Hiking The Wharton State Forest

The 29th most popular hiking trail in New Jersey.

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East of Wilmington near Hammonton, the 110,000 acre Wharton State Forest has over 500+ miles of sandy roads open to hiking and horseback riding. The trails pass through pine forests with white sandy areas and several river crossings. In addition, a 50 mile stretch of the Batona Trail (hiking only) passes through the forest. The main hiking trailheads are in Atsion and Batsto.

Overall, Wharton State Forest is the 29th most popular hiking trail of all 29 hikes in New Jersey. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Wharton State Forest including Batona Trail - North and Batona Trail - South.

Wharton State Forest Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Wharton State Forest (609) 561-0024; NJ Tourism (800) JERSEY7.

Recommended Book:  "Hiking New Jersey" from Paul DeCoste

Best Season:  May - Oct

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Atsion Campground; Godfrey Bridge Campground

Reference Source:  click here http://www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/

GPS:  39.72, -74.654

Date Published:  5/18/2016

Date Updated:  6/26/2016

ID:  21115

Wharton State Forest Hiking Map


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