Duke Farms Trail

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Duke Farms Trail is a 4.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Hillsborough, New Jersey that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

4.4 miles
173 feet

kid friendly



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


no dogs

Duke Farms includes almost 1000 acres of land and is owned by the Duke Farms Foundation (DFF) that was established in 1998 to manage the estate. The Foundation, in turn, is part of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

road biking
27 days ago

Beautiful, scenic paved and gravel bike trails throughout the property with plenty of places to stop for a picnic. Beautifully manicured property with tons of wildflowers and trees. Lots of shade make this an easy bike ride, with small inclines. Original structures can be found along some of the paths. Sundays in the summer are always fun because the local farmer’s market sets up on the property.

4 months ago

great place, for kids and lots of cycling occurring. theres a fountain and ruins also.

4 months ago

Paved and shaded in spots! Lots of great options. Saw a snake and some turtles. A very nice hike when you don’t want to deal with slippery rocks.

5 months ago

Me and 3 friends ventured out for a 6 1/2 mile walk/hike , it was glorious and highly recommended for all ages!

trail running
5 months ago

Get place for a run! And it comes with a heavy dose of history as well. Recommend hitting the visitors center first for a briefing before entering the estate.

trail running
9 months ago

Usually run here at least once or twice a week. The grounds are beautiful, and there is even a tram available for those less inclined to walk around. Nice park tucked away in Somerset County.

9 months ago

locally available
lots of surprises
some natural, many man made but all intriguing

Monday, September 18, 2017

So much to see Trails, flowers, wildlife plants, even saw wild turkies! It's good to bring your family and friends. You can walk or ride a bike rented bike (Like we did) or bring your own.

mountain biking
Saturday, September 16, 2017

Wonderful for the family bike outing. Some hills, but mostly paved trails. Easy parking access and well maintained. Not really mountain biking, just easy trails.

road biking
Wednesday, July 12, 2017

This is one of my favorite places to run or bike. I bring my own road bike and stay on the paved roads, or rent a bike ($5) for use on gravel paths. A visit to cemetery hill is well worth the small effort. I love dogs, but I'm glad this is a dog-free space. There are groundhogs, rabbits and fox all around. Because of the Farm's initiatives in native plantings, the bird watching is great. Leave your earbuds in the car and let the birds sing to you.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

We went there for the first time 2 weeks ago and we are NEVER going back there again. We were covered in ticks within 5 mins of our walk on gravel. It wasn't like 5-10 ticks, there were atleast 50 that we found on each person in our group. They kept coming out our shoes, shirts and hair. We drove back in our underwear.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Spring through fall weekends are literally crowded. This is not really a place to "hike". It's an easy walk, run, bike ride. It is full of sights and history. It is beautiful. Avoid crowds by going off season and early in the day. And there are more ticks here than anywhere in the NJ/PA/NY area, so be prepared for that.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Had an amazing time here. The trail is perfect for biking riding with children.

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Great place to visit, kid friendly always something going on. We come often

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Well maintained grounds that are good for all skill levels. Walked on a cold day and loved exploring the estate. And while I love our four legged friends, I appreciate having a place where I know I won't see pet waste or have to watch for off-leash pets. There are many great little creatures around here, it's nice to know they're safe from being chased by Fido.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

A nice park with lots of bikes and people walking. Most of the trails are wide with pavement or gravel. Plenty of lakes and pretty scenes. Not terribly shady if you were there on a hot day. Most trails were well-marked but you probably will want to have a map or an app.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Amazing park! They have a bike rental for just $5 ! Beautiful scenery

road biking
Friday, August 26, 2016

Love this place
So relaxing and quiet

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Not marked well but interesting things to see

Sunday, July 17, 2016

I love this park and the trails. The only reason I give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because they do not allow dogs and the trail are hard to follow. Other than that, paved nicely, beautiful scenery and just the right amount of hills!

Sunday, April 03, 2016

I didn't end up going because I hike/walk with my dog and NO PETS allowed here, apparently.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Easy trails with beautiful scenery. It's a great place to ride bikes in, or take a stroll.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Great day walking through Dukes Farm. Trails are flat and vary between paved, gravel, and grass/dirt. Trails pass through woodlands, meadows, and park-like settings. The Orchid House is a must see. This would be a great hike for our elderly labrador, but unfortunately no pets are allowed.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

We arrived at Dukes Farm just as the Farm Barn Orientation Center was opening at 8:30 am. The Center is a beautiful eco-friendly building with bathrooms, café, educational displays, a park informational video, and a very helpful staff to provide answers and maps. Although the Overview mentions a 2.5 mile hike, the length of your hike can be easily customized into something shorter or much longer. We chose to walk the dirt and gravel paths instead of the many paved walkways. We took trails mainly around the perimeter of the park and I would guess walked 4-5 miles in 2 hours. Some nature highlights of our walk included two geese parents and their goslings, several wood ducks and fuzzy black caterpillars.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Nice place to explore with easy paths. Can bring own bike or rent them at the Farm.

road biking
Monday, October 06, 2014

This is a lovely place to ride a bike. Can't wait to return in the fall. Family friendly.

trail running
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