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.