In this edition of Hiking New Jersey with Shawn Michaels, we are off to Burlington County and a trip to Rancocas State Park. This park is located in Hainesport and is about an hour drive from Ocean County.

One of the first things we noticed about this park is how well marked the trails are. There are various trails covering several miles. The longest, blue trail, is a little over 3 miles and that's the trail we did. A good portion of this trail has a very wide and open trail, however, at points near water the trails did get a little snug and you find some brush to go through, but not a lot. The water which you do see during your hike is Rancocas Creek and it adds to the beauty of this park.

There is a nature center, although we did not head over to that section of the park. There are enough trails to do close to 8 miles of hiking if you decide to venture through several different length trails.

We found it to be a good hike. Not many inclines, just a few, and there are some muddy areas closer to the creek, but overall it was a nice quiet hike as we did not encounter a lot of hikers.

Check out video from our trip and check out another New Jersey State Park: Rancocas in Burlington County.

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