NW Loop and Ridge Trail via Summit Trail

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Hopewell Township, New Jersey

NW Loop and Ridge Trail via Summit Trail is a 6.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Hopewell Township, New Jersey that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 6.2 miles Elevation Gain: 836 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

NOTE: Park is closed for hiking Wed-Sat during winter for firearm hunting.

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scramble
7 days ago

Neat middle grade hike, about 2 1/2 hours

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bugs
muddy
rocky
1 month ago

Pretty good moderate hike. Very rocky. Did an out & back instead of the loop

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2 months ago

Nicely maintained ezy hike some ruins

hiking
2 months ago

Great morning hike with the kids (7and 9). The terrain changes several times which helps a lot because it keeps them engaged. We went in the morning and saw a handful of people. By the time we got back around noon a lot more were coming on the trail. There is a patch that is pretty muddy so wear appropriate shoes. Would definitely do the trail again.

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washed out
5 months ago

wow nice trail . because of the terrain I finished a lot later than expected. good thing I had my headlamp.

6 months ago

My wife and I did the loop here at Baldplate and it was lots of fun! The conditions were rather tame, there was one ascent that was rocky but it wasn't anything too strenuous. it's the perfect hike to experience a little bit of everything.

Fun trail whether you go right or left there’s a steep incline. I went right around but left might be more challenging. Beautiful outlook for a nice lunch spot at the top- definitely recommend!

Almost entire shaded, a good mix of trails, meadows and rock crawls. Would definitely recommend.

First time using this app and it led me to this little gem! I’m out of my home area and am an avid trail runner training for a 100. This circuit has a bit of everything from a few climbs to technical single track. Highly recommend!

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muddy
10 months ago

Awesome day for a hike. About 80°. Tons of raspberries.

hiking
10 months ago

great hike, some good steep climbs. A little muddy in sections. Beautiful greenery.

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bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
11 months ago

This trail is great for beginners who are looking for a challenge. This was my first what I consider actual hike. It provides enough variety to keep you alert and engaged. The beginning is quite rocky but definitely fun although pets may have trouble. Extremely muddy in some parts to the point where you have no choice but to go right through it. Tripped a lot so keep your eyes on your feet. Lots of mosquitoes

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Wed Apr 03 2019

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scramble
Sat Mar 30 2019

Sun Jan 06 2019

Great hike!! Beautiful day but the trail is very muddy.

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Tue Sep 25 2018

If you enter on the Pleasent Valley road entrance you can avoid the wall of rocks

Fri Dec 08 2017

Park is closed for hiking Wed-Sat until February for firearm hunting. Pretty disappointing as this information was not on the NJ websites beforehand.

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