Summary: This is a very nice Day hike with the reward of a swim in the Wenonah lake when your finished, the Lake is open (Memorial Day to Labor Day)
Detailed trail descriptions and map can be found at
This hike links many of the Woods of Wenonah trails together. Starting at the Break Back Run Trial, travel SW along a stream the trail is actually hilly here for South Jersey! keep an eye out for deer,Red fox, Red tail hawks and wild turkey. I have seen all of these in this area.
Follow to the Clay Hill trail to the George Eldridge Trail to the Langstons Lake Loop Trail. The Tea House at the N end of the Lake is a good spot for lunch before you follow your footsteps back to the Wenonah Lake parking area.
Trailhead: From Philadelphia and points North, Take Route 295 South to the Woodbury exit, follow Route 45 south through Woodbury at around 5 miles look for a Taco Bell take this Jughandle make a left at the Stop sign and through the traffic light to cross Route 45 at the next light make another left onto Ogden Rd. Follow this for about 1 mile at the next Stop sign make another left into the Wenonah Lake parking lot. Park here, The Trailhead for Break Back Run Trail is across Ogden Rd. from the Wenonah lake. (Lat:39.8 Lon:-75.15)
Trail Guides for Woods of Wenonah Trail:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes,
Ranger Contact: Wenonah Boro office: 856/468-5228 (maps $2)
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Matt Reddig
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Reviewed by John on 8/9/2009
There is also a trail that goes all the way around Wenonah Lake with many foot bridges, which makes it easy on the kids, be sure to to take it, it's not on the map. Entrances are the lake parking lot and a couple on the Oak Valley side, Princeton Blvd.
Reviewed by Cherie on 4/20/2009
I grew up in these woods and spent countless hours playing at the old teahouse and the crooked bridge. My great uncle was George Eldridge and I love to walk on the trail. I remember when the bridges weren't there and we made our own from tree limbs etc. Does anyone remember the pool shaped like New Jersey? Cherie Ehlers Weber
Reviewed by Randy Solem on 2/9/2008
I have grown up in Wenonah all my life, these trails are a big part of my life... I am a graphic artist, and the first website I ever created was on the Woods of Wenonah. Check it out, you will find info on most of the trails as well as the landmarks and nice sights throughout them. Forgive it's look, I have not updated it since I created it :) www.geocities.com/woodsofwenonah
Reviewed by Jim "Birdman" on 2/4/2008
I hiked various trails with my girfriend Susan---The woods are very scenic with towering Tulip Poplars---I like the mix of Evergreens along the railroad tracks---we saw a crowing rooster in one of the neighbors yards---as the sun neared setting we walked through the town and observed about 50 vultures wheeling overhead and roosting on the water tower--I was delighted to see several Black vultures mixed in with the Turkey vultures---the Victorian mansions in town are fabulous and well cared for---I look forward to exploring the woods this spring and seeing some of the reptiles and amphibians that live there.
Reviewed by Phil on 10/8/2007
My girlfriend and I hiked this series of trails for the first time this afternoon. We were each very impressed. The Clay Hill portion of the Geocities site map is not perfectly accurate, but it won't throw you off track. There is a fair amount of elevation change in the first mile; you feel it when you hit that stretch on the return leg! We saw 3 snakes today, ranging from very small to 1.5" diameter near the small blank bridges in the Clay Hill portion, so be aware. I'll definitely go again.
Reviewed by donna on 10/20/2006
I was thrilled to find this site. My grandfather is George Eldridge and I know he would be pleased that the trails are still maintained and in use. I will plan to visit with my son soon!
Reviewed by Barb on 8/13/2006
Wonderful! Great easy trail to do with kids. Beautiful scenery and nice hills and streams. Easy parking at Wenonah Lake.
Reviewed by Tim Muck on 2/9/2006
I've never been here. I came in search of some geocaches. I parked at the Lisle Field (ball fields), hiked to the Clay Hill Cache & the across to the Teahouse Stroll cache. Very Very nice area (even in the pouring rain) I applaud the efforts of those who maintain the trails. There was some obvious tree damage but the trail was clear! No trash in site. I'll be back!
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