Purple Heart Trail - Member Hike

Hike Name: Purple Heart Trail
Country: United States
State: New Jersey
Nearby Town: Jackson
Rating: 1 star
Directions: Route 9 north or south to County Rt 528/547 Central Ave in Lakewood continue west on the road staying on Rt 528 which turns into East Veterans Hwy in Jackson. The park entrance, a dirt road entrance, is on the right 4.5 miles from Rt 9. If you hit Bowman Rd on the left you went to far.
Total Hike Distance: 1.50 miles
Hike Difficulty: Easy
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In & Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: At the main parkinglot
Trails Used: Purple Heart Trail
Backcountry Campsites: No
Backcountry Water Sources: None
Management: City Park Service
Contact Information: Jackson Parks and Recreation
95 West Veterans Highway
Jackson, NJ08527
Best Season: Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Users: Hikers, Bikers, Dogs, Horses
Road Conditions: Primary Paved Roads, Secondary Paved Roads
Hike Summary: The park is a relatively new park in Jackson Twsp. The trail is perpendicular to an old cranberry bog that is now an active lake for fishing and canoeing/kayaking. There is side trails to the lake, an observation deck, and benches along the way to sit. The trail is wide and sandy with a few water crossings and some low points that flood after a sustained rain.

It is a nice easy out and back trail.



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