Enjoyed a 12 mile overnight hike last weekend along the Mullica River Trail. The trail runs through the South Jersey pines, following the Mullica River. Temperature was perfect at about 68 degrees F during the day and in the 50’s at night. Good sleeping weather.
The trail is smooth and easy but very sandy in spots. The yellow trail travels east towards Batsto from the Atsion ranger station.
The area is near to the Batona Trail so the sights are very similar. The Lower Forge Camp is a few miles away, but that camp has no water. Mullica River Camp has one pump and two pit privies.
The woods are dense and filled with pitch pines, common to the area, and there is wildlife but they are well hidden during the day. I did hear an owl who woke me up in the middle of the night. I was sure he was just outside the tent!
And some water…
I enjoyed this post, thanks !!!
Very beautiful. We walk a lot of trails here in Florida but never stay over night. More power to you. I’d be afraid to wake up with snakes, and we have a lot of poisonous ones here.
I don’t blame you. Florida has many creepy crawlers!
Thanks for posting this. When I was on this trail this past early spring it was not open the whole way due to hurricane Sandy damage.I guess it’s fully passable now. How well marked is the mullica river trail?
Some parts are marked, some parts not so much. I got off the trail but the good news is it is pretty straight. After a while I crossed the trail and found it again.