Penn Branch Trail (Orange)
ElevationAscent: 206' 63 m
Descent: -208' -63 m
High: 73' 22 m
Low: 25' 8 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)
Current trail conditions
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Historic Smithville Park and Smith Woods
3.1 mi 4.9 km • Loop • 73 ft Ascent 22.26 m Ascent
Doubletrack Mount Holly, NJ
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“A winding singletrack journey through the pinelands of New Jersey.”— Bill Munyon
The trailhead is at the back side of the parking lot at Batsto Village. It is well marked as is the trail itself (orange blazes and brown wood mileage signs). The Orange Trail is the longest loop in a series of stacked loops. This trail, as well as the other trails (with the exception of the Green Trail) is 99% singletrack with little change in elevation. There are lots of twists and turns and a few log overs.
The distance and remoteness are the draw of the Orange Trail. Going counter-clockwise you get the real twisty sections out of the way first. The second half is more open. Sandy soil means this place dries out before other areas.
Land Manager: The State of New Jersey - Division of Parks and Forestry