Know the New Hiking How-tos
Double Trouble State Park
Take the Garden State Parkway South to Exit 77. At the end of the ramp, turn left onto Double Trouble Road and proceed south for 0.5 mile to a traffic light at Pinewald Keswick Road. Continue ahead, and the park entrance is just beyond, on the left.
There is only speculation about how Double Trouble State Park was named. But it is not just an intriguing name that should draw visitors.
There are over five miles of trails -- use the Web Map link on this site for a trail map.
- Perimeter Loop - 2.25 miles
- Nature Trail - 1.50 miles [click for nature guide]
- Reservoir-Sawmill Loop - 1.2 miles
- Clear Brook Path - 0.3 mile
None of these trails are blazed or named on the ground. In addition there are many miles of unmarked sand roads.
Located a few miles south of Toms River, Double Trouble State Park is a captivating blend of natural and cultural history. Active 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.