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Trap Pond- Trail Review

When you find a good running trail it is kind of like scoring that front row parking spot for the beach on a Saturday in July. Trap Pond is my front row parking spot.

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Even though I have lived in Sussex County my entire life I was never really familiar with Trap Pond and all its offerings until Amy (www.fitnessatforty.wordpress.com) asked me to join her on a stroller walk when I was on maternity leave in 2013.

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While Trap Pond offers a ton of non running activities (kayaking, camping, playgrounds, nature center and more) I love the Loblolly trail. The trail is a 4.5ish loop around the state park.

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The trail is well marked with mileage markers and offers a variety of beautiful scenery.

This part of the trail is a raised path. Always pretty to see the sun peaking through the thick woods.
This part of the trail is a raised path. Always pretty to see the sun peaking through the thick woods.

While marathon training I utilized this trail quite a bit. The longest we ever did on the trail was 16 miles! While doing the same loop 3 times may seem boring we always found new things to look at!

Raised path on the Loblolly Trail
Raised path on the Loblolly Trail

Since this trail is in a state park there is a fee to enter the park. I think this is a fair trade off since the park offers lots of parking, very clean bathrooms and a well maintained trail.

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While running at Trap Pond be on the look out for animals. Often times you can spot squirrels, turtles and maybe even a few deer!

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A view of the lake that is visible from the main parking lot and nature center.

This is a great trail for windy days as well.  The majority of the loop is in the woods which offers a great wind blocker.

Happy girls after our morning run at Trap Pond.
Happy girls after our morning run at Trap Pond.

Have you ever run at Trap Pond in Laurel? Do you have a favorite state park to run?  

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9 thoughts on “Trap Pond- Trail Review

  1. Hello!

    My name is Eva Rapp, and I work for American Trails, a national nonprofit trail advocacy organization.

    I LOVE the pictures on your site found on this page, specifically the one of the Raised path on the Loblolly Trail … and was hoping I can it in the Recreational Trails Program database. This database highlights, advocates for, and educates people on the RTP program and seeks to gain funding for more trails! The Loblolly Trail is a wonderful example of success.

    I will, of course, credit you for the picture.

    It would be posted here!
    http://recreationaltrailsinfo.org/imglibrary/state.php

    Thanks for your time.

    Please feel free to call/email me!
    eva@americantrails.org
    530.605.4395

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