Mullica River Trail is a 18.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hammonton, 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.

Length18.2 miElevation gain160 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyBackpackingCampingFishingHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestLakeRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeBlowdownBugs
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Great little weekend backpacking trail or big day hike. This is a through hike from Batsto Village to Atsion. This is a super easy hike. It is dead flat and has plenty of water sources. Great intro to backpacking hike. Leave the car at the Atsion trail head and then walk about 20 minutes to Batsto Village trail head. You can leave the car in the visitor center parking lot, grab a map/ camping permits then hike through the village to the trail head. The trail is fairly well marked (yellow blaze).C amp at the Mullica River Campground. There are well water and latrines available at this site. It is a little tricky north of Mullica River Campground, as there are many cross trails and some blazes are missing. The museum, gift shop, and village exhibits were cool too so make sure to check them out!

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Annie Jain
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Great!

Lovely Pine-y and sandy paths, well marked and flat.

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Doom Slayer
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Maggie Daggan
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Garrett Hale
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HikingGreat!

Love it. Very adventurous and beautiful

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Danny Tomaszewski
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Rob G
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BackpackingGreat!

Trails are well marked and easy to follow.

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Carissa Roth
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Only hiked a Short distance, but we would definitely go back!

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Stephanie Murrow
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Mountain biking

Muddy and deep sand

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Chris Sanfino
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Janet Elizabeth
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Wish it followed the river more closely, but gorgeous walk among the fall leaves.

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Tom Smith
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Dana Smith
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Matthew Kueny
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HikingGreat!

Trail is well marked but busy due to the pandemic

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Sean Warren
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bugs out in force, some trees down on the trail. overall nice hike

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Aimee Schaar
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Nice round trip hike

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Michael Marciante
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HikingBugs

A little too buggy for me, but the River is pretty cool.

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Kathy Murphy
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Mullica River Trail to Beaver Pond Quakerbrodge Trail back to Mullica River Trail.

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adam satzman
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OHV/Off-road driving

Drive along Quakerbridge Rd from just south of Atsion office entrance in Shamong to Batsto Entrance in Hammonton NJ.

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Ian Eller
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Nice out and Back in Summer and in Fall

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Terry Harris
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Great trip with the scouts, cold trip in November to lower forge. Trail conditions perfect.

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Tracy Buchholz
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Samuel Anderson Jr
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HikingBugs

I only completed a section of this hike to the Mullica River Campground. Unfortunately the overabundance of bugs constantly buzzing your face detracted from the beauty of this area

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Anthony Giannetti
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Actually did 9.6 mile loop from Atsion Mansion to yellow Mullica River trail to purple Quaker Bridge Trail to green Wilderness Connector back to Mullica River. Beautiful scenery through interesting landscapes of sand trails with large old pines in groves and short underbrush, iced-tea colored shallow river with a small dune-like beach to fish from and swampy marsh areas to watch for birds and other wildlife. Gorgeous trails with spearmint and emerald colored mosses and crunchy brown pine cones. Amazing smells of pine needles when wonderful loud winds whip through the trees. You can drive to multiple waypoints along this trail on rough sand roads perfect fun for 4x4s. Friendly flat hiking, took 4 hours.

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Jack Joo
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I walked this trail from Atsion to Batsto. Very easy trail without any noticeable elevation change. Nice views of the Mullica River with plenty of places to stop for a break. The last half mile was a little wet and swampy but not a problem. I’d recommend this trail if you want to take a nice walk in the woods.

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Meredith Nutting
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Paddle sports

The Mullica River is a gem in the Wharton State forest. The Pine Barrens are amazing and this is some great river paddling! I've done the trip twice - once mid Aug 2017, one late Aug 2018 and the water levels made the trip very different. Both were great but the lower water levels make it hard to pass some of the sand bars and fallen logs. We did this trip as a two day paddle, putting in at Atsion near the park office where we got our camping permit and firewood. The first trip we finished at the Bel Haven Paddle sports office where we rented a canoe. The second we opted to take out at Pleasant Mills. Although there were a lot of fun rope swings, the paddling on the wider part of the Mullica wasn't a great ending to the trip. It took us about 5 or 6 hours to get to the Mullica River Wilderness campground. There's about 10 sites, each with a fire ring, a water pump and a few pit toilets. There are no dogs allowed at this campground (for a similar trip that is dog friendly check out the Batsto River). The next day's paddle took about 3 or 4 hours at a leisurely pace. I highly recommend this trip. The Pine Barrens are magical, the river is incredibly fun to paddle and paddling to the remote campground combines some of the best parts of camping.

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Yianni Laskaris
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Hiked in late May. Only completed portion from Atsion to where the trail makes a loop. Trail was definitely scenic, with blooming mountain laurel everywhere. I was somewhat disappointed by how loud the trail was because ORVs were zooming past me on an adjacent dirt road for most of day.

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Cheryl Hoffman Coniglio
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Running

Nice flat and well marked trail. Roughly 6 miles worth of loose sand trail, rest is dirt or harder packed sand.

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Jason Bladzinski
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Very few areas bring the idea of "sense of place" to be fully realized as this section of the pinelands does.

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Darren Burke
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The Mullica River Trail (yellow blazes) runs between Batsto Village and Atsion Village. 9.5 miles point to point, much of which is on sandy pine barren roads. It is very pretty with some good views of Beaver Pond and the Mullica River. you can start at either end and use Wilderness Camps Connector Trail (green blazes) to hook up with other trails (Batona and Beaver Pond) and make a loop. Very peaceful with almost no elevation changes, these are relatively easy trails.

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Drake Stanton
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