Rock Cores Trail, Worthington State Forest

Crew Name: 
West Jersey Trail Crew
Project date: 
Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Region - Subregion (supervisor): 
NJ - Northwest Jersey - LTC
Project Description: 

We will continue work on an extensive relocation of the eastern-most (up-river) section of the Rock Cores Trail. Meeting location: the Rock Cores Trail up-river trailhead. (Driving directions are below)

For all work trips, bring your lunch, plenty of water, gloves and sturdy work shoes, and be prepared to get dirty. All tools, materials and training will be provided. Beginners are welcomed on all work trips.

All events begin at 9:00am. There is usually a walk to the work site, so please be there on time (call the leaders’ cell phone if you are coming to an event and are running late). Rain cancels – if in doubt, call the leaders between 6:00 and 6:30 that morning.

Carpooling: if anyone is interested in carpooling (offering a ride or riding), please let the leaders know and we will try to arrange a shared ride. (Passengers please be prepared to contribute for gas.)

Contact name: 
David Day
Contact email: 
[email protected]
Contact phone: 
(732) 937-9098
Travel directions: 

The Rock Cores Trail up-river trailhead. From the east (New York City, etc.): travel on Rt. 80 westbound into the Delaware Water Gap. At about the 1-mile marker Rt. 80 goes through a series of 'S' turns. Make sure you’re in the right lane at that point. Pass the exit for the Dunnfield Creek Parking Area, and exit Rt 80 at Exit 1 (there is a 'Last Exit Before Toll' sign). (This is where you exit to turn around to return eastbound after you leave the Dunnfield Creek parking lot.) At the bottom of the ramp turn right, onto Old Mine Road. (Be patient at the light for the one-way section: it has a 3-minute cycle). Continue on Old Mine Road for approximately 6 miles (note: you will pass the Worthington Park Headquarters, and the Douglas Trail parking lot, and Turtle Beach). The small parking area is on the left, almost exactly one file past the Douglas Trail parking lot. If you pass under a power transmission line and/or you see the Rock Cores Trail trailhead sign, you have gone too far.