Laurie Chauncey and Lawrence-Hopewell Trail Loop

MODERATE 9 reviews

Laurie Chauncey and Lawrence-Hopewell Trail Loop is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Princeton, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.7 miles Elevation Gain: 114 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly



bird watching



This trail combines a portion of the Lawrence-Hopewell Trail (LHT) with the Laurie Chauncey Nature Trail, which is on the grounds of Educational Testing Service (ETS) but is open to the public. (ETS has long been among the local public supporters of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail.) Part of the Chauncey follows the Stony Brook in a cool, shady valley with healthy trees. A part of it near the Chauncey Conference Center is more flat, but wooded, with grassy trails that can be a bit soggy after wet weather.

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