The Pine Barrens

MODERATE 11 reviews
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The Pine Barrens is a 13 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Hammonton, New Jersey that features a lake 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.

13.0 miles
213 feet

dogs on leash





horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

paddle sports

trail running








old growth

washed out

Very nice hike. Went with out of shape body and made the hike in 8 hours. Scouting future places to camp. Friendly people on the trail. Saw some interesting stuff on the tail! Very deceptive hike due to beach sand! Like walking to the beach to find a place to sit, type of sand. Very clean and an authentic touch with nature. Part of the food web and ecosystem. Excellent educational hike.

1 month ago

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.

2 months ago

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

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

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

Friday, April 22, 2016

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

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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.

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