The Mullica River Trail links the historic towns of Atsion and Batsto in Wharton State Forest. The trail has little elevation change and is mostly sandy paths and old roads. Trail passes through a variety of pineland forest types and wetlands along the Mullica River. We will meet in Batsto and do a car shuttle to Atsion. We will then hike the trail back to Batsto.
Along the way we will take a break at the Mullica River Wilderness Campsite to check out the recent changes that have changed the camp from open camping for 100 to ten individual campsites limited to 6 people each. This change has eliminated the group camping option and will effect the upcoming Mullica River Canoe Camping trip in June.
There will be an optional post-hike dinner at the Pic-A-Lilli Inn in Atsion.
The rating for this hike is 2B9.5
2 = Moderate (steady, comfortable pace)
B = Soft ground/sand/carriage trails
9.5 is the mileage