Brendan Byrne State Forest Hike (2B7)

  • March 30, 2013 · 10:00 AM

Join us for a really neat loop hike that will follow the level and mostly sandy Cranberry Trail to Pakim Pond. We’ll travel at a moderate and steady pace. Bring an ample supply of water, some snacks and lunch if you wish.  After walking around the pond there will be a lunch break beside the pond. Then we’ll return to where we began by way of the Batona Trail. The Batona Trail has a few ups and downs, but is fundamentally flat. Total distance is approximately 7 miles. Optional post-hike meal.

Directions/ Meeting Place and Time:

The meeting time and place for the hike is 10:00 am in the Forest Office’s parking lot. From the traffic circle at the intersection of NJ 70 and NJ 72, follow NJ 72 east 1.0 mile and turn left at a sign for Brendan Byrne State Forest. Take the first right (Shinns Road) and the Forest Office and its parking lot are on the left. A link for the Forest’s website is:

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  • Lisa T

    I agree with Susan; fabulous hike and great day! Thank you Jeff.

    March 31, 2013

  • Susan

    Thanks Jeff for a great hike - beautiful light, clean air, the sights and sounds of nature, and the perfect hiking pace for the group. It was fund meeting new people and re-connecting with old friends.

    March 31, 2013

  • Denise

    Hi Jeff, sorry to cancel at the last minute, but I'm not going to be able to make it today. Not sure if my RSVP change went through, so hope you get this message. Have a great hike!

    March 30, 2013

  • Robbie

    I still have a cold going, thought I could shake it, sorry gang, I will catch yall on the next one. :) Thanks for setting on up in NJ.

    March 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have to work...

    March 29, 2013

  • Katie S.

    In other words I can't make it. Ill change RSVP to no

    March 29, 2013

  • Katie S.

    Sorry. Didn't realize this was 2 hours away from me. Have a great hike. Weather going to be beautiful!

    March 29, 2013

  • Katie S.

    I need to see how far away this is from the Lehigh Valley. Does anyone know

    March 27, 2013

  • Katie S.

    What does 2B7 mean? Looking forward to getting very active in meetup groups this spring and summer particularly related to hiking !

    March 27, 2013

    • Jeff L.

      Hi Katie! "2B7" is the Appalachian Mountain Club Hike Rating for this hike. It's a number-letter-number system indicating PACE-TERRAIN-MILEAGE. All Delaware Valley Chapter hikes and backpacks include a rating. Saturday's hike will be "2"-- a Moderate Pace (steady, comfortable), over "B"--
      Soft ground/sand/carriage trails for 7 miles. You can read about the entire AMC-DV Chapter Hike Rating system at this link:­ . Hope that helps! See you Saturday.

      March 27, 2013

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