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    Brendan T. Byrne State Forest

    Medford, New Jersey

    Brendan T Byrne State Forest

    Brendan T. Byrne State Forest Professional Guide

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    "Lebanon State Forest once supported one of the largest stands of Atlantic white cedar on the East Coast, and then in stepped Lebanon Glass Works. Production at the glass works began in 1851 and proved quite successful, thanks to the wealth of natural resources in the area: quality sand and wood. But within 16 years, the majority of the trees depleted the cedar resource, the furnace was abandoned. The state of New Jersey slowly began to acquire the land that in 1908 would become Lebanon State Forest.

    Through natural regeneration, reforestation by the Civilian Conservation Corp, and proper management practices, the site has now begun to rebound. Today Lebanon State Forest protects a robust and diverse forest of oak, maple, pine, gum, and Atlantic white cedar. Deer, wild turkey, fox, and raccoon are just a few animals that make Lebanon State Forest their home. Terrain: singletrack, doubletrack, and soft, sandy roads."

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    Brooklyn, NY
    Explorer | 40 pts
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    I made two trips to this state forest. I took two routes, one of which was the suggested route by this website and the other I randomly rode. It can be very easy going but it can also get tough going uphill on lose gravel/sand tracks. It's also very easy to get lost w/o a park map AND GPS. I highly recommend picking up a Map at the Ranger station and making the Ranger station a beacon/waypoint/endpoint on your gps.

    Grade: 4/5
    Activities: Mountain Biking, 4x4 Off-Road (50 Miles of trails), Kayak/Canoe, Hiking, Camping.

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    Doleway, AL
    Trailblazer | 5056 pts
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    If you want a nice easy trail, this is it. Not hilly, but watch out for the sad. If it's warn and dry, you probably won't go too far. It's a beautiful area is mostly forgotten South Jersey.

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    Tom Hammell and Mark Ploegstra
    "Brendan T. Byrne State Forest is one of the nicer state parks in South Jersey. It’s a good place to get away from the city and take a relaxing ride in the woods. Brendan T. Byrne State Forest offers a lot of variety to explore from the pine forest to cranberry bogs to small lakes and streams. It also offers a lot of different terrain for riding from paved roads to sand paths to single track. Whatever type of riding you’re looking for, you should be able to find something here to enjoy." Read more

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    129 feet
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    1.5 hours
    120 feet
    Trailhead Elevation
    120 feet
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    Lebanon State Forest Office, 609-726-1191
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