Rockhopper Trail and Red Trail Loop is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Lambertville, New Jersey that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and bird watching and is best used from March until October.

Length4.3 miElevation gain295 ftRoute typeLoop
HikingBird watchingRunningForestWildlifeMuddyRocky
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Getting There

Users have reported that the trailhead is difficult to find and that there are 2 different options so it could be confusing. The Dry Run Creek trailhead attaches to the parking lot. The Rockhopper Trailhead is across the road to the RIGHT of the fence.

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Vincent Ferreri
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HikingMuddy

I hiked all of the blazed trails today. My advice is just to do the blue blazes as an out and back. There are no scrambles to be found anywhere, but there are a number of boulder fields. The orange blaze was nothing but trudging through marsh. The red and yellow trails were missing blazes and were drainage routes for the area. They were muddy despite 6 days without rain. Be sure to have a charge on your phone if you do these trails.

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Dean Dodaro
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Hiking

A little muddy but not too bad some bugs but again not too bad ... sort of monotonous on the back loop but overall good walk in the woods

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Steffen H.
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Hiking

quite muddy but still nice!

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Casie J Brettell
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Hiking

Muddy! Lots of snowmelt but we expected that. The dogs loved the muck. Some confusing parts that could have been more clearly marked, where the trail gets twisty-turny. Really nice warm weekday in March, we only saw 5 other people and two dogs. The biggest downside was a nearby farm field that has been recently manured, on top of the snow cover, and it REEKS. Half the trail smelled like a putrid decaying animal covered in feces. It was downright awful, and we were even wearing masks the entire time. I hike a lot and have never experienced that and I never want to again. Gross. Otherwise the trail was nice and scenic, even with the mud. Surprised we stayed upright, walking 4 dogs!

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John Tancini
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Angela W
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WalkingMuddy

For those having difficulty finding the trailhead, it is across the street from the Greenway parking lot, in between the two driveways on the grass near the barn. It's closest to the lefthand driveway, and you can see the faded signage on two short trees. The dirt path is visible in between the two trees. I've posted pictures that hopefully help. Ps, lot is small, only maybe 12 cars could fit. I went during winter with leaves on ground and mud. Yellow Trail was difficult to follow at points; signage could have been better. Well after leaving the Blue Trail and being on the Yellow Trail there were a few red blazes for no particular reason, yet no yellow blazes at that spot. Made it through with help from alltrails map using GPS. Muddy, especially at beginning of trail near the Greenway parking lot. Maybe this trail is better in the Autumn with less rain.

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Bryan Butterfoss
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Kerry Giammetta
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Darlene McGarrity
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Hiking

We tried to hike here but couldn't find the trailhead... no indication of where to park.

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Julie Gonzalez
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Hiking

ex ellent and very easy

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James O'Reilly
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Hiking

Great walk through the woods. Keep a sharp eye out for the red trail Rh turn

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Nicho Gonzalez
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Tom Koenig
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Tanvi S
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grownPrivate propertyRocky

It was a nice trail through the forest with a few uphills and downhills. It was very muddy, had many rocks, and lots of bugs! It was a very narrow trail which was overgrown on the sides. If you get lucky you might see a few colorful mushrooms, slugs, and caterpillars. Wouldn’t recommend for stroller use due to muddied surfaces and crossing small river on rocks. Parking: There is parking right by the trailhead. The trail might be difficult to find but it is on the private property. There is a cardboard board stating ROCKHOPPER TRAIL at the entrance. Don’t confuse this with the D and R Trailhead.

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Jeff Johnson
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Hiking

Used this trail for a hike into Lambertville this time. Very nice, and only a brief stretch on a gravel road with no traffic, plus about 50 ft on a residential street with no sidewalk. Rest was fine, all the way to the bridge.

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Kim Williams
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HikingBugsMuddy

Not on single person the entire walk. Very well marked and beautiful. After so much trouble to find it I’m so glad I did!

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Jeff Johnson
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HikingOver grownRocky

Trail is definitely open to the public, though on private land with a public easement. When you park at the place marked here in AllTrails, you’ll have access to TWO trailheads. The Dry Run Creek trailhead attaches to the parking lot. The Rockhopper Trailhead is across the road to the RIGHT of the fence. Look for double blue square markings at the trailhead. Follow it up a grassy field into the woods. Blue trail is quite nice. Southern half of the red loop is also nice; northern half is a bit overgrown.

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Dina Tilghman
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HikingRocky

Great trail close to downtown Lambertville. Narrow for most of it but not crowded.

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Kim Williams
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Hiking

This trail was impossible to find via the directions. Once we got there and parked(across the road from the trail) we walked the wrong direction. It was a nice hike but I will be back to do the 4.2 mile loop.

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Chelsea Trendler
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HikingMuddyRocky

The entrance is NOT on private property but the parking area is small so i could understand how it could be easily missed. Maybe this is what is causing confusion? The trail was beautiful & well marked. Only downside was it was very tight in some spots so passing others meant someone was standing in the brush. Some muddy areas but over all well maintained. Very pretty. Planning another hike here soon & bringing family.

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Taty Kay
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