Mullica River and Batona Trail Loop

Wharton State Forest

Mansion at Batsto Village - Photo by Daniel Chazin Mansion at Batsto Village - Photo by Daniel Chazin

Parallel two Pine Barrens rivers on this hike with a flat pathway

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The Batsto Village Visitors Center, located adjacent to the parking lot, is the starting point to visit the historic museum and settlement.  It is also the trail head for this hike into Wharton State Forest.  At the parking lot begin to hike southeast towards the dam at the end of Batsto Lake.  You will pass restored 19th century buildings that date back to when Batsto was an important iron...

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April 12, 2016
Hiked the trail with scouts April 2016
<p>very good instructions for the loop trail. &nbsp;The connector path between the Mullica River Trail and Batona Trail is well marked. &nbsp;Also, the Mullica River trail at Batsto village is currently closed, and you need to take a detour road for the first 1-1.5 miles.</p> <p>Also, the 11.5 mile loop is with taking the white blazed Batsto Lake trail at the end of the loop; we took the Batona trail all the way back to the village, and it was just under 13 miles</p>
March 31, 2011
Batona Trail maps
<p>See the <a href="/park/batona-trail">Batona Trail</a> park web page, under "Trails Overview" for two on-line links</p>
Phil McLewin
March 31, 2011
Trail map
<p>I picked up a "Batona Trail" map in the park office in Basto before my hike. &nbsp;I can't find a decent map online.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>The paper map isn't exact, but it is good enough for this hike. &nbsp;It shows a few other trails in the area as well.</p>
Jeffrey Jotz
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