Herrontown Woods Trails is a 2.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Princeton, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length2.1 miElevation gain150 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestViewsWildflowersWildlifeBlowdownOver grownOff trail
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Dr. Susan Welsh
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Avoid the All Saints trails which are terribly muddy and filled with water in many places. The northwest Red trail is under water and you have to walk on planks or go from stone to stone. Rather tedious. Instead take the Red / White trail heading northeast which joins up with the beautiful Yellow trail going north with the spectacular Boulder Field.

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Julia Moskov
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WalkingWashed out

. very muddy and not much of flat ground, you had to walk on these stones but got kind of boring. Some pretty pictures

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Michael Lewis
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Do not take All Saints trail. stick to red and you will be fine. super muddy

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Randy Chiang
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Quiet friendly and great for beginners.

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rodolfo nunez
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WalkingGreat!

the path is very muddy but great for kids

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Yurani Farfán
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Trails are slowly being maintained by small organization. Which is awesome! Get involved if you can! Lots of greenery and trees.

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darren alexander
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muddy after rain! had to cut it short. Nice trail and interesting...some deviations too.

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Andy Dobson
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one of my favouritectrails in Princeton. a bit muddy in places. but good board walks and stepping stones. showing signs of spring. Good job clearing pipeline, the lantern fly was begiining to colonize there last summer!

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Nicho Gonzalez
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muddy as hell on all saints trail

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julian ibarra
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a quaint little forest. very muddy at this point in the season.

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Matthew Matthew Coyle
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Terrible today. All the trails turned into streams with the melting snow. Wait until a dry spell to come here as I can't imagine the trails will dry and be walkable any time soon.

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Dr. Susan Welsh
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We really miss these trails while they are covered in snow and the parking lot is deep in snow. Wish in the future that these trails could be snowploughed like those in Mountain Lakes where we have been walking nearly every day instead of coming here. Mountain Lakes also clears its parking lot of snow!

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Mara Jade
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It was a bit unmarked, I followed the snow path more than the trail signs because they seem to have been limited. Might possibly return.

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Ramona Lee
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Great trial! Loved the loop, some inclines, pretty babbling Brook. Cant wait to do this again in the spring!

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Peter Thompson
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The newly added stones and planks along the North portion of the Red trail make it much easier to traverse even in wet conditions.

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Carmella Silva
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Very nice hike. Well marked in most spots. Muddy at this time of the year but there were logs and stones placed to help avoid the extra muddy areas.

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James Simpson
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Olivia Caruso
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Dr. Susan Welsh
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We discovered the most amazing and spectacular sight when out walking on the trails. Take the red trail walking away from Veblen Cottage. You start to ascend on the trail. Before you reach the yellow trail which crosses the red trail at right angles, there is an unmarked trail to the left. Within a few feet you are standing on an incredible cliff face about 20 feet off the ground and with a magnificent vista in front of you of Herrontown Woods. It is possible to walk down the side of the cliff on a unmarked but steep trail that winds its way to the foot of the cliff. The fantastic cliff face can also be approached from an unmarked trail coming off the green-white trail right opposite a brown 4 foot wooden post. You do have to step over a fallen trail. It leads to the bottom of the cliff face.

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Dr. Susan Welsh
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Marvelous walk today taking the yellow trail south through the Boulder Field which is spectacular and a “must-see”. The trail is also is very good condition, very little mud. The yellow trail can only be seen on this map on the Friends of Herrontown Woods website here: https://www.fohw.org/p/maps.html?m=0 I suggest parking in Autumn Hill Reservation parking lot. Cross the Herrontown Road heading south and take the interconnector trail on AllTrails map to the blue trail and turn east (left). Then you reach the yellow trail and head south. This trail goes through the amazing Boulder Field. Eventually there’s a choice of the red and white trail to get you back to the red trail to complete the counterclockwise red trails circuit on the AllTrails map.

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Dr. Susan Welsh
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To enjoy these beautiful trails to the full, it’s essential to wear shoes or boots with good gripping soles and which are waterproof. In addition, during the current cold climate with freezing temperatures overnight, be aware that trails are icy in places. It is wise to step carefully and carry a stick or light walking pole for balance. With these provisos, these trails are very pleasant. Many new trails are in these woods but, disappointingly, not yet marked on the AllTrails app map. The Herrontown Woods trail manager Andrew Thornton has been made aware and is escalating the issue to his management.

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Shannon Fischer
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A fun adventure, marked well. A lot of wet trails to walk through, I suggest waterproof boots.

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james casey
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Nice well marked trail. Very wet.

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FiL Wisneski
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Peter Thompson
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Yet another nice walk at Herrontown. Pretty muddy today though!

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Peter Thompson
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We continue to find new trails at Herrontown Woods. There are many more trails than those shown on All Trails currently. Yes, we were on official trails for almost all of the GPS mapped activity here!

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Dr. Susan Welsh
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Serene walk today with pretty sunshine around the Blue and Red trails plus the bonus of the Autumn Hill Reservation circular trail. On the north west Herrontown Woods Red Trail it is quite waterlogged, however, interestingly there were two men out on the trail today working on draining the water off. Quite impressive to see people working on the trail on Thanksgiving Day.

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Angela W
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Nice leisurely stroll through the woods. Some muddy spots despite no rain for a few days. The trail is pretty well marked, except there is a discrepancy on the map in trail coloring near the Red Garage at Veblen Cottage. The map shows the Blue trail immediately next to the garage, however there is no Blue marker...instead, there is a Red path and a Yellow path. So if you're headed to the Autumn Hill parking lot on Herrontown Road, take the Yellow trail until it turns to Blue.

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Bill Sferro
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Charles Skinner
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