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Red Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

5.9 mile 9.5 kilometer loop
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 60' 18 m
Descent: -60' -18 m
High: 98' 30 m
Low: 76' 23 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

Dogs

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Trail shared by Michael Borda

Hike through the heart of the New Jersey Pine Barrens on trails and sandy roads.

Michael Borda

Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Wildlife

Family Friendly These are easy trails.

Need to Know

There are two main entrances to the preserve: the Chatsworth Lake entrance off Route 532 and the Speedwell entrance off Route 563.

Description

The trailhead is just before the gate at the far end of the parking lot. The foot traffic-only Red Trail is well-marked with NJCF red diamond trail markers. The trail is a 6.0-mile loop with few opportunities to lose the trail. It is a combination of singletrack through pine barren forest and swamps, with some sections of sandy roads through bogs. The trail can be wet and can flood at certain times of year.

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May 19, 2019
Steve Hazzard
Easy hike. Took my time and did some off trail bushwhacking. It's interesting to see the recovery of the forest from the controlled burn. 6.6mi
Feb 19, 2019
Aaron G
5.9mi — 2h 03m
Feb 9, 2019
Jess C
5.9mi
Dec 9, 2018
Aaron G
5.9mi
Nov 24, 2018
Aaron G
5.9mi
Nov 22, 2018
Aaron G
5.9mi
Nov 3, 2018
Michael Borda
6mi — 2h 00m

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  3.3 from 3 votes

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  3.3 from 3 votes
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Trail Rankings

#133

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#18,661

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