Double Trouble State Park


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Park Overview:

There is only speculation about how Double Trouble State Park was named. But it is not just an intriguing name that should draw visitors.

Trail Uses:Hiking, Mountain biking, Bridle path
Trail Miles:5.3 miles
Park Acreage:7881 acres
Lacey and Berkeley
Park Description:

Located a few miles south of Toms River, Double Trouble State Park is a captivating blend of natural and cultural history. Productive cranberry bogs and a restored village are on what once was a thriving nineteenth century lumbering operation. The restored village contains 14 historic structures, including a sawmill, pickers’ cottages, a cranberry sorting and packing house, a general store, and a one-room schoolhouse built in 1890.

Trails Overview:

There are over five miles of "official" trails on the trail map.

  • Perimeter Loop - 2.25
  • Nature Trail - 1.50 [click for nature guide]
  • Reservoir-Sawmill Loop - 1.2
  • Clear Brook Path - .30

None of these trails are blazed or named other than on the map. In addition there are many miles of unmarked sand roads.

Trail Guides are available at the trailhead in the historic village.

Share your favorite hike(s) with Trail Conference web site visitors. We are especially interested in hikes from The Pinelands Region where this park is located. Click for further information and a submission form.


Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 77, and proceed west on Pinewald-Keswick Road for 0.5 mile to the park entrance, which is one the left. GPS Coordinates: DMS 39° 53’ 52.36” N 74° 13' 16.65" W

Contact Information:NJ DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry