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Batona Trail

Easy/Intermediate
 4.2 (9)

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


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Map Key

54.9

Miles

88.4

KM

Point to Point

186' 57 m

High

13' 4 m

Low

768' 234 m

Up

683' 208 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

11%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

Motor vehicles, bicycles, and horses are not permitted. This can be closed during controlled burns.

Need to Know

Camping is restricted to designated sites. Dispersed camping is not allowed. The GPS routing has been changed to reflect the detour north of Apple Pie Hill shown here: njconservation.org/wp-conte….

Description

This trail follows a bright pink trail blaze. It is easy to spot throughout your hike. At some points you'll have to pass roadways, but it is not difficult to stay on trail. During the hike, you'll see many interesting areas, including the Carranza Memorial, which memorializes a Mexican pilot. You'll also reach Apple Pie Hill. Here you can climb the Apple Pie Hill Forestry Lookout Tower to 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. Please keep in mind, the tower is only open to the public when a ranger is there. Otherwise it cannot be accessed.

There are picnic areas, campsites, parking areas, restrooms, water sources, and dedicated swimming areas throughout the path.

The trail is a lot of fun and is not too far from the main road of Route 206 and Route 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 along the trail. Wild flora such as wild blueberries, pitcher plants, and pine trees are common to see.

Contacts

Shared By:

James S. with improvements by Sharon Bolt

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  4.2 from 9 votes

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#6,327

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Intersection with the Blue Trail
Apr 11, 2018 near Egg Har…, NJ
Batona Trail Crossing Train Tracks
Apr 6, 2018 near Leisure…, NJ

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Oct 10, 2019
David Gomez
Apr 8, 2019
Dawn Lewis
6.7mi — 5h 10m
Jan 6, 2019
Elizabeth Susan
Batona Trail with full packs 6.5mi
Nov 3, 2018
Regina Daniels
Sep 16, 2018
Monica W
from tower to route 72 5.8mi
Jun 8, 2018
Sunny Reed
Feb 3, 2018
Jeremy Deviney
9mi
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