Wells Mills -Penn Hills Trail

MODERATE 41 reviews
#1 of 2 trails in

Wells Mills -Penn Hills Trail is a 7.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Waretown, New Jersey that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.9 miles 459 feet Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

Wells Mills County Park 905 Wells Mills Road Waretown, NJ 08758 609-971-3085

13 days ago

19 days ago

21 days ago

25 days ago

Walking this hilly trail will make one think you are in Pennsylvania instead of New Jersey. The trail is well maintained. It seems like everytime I'm there I meet students from out of state that were recommended to hike the trail.

hiking
28 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

walking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

South Jersey is awash in insects until the birds have a chance to knock down the numbers. Late August, sept thru April and maybe May you can enjoy all the garden state has to offer. I have lived and wandered all over the state below Trenton. The pines and wetlands within all beautiful in winter when the migrations from north visit. Brants, swans, snow geese and others shelter in the lakes, ponds and bogs. Unlike other bogs and swamps, we have sandy berms and causeways that provide firm trails, even when wet. I enjoy the Pa mountains north of Blue Mountain June thru Aug,, early Sept, then come back to the sugar sand roads for cranberry ripiening time, for the incoming flocks and the great festivals like at the Fall Fling at Apple Farm. You can hop the fence out of the festival and hike right there, I saw turkeys, pheasant. Just got to pick the right seasons to enjoy it.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice trail. Don't go in late spring! Black Flies Mills Trail should be the name. Worst swarm of flies I've ever seen. Got eaten alive lol.

hiking
11 months ago

A bit tough if you're out of practice but really nice elevations and pretty scenery.

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

walking
1 year ago

Great walk, there is also a really nice trail run (white trail) to take advantage of. Three stars because of the amount of ticks in the area, even a sign warning you to there presence. Gorgeous trail but be prepared.