Batsto Lake Road

Pinelands National Reserve, New Jersey

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Batsto Lake Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Washington Township, New Jersey. It is within Pinelands National Reserve. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 12 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 33 feet.
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Batsto Lake Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Washington Township, New Jersey. It is within Pinelands National Reserve. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 12 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.1 miles with a total elevation gain of 33 feet. This trail connects with the following: Middle Road and Tom's Pond (Orange) Trail.
Activity Type: Flatwater Kayaking & Canoeing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Road Biking, Trail Running, Walking
Nearby City: Pinelands National Reserve
Distance: 2.1
Elevation Loss: Minimal
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trailhead Elevation: 12 feet
Top Elevation: 19 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to Batsto Lake Road
Parks: Pinelands National Reserve
Elevation Min/Max: 10/19 ft
Elevation Start/End: 12/12 ft
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Swamp magnolias grace the landscape with large white blossoms that scent the air lightly from May through early July. The long, slender racemes of white flowers on sweet pepperbush release a refreshing fragrance detectable from 50 feet away. In fall, crimson leaves of red maple join the vivid yellow, orange, and red-rust of sweet gums to provide a delightful contrast to the deep green cedar and pine. Mountain and sheep laurel, huckleberry, wild blueberry, sweet pepperbush, and chokeberry fill the understory.

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Recent Trail Reviews

11/28/2008
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Trail is in good shape overall and blazes well marked. Trail maps at info center are virtually useless but sign posts along trail are fine if you stick with the well worn loops. Great for biking, trail running, or just a nice walk with the kids or dogs.



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