, and this trail had it in abundance.

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Yves Mulowayi
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Hiking

good opener to the hiking season

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Lexia Jamison
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HikingBridge outClosedOff trailWashed out

It’s like taking a walk in the park for 13 miles - not too much scenery, especially once as you get off the Batona trail. Only saw a handful of people. There was a part where you had to cross an unfinished bridge and it was washed out in a spot causing us to go an extra mile.

Eddie R.
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Hiking

A very relaxing hike that shows the death and rebirth of a forest after a forest fire. It is amazing seeing black, charred bark on the pine trees with new bright green shoot sprouting. The contrast is striking and it is a humbling observation understanding the power and nature cycle of a forest fire.

Mark Gailer
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Hiking

Nice long trail in the wooded Pine Barrens at Basto Village area...I started the trail heading west through the village and up the left side of the lake which is yellow orange blazed and turns to yellow blazing about 2 miles into the trail we came to a water crossing with a sign that said trail closed seek alternate route...if you follow the orange blazes along the stream you’ll see the steam gets smaller and we found a downed tree to cross...we followed the yellow trail up through the designated camping sites ( which has a well water pump) cut across the nature trail blazed green which could be hard to see if not paying attention....followed the green blazed to pink which turns you south heading back to Batsto village we followed pink a couple miles to the lake side trail blazed white which gives u good over looks of the lake and will take you back into batsto village

Sydney Quinn
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Very peaceful despite being near roads, flat and sandy,, easy on the joints

Tom My
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Flat. Sandy. Roadside. The three most prevalent features of this trail. Every campsite was within earshot of the road, and thus traffic. The trail was relatively well maintained, but was flat and boring beyond belief. This was worthy of a day hike and nothing more. -Through hike fall2015

Chris Wright Jr
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Hiking
First to Review

This is a great trail! Hiked the 9.5 mile loop in about 3.5 hours. Followed yellow blazes, to green, to purple which linked us back to the yellow taking us back to the parking lot. Everything was very well maintained and marked. Trail was mostly flat with soft ground and was very easy. I hiked with full gear and supplies for 6 days (training for longer trips) and still had no problem making good time. The trail cuts in and out of several sandy "roads" for dirt bikes, etc. We were there in February, so it was very quiet and only encountered one other person. Absolutely loved it there and would recommend to anyone for a nice quick hike while still covering good mileage.

Mike Vidas
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Hiking
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Colleen Moffatt
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Hiking
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Tara Claeys
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Running
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Eva Suriani
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Hiking
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Dirk Manskopf
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Hiking
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Tara Claeys
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Hiking
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