Rutgers Gardens Via Helyar Woods Trail

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Helyar Woods

Rutgers Gardens Via Helyar Woods Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near New Brunswick, New Jersey that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length1.7 miElevation gain82 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyHikingNature tripsBird watchingRunningDog friendlyForestRiverViewswild-flowersWildlife
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These trails are easy and mostly flat, but users note the markings can be difficult to follow in winter. If routing in winter, please download the offline maps to help follow the trails. These trails are closed to the public on Fridays.

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Mark Geisler
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Jean Speckin
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So many paths created that I was very rarely on trail. Trail was not clearly marked.

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marc k
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Nihar Malaviya
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Todd A Williams
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Trail is a little different than the map shows, but it is fun to blaze your own trail. Woods, water and a meadow, not difficult but long if you do the whole thing.

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Vincent Ferreri
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Hiking

Nice walk. Trails were not very well marked, but routes were apparent. I will be back in the spring to enjoy the gardens.

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Michael Lewis
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Arun G
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Hiking

Beautiful trail near the brook. The markings were not very clear. The map was very handy.

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Keith Lyons
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Pretty good. The loop part is hard to find

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Tony Chow
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Hiking

Super easy and decent scenery. Grabbed the last parking spot today on an early Saturday afternoon but I guess the small lots also naturally keeps the foot traffic down which we need these days. The trails are unmarked as far as I could tell and I got turned around a few times so bring this app with you and make sure you have a good charge. It’s definitely dog friendly but if you see someone walking a cat then that’s probably me. I would also consider trail running here too.

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Elle Sparks
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Kamakshi Singh
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5 stars for the scenery, but 3 stars for the actual trail. The trail lacks marking to denote the various paths. Too many diversions and hence confusing. Still worth coming here for.

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Michael Lewis
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nicer than expected. Chicken of the Woods along the way

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Shlomo Siegelman
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Rach Laurscan
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Mostly easy trail, even with young kids, but so many forks in the path so hard to determine which was to go sometimes. Really needed to look at the map.

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Neerav Mehta
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Sandy Torres
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We love these trails!! You always discover something new! Great for Seniors!!

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Alfredo Perez
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Nature tripsGreat!

Super bueno mis perros lo aman.

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steve F
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Dior Jordan
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Good trial. Easy! Does get muddy after a rain storm obviously! I recommend

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Hannah Farkas
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HikingOver grown

The kids enjoyed the little bridges and wide trails and open path. Be careful of poison ivy, runs rampant around the trail!

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Katie M
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Pretty okay. Does the job if you need some outdoor time and are in the central Jersey area. Be aware - My dog and I are avid hikers and I found more ticks on him here than anywhere else.

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Chris K
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Ruth Learn
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Hiking

Pretty gardens, not much in the way of hiking but still very much worth it.

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Faraz Siddiqui
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Park biking route

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Lana Shaker
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Closed now but did it before it closed. I got lost at one point by the river I wasn’t sure which way to go. Otherwise neat little trail right by Rutgers. There is a parking lot right by the trail start.

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Shawn Thul
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Hiking

Closed!

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Melisa Olevic
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