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First Day Hike – Bass River State Forest

January 1 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Little Pine Plains Hike         
Bass River State Forest / Warren Grove Recreation Area
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Join us for a hike in the Warren Grove Recreation Area, at Bass River State Forest, which encompasses the Little Pine Plains and the “Pygmy Pines” – the world’s largest acreage of this globally rare forest community. Portions of the hike will be through places where the mature trees are scarcely taller than the hikers themselves and in some places are not. The hike will traverse several ridges that will provide fantastic views of the surrounding area.

Hike Info   
Easy-moderate ~ 5 miles
Children 10 years and older with responsible adult, welcome. Service animals only.
No restrooms or drinking water available.
Meeting Location: Bass River State Forest
N39° 45.201′ W74° 23.270′. Meet at the intersection of Beaver Dam and Radio Tower Roads. There is no street address for this location. Directions: Turn onto Simm Place Road from Ocean County Road 539 in “downtown” Warren Grove. Take the first right on Simm Place Road and turn onto Beaver Dam Road. Follow Beaver Dam Road approximately 0.8 miles to intersection of Radio Tower Road.

Registration & Cancellation
Registration is required and is capped at 25 participants. To register or for more information, contact the Bass River State Fore


Bass River State Forest
Tuckerton, NJ United States


Registration Required

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