Historic Smithville Loop Trail

Smithville, New Jersey 08201

Historic Smithville Loop Trail

Historic Smithville Loop Trail Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The trail comes out on a road, briefly passing private property then turning right into a field before entering woods. It winds around and over a ravine on narrow wooden bridges. Farley, intimidated at first, soon became adept at this high-wire act. A few big sugar maple, red oak, and tulip trees dominate the woods. Go past the old factories that, long ago, made textiles, woodworking machinery, and high-wheeled bicycles.

The sandy gravel path is pretty in winter, showing off the trees, and soft on your dog’s feet. Several judiciously placed docks provide nice views over Smithville Lake and an experience for your canine pal. Soon, reach the Floating Trail, which goes over the lake. It sways and moves like a suspension bridge, a fun experience for you and your dog. Farley, unused to moving trails, first skulked with its movement, adding this to his increasing range of experiences."

Historic Smithville Loop Trail Reviews

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8/1/2018
Several trails at Smithville are closed as of August 2018 because of reconstructing a bridge. WE took the Smithville Woods Red trail and it was a really nice walk for us and our dog. It featured cinder paths in the shade and creek access for the pup. out and back to the construction site was just under 2 miles.
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1/1/2009
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8/27/2008
Trail is mostly cinder paths and is broken up repeatedly with stairs going upwards & downwards very difficult for a bicyclist. Some pretty scenery but trail is better suited for a jogger.
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Trail Information

Smithville
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.8
Distance
Minimal
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Late fall through June
Season
Burlington County Parks System
Local Contacts
USGS Pemberton, NJ
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018