Located in New Jersey, the hiking in Wharton State Forest is known for three cool hikes. The best Wharton State Forest hiking based on popularity are considered to be Batona Trail - North, Batona Trail - South, and Wharton State Forest. For a detailed trail description and printable trailhead map, just select a Wharton State Forest hiking trail below.
East of Wilmington near Hammonton in the Wharton State Forest, the Batona Trail is a 50+ mile route passing through pine forests with white sandy areas and several river crossings. This easy walking trail is well marked with pink blazes and runs for 50 miles through the Bass River State Forest, Wharton State Forest and Brendan T. Byrne State Forest. It crosses streams and passes through forested areas that were once bustling towns.
East of Wilmington near Hammonton, the 110,000 acre Wharton State Forest has over 500+ miles of sandy roads open to hiking. The trails pass through pine forests with white sandy areas and several river crossings. In addition, a 50 mile stretch of the Batona Trail passes through the forest.