Herrontown Woods Trails

MODERATE 19 reviews
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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.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
157 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

over grown

off trail

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great, moderate hike. Be prepared for mud and swamp like conditions on some part of the trail. Also it is overgrown at some parts as well.

The trails are mis-labeled. I think parts of the white trail are labeled as yellow which was confusing but it's a small enough lot that you're never really lost.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Love it here. Nope, I would not recommend trail running nor heading out for a walk. The best part about it is when you get to the less groomed trails. When I NEED to get out for a mini hike, the last thing I want is people changing nature. Take the mini offshoot trails, some good dense stuff out there. Not particularly challenging but a few tricky spots if you can find them.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful fall colors but many downed trees from Hurricane Sandy. Trail needs much maintenance and is not clearly defined in areas.

trail running
10 months ago

Oh my God! This trail is in major need of restoration and love. I know that it's an unpaved Trail, which is rare to find in central New Jersey, but this trail is completely unsuitable for trail running. It can accommodate one person at a time single file, and sometimes there is not enough room to maneuver. What are the obstructions you may ask? Downed trees, poison ivy, and grasses enough to suggest that I have been the only person to come here this year. Moreover, any labeling as a moderate trail is more likely due to the fact that it is not maintained, not due to any significant changes in incline or intensity. It is is poorly blazed if you are trying to keep tabs pace faster than 4.0 mph.

hiking
11 months ago

Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Saturday, January 02, 2016

walking
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Saturday, January 02, 2016

Monday, May 25, 2015

Love it, now has extra dogleg making it longer.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

walking
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Sunday, December 01, 2013

trail running
Friday, December 02, 2011

This is a great loop for trail running. Some surprising terrain back there.