Marilyn Beard Trailhead Park
Just over 20 miles from Philadelphia, Marilyn Beard Trailhead Park provides a convenient portal to the Pine Barrens and access to the remote and fascinating landscapes of Wharton State Forest, where one can hike, bike or ride horseback for hours. Seemingly endless trails stemming from The Marilyn Beard Trailhead explore a section of Wharton known as "Maple Island," threaded by tributaries of the Mechescatauxin (a.k.a. Sleeper) Branch and the Mullica River. From Maple Island, one can follow these river greenways through pristine, undisturbed Pine Barrens habitat for over 30 miles to the Atlantic Ocean.