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Welcome to the Outdoor Club of South Jersey’s Hiking/Backpacking Meetup page.

OCSJ is a dues paying club that uses Meetup to schedule all events. You must be a paid member to join the OCSJ Hiking/Backpacking group and to RSVP to club events. Visit ocsj.org for more information about the club and how to join.

Membership in OCSJ allows you unlimited free access to the hundreds of activities we offer in hiking, biking, paddling, trail maintenance, backpacking, and cross country skiing.

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Upcoming events (4+)

Haddonfield Ponds and Archeology. 5 mile Hike 3.0 mph

Needs a location

Hike/walk Haddonfield and Cherry Hill Parks
Croft Farm, Pennypacker Park, Hopkins Pond, Hadrosaurus Foulki Site
Wooded dirt trails, paved trails, water fall, ponds, river, side walks

Must have water.
Suggest sunscreen and bug spray
Rain cancels.

White Trail at Brendan Byrne

Needs a location

A fast paced hike 9 mile hike to Mount Misery. Bring food/liquid and dress for the weather. NO early outs on this trail.
Leader Toni (609) 903- 6755 TEXT any questions

5:30PM Blueberry Hill

Location visible to members

Four mile moderately paced hike through the woods with mostly paved paths. Elevation of a few hundred feet at one point, Steady rain will cancel. Meet at the parking lot at south end of Silver Lake Leader -Joanne McNally[masked]

Friday Nite Fitness Hike

Needs a location

Brisk Pace, 8-10 miles. The ongoing, every Friday night, almost all year 'round, Friday nite fitness hike, where we try to work up a sweat exploring the sand roads and trails of Brendan Byrne State Forest. Be prepared to walk at an average of 3.5 mph, with few breaks.
Bring water and wear well broken in boots, sneakers, or shoes (sneakers are adequate for dry conditions). Socks are also important foot gear; synthetics and wool being better at preventing blisters (avoid cotton socks).

Not for novice hikers. We hike in the dark, and rarely turn lights on. We maintain a brisk pace for the entire hike. There are no shortcuts or wimp-outs. Please, know your limits!

Hike is limited to paid OCSJ members. We leave on time.

Leader: Trish H. [masked], [masked]

Past events (5,191)

Hike the Hills: Haddonfield

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