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Batona Trail

 
 5 votes

52.1 Miles 83.9 Kilometers


Singletrack

1,027' 313 m

Ascent

-943' -288 m

Descent

191' 58 m

High

13' 4 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Unknown

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Beautiful Pine Barrens trail through various state forests with a variety of scenery.

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Overview

Motor vehicles, bicycles and horses are not permitted.
Features: Birding — Lake — River/Creek — Wildlife

Description

This trail follows a bright pink trail blaze. It is easy to spot throughout the hike. At some points you'll have to pass roadways, it is not difficult to stay on trail, however. During the hike you'll see many interesting areas. At one point you'll arrive at Carranza Memorial which is an interesting memorial for a Mexican pilot. You'll also reach Apple Pie Hill. Here you can climb the Apple Pie Hill Forestry Lookout Tower which is about 205 ft above sea level, from up here you can have an amazing view of Atlantic City to the East and Philadelphia to the West.

There are picnic areas, camping sites, parking, and dedicated swimming areas throughout the path. As well as this, there are stops for restrooms and water sources along the way.

The trail is a lot of fun and not too far from the main road of rt. 206 and rt. 70, if you are a beginner hiker and looking for a fun trail, this is definitely a good choice!

Flora & Fauna

Deer and other small animals may be seen on trail. Birds are also very common during this hike. Wildlife flora such as wild blueberries, pitcher plants and pine trees are common to see.

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4.2 from 5 votes


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Aug 27, 2015
Dan Fitzgerald
First solo backpacking hike ever. 21 miles in one day! Tons of deer, heard coyotes, lizards snakes. Put way to much wait in my bag... 52.1mi
Apr 13, 2015
Natalia Navarra
Nov 9, 2013
Craig Ricks
From Friendship Speedwell Rd, out and back to Apple Pie Hill Lookout Tower 8mi

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  4.2 from 5 votes

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You can no longer climb Apple Pie Hill Tower.There is a 8 ft fence around it now with cameras to bust anyone who climbs it.people were throwing TV sets off of the tower for months and someone smeared feces all over the hatch to get into the cabin at the top of the tower so now no one is allowed to climb the tower unless invited up by rangers in the tower when it's manned.Yep,this is NJ Sep 13, 2017

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