Maritime Forest Trail (Red)
ElevationAscent: 90' 27 m
Descent: -82' -25 m
High: 49' 15 m
Low: 3' 1 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
“A short but sweet flat hike through a beautifully diverse park of forest and salt water marshland.”— Rory Nugent
Features Birding · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Need to Know
Despite the fact the blazes are frequent and close together, each trail crosses over numerous other trails both marked and unmarked. If you're new to the park, it doesn't hurt to pause at trail crossings.
There are several trail maps floating around whether they are online or in the park. There are clear differences between each of them. The trail maps shared near the Cooper Environmental Center appear to be the most accurate.
Flora & Fauna
There is also a swath of interesting trees and plants including black gum trees, red oak, green briar, red maple, swamp maple, pine trees, reeds, American white cedar, salt water and fresh water marsh.
Land Manager: Ocean County Parks & Recreation