Explore the most popular paddle sports trails in New Jersey with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

My friend and I decided to walk around the lake, we had the map but the trails were not clearly marked! We ended up getting lost a couple of times!

It was ok. Easy. I went with my 14 year old and 9 year old and they never complained. Well marked trail for first 2/3rds. Then lost the trail when it split and walked an extra 1/2 mike before we realized we were off path. Backtracked and saw a split but no white marker. Went up the split about a 100 ft or so and then saw the white markers. From there we were fine. I would do it again with little people. Close to the road in a stretch which was kinda annoying.

Not bad. Could be A LOT better if it didn’t have all the geese and puddling. Drainage and trail clean up could be useful.

Fantastic well maintained loop. Lots to see!! Lime Kiln and Ice Castle ruins along the trail.

Great hike. Many positives. Lots of blueberry bushes along the hike. Very rocky, lots of boulders to climb over. Not many scenic views on the red path, but it gets better on the red/yellow path. Trails are marked well, and there were plenty of other trails to try. Ample parking.

hiking
13 days ago

Nice and easy starting trail. If you start on The Waterloo Village Side, Wildlife you may see along the trail are beavers, turkeys, deer, turtles, birds, chipmunks, lots of squirrels, and yes, the occasional bear. Water levels can vary depending on rainfall and the iron mine trail was flooded for the last year or so due to a beaver dam but it appears the beaver has since moved on and the trail is now open again. There are several offshoot trails to try as well. There are a few minor waterfalls and lakes along the way and one part comes out to Cranberry Lake which is a really nice view. You do have to cross some streets to get to the continuation after Tamarack Road and then the trail narrows a bit at that point but it’s a very nice hiking, biking, and running trail and great for dogs.

good for just a nice stroll. hiking not so much

did this last Sunday with pinelands adventures and naturalist John. took about 7 hours not including breaks. last stretch was a mile and a half upwind in the wide open batsto lake. wahoo it was a workout. had fun though.

hiking
26 days ago

Great view

Must have miscalculated the trail on the app. Did a smaller loop using blue, ridge and valley and green trails. Beautiful well maintained trail. Some downed trees, someone has attempted to clear them. Some mud on trails. Worth getting mixed up. Absolutely would do again.

backpacking
1 month ago

The trail is really well marked for this loop. Terrain is easy—mostly packed sand. Views from the river side part of the hike were nice. Bugs were not terrible. Saw a few ticks. Chris who works in the museum/gift shop was extremely nice, enthusiastic, and SUPER helpful. Would highly recommend!

Very nice trail for walkers, runners and bikers... I would say for most of activities that fits to all the ages. Great nature watch trail with a long distance...

hiking
1 month ago

I loved it here ! Took my dog and it’s a nice log flat trail. Not difficult and no trees or thorns in the way. Nice big path to share the space with others. It was flooded in one part no avoiding my sneakers getting soaked but it had just rained. Will be here often.

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.

walking
1 month ago

This is my go to trail when the weather is nice, even on a super hot day there’s a nice breeze by the water. It’s so peaceful. You will see a lot of dogs, people fishing, and birds. It is fairly flat so if you’re looking for a climb this isn’t for you.

Walked the extended version (yellow blaze) of this trail yesterday. A few sections had trees blocking the trail that required off trail walk arounds.

hiking
1 month ago

nice mile loop around, plenty of benches to stop off and enjoy the view of the lake. Definitely need bug spray.

Easy, wide, clear trail so less worry of ticks latching on. A large variety of plants to observe and beautiful views of the lake.

This is my favorite trail in the area. Well marked and great views. I love the beginning of the trail along the stream.

A pleasant walk on a flat course.

on The Pine Barrens

hiking
2 months 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.

Wonderful run along the canal, spring is the perfect time to enjoy this trail. Wish I had this type of long distance trail back home.

road biking
2 months ago

The description of this place says road bike friendly and it is not. However this place would be awesome with a MTB

Nice easy 2.6 mile hike with woods, lakes, and streams. Great place for birding.

hiking
2 months ago

if you are ONLY hiking, cost to park in lot is burdensome. it is a beautiful park. with beach and paddleboats.

Good mix of open fields and woods, as well as some lake views. Paths are very visible but one needs the app to decide where to go at various intersections of trails. Easy hiking with a few muddy spots. Sparsely used by hikers, saw a couple on horseback.

hiking
2 months ago

Hiked this after work and in a dress and sneakers—took probably around 1.5 hours, white trail the whole time. Really pretty. Didn’t see many vistas (two, but obscured) but I didn’t go off trail much because I was racing darkness so there might have been more. Overall really happy I did it.

on Cushetunk Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Boring. I’ve hiked it three times to "be sure."

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