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Distance:
53.5 Miles / 86.1 km
Type:
One-Way
Difficulty:
Moderate
Time to Hike:
26 hours, ~45 minutes
Features:
Surface Type:
Dirt
Park:
Wharton State Forest
Town:
Tabernacle, New Jersey
Directions:
39.67195, -74.546018
Added:
January 12, 2017
Updated:
November 27, 2017

The Batona Trail at Wharton State Forest, NJ, is a 53.5 mile one-way hike that stretches through the Pine Barrens.

Note:
The GPS data for this trail right now only includes 1.7 miles (one-way) along the Batona Trail. You can park near the Carranza Memorial - there's a large parking lot just past the memorial and down the sandy road along the trail.

Camping is allowed on the trail with a permit only and you must camp in the designated camping areas - the permit can be obtained at the park office. Unfortunately there's no dispersed/primitive camping.

The trail is fairly skinny but runs along a sandy road through the park (at least the section mapped here). The surroundings are mostly pine trees with some bogs, fields, and low shrubs. The soil is mostly sandy as well which makes for an interesting hike.

The trail is marked with light-red blazes and has helpful arrow markers when the trail meets intersections and roads.

For better maps, check out http://www.njparksandforests.org/parks/docs/batona14web.pdfhttp://www.njparksandforests.org/parks/docs/batona14web.pdf

  1. Parking

    39.67195, -74.546018
  2. Main Trailhead

    39.776774, -74.632272
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Hazards

Ticks - Lyme Disease More Info (CDC)

Seasons

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Blaze Color

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67 '

Total Change
135 '

Ascent
108 '

Descent

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53.5 miles / 86.1 km
Trail added
January 12, 2017
Hiked on
January 12, 2017
Updated on
November 27, 2017
3.4 miles / 5.5 km
February 05, 2017
First time backpacking a trail that someone else added! We camped in early February with a hot tent and Liteoutdoors light weight stove. Got down to about 20 degrees F that night.
Camping Hiking
15.0 miles / 24.1 km
December 10, 2016
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