Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails near Princeton with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Thoroughly enjoyed the nature part of the trail, and the path through the neighborhood isn't bad. The stone bridge over the Stony Brook at Mercer Road is a spectacular piece of history.

This is a gorgeous, hidden spot in Princeton. I've mapped this trail as an out-and-back, but there is actually a network of trails here, and you can turn it into a loop if desired.

I really enjoyed this trail. Started on yellow trail, took blue (scout loop), then back on yellow, then green (Drake's corner) which was unnecessary, then back on yellow, then took orange (council rock), which I recommend. Then finished yellow, backtracked to white (south trail), took red for a bit (pond view) until I saw the pond, backtracked up red to white and finished with yellow. loved the many choices

road biking
muddy
9 days ago

This trail is gorgeous and peaceful. Following a rainstorm, there are some small waterfalls where streams from the neighborhood rush down to meet the Stony Brook. The stone paths may be slippery when wet.

Beautiful woods! Hidden local gem!

The first half of this trail is very good. A perfect autumn hike that follows the brook for a significant portion of the hike. Part of the hike was somewhat slippery — fallen leaves on rocks. The second half of the trail is uninteresting, skirting an ETS facility and then following a portion of the LHT.

Beautiful fall scenery on a beautiful fall day!

bike touring
2 months ago

Nice smooth ride for the most part. Was able to park at Johnson Park in New Brunswick and bike to the the beginning of the bike path. Once I got to Trenton, we rode to the Trenton Transit Center and rode the train back to New Brunswick, then biked back to the car. Probably about 40 miles total. I would recommend having some sort of offline map to help stay on track, although we had a pretty easy time staying on course. A small stretch of the path in Trenton seemed like it might be a little sketchy at certain times of day, but everything looked pretty good. Lots of turtles in the canal all along the way.

I cycled from Landing Lane to the Delaware. Great ride. Stick to the right-east side as you go further down and don't detour on the golf course. Very flat. This trail is also great for running at night. Been on it a couple of times after midnight. Nearly nobody else and it's so boring landscape wise that you start to memorize where the bumpy parts are. Bring your Camelback. Nearest watering hole is in Johnson Park.

Flat. Great for training runs.

Flat, easy walk for families. There was ample shade and the kids enjoyed seeing different animals (deer, turtles, woodpeckers). We, personally, enjoy a more challenging hike, but this was close to home and easy to do with friends.

hiking
bugs
muddy
4 months ago

bring bug spray and watch kids for ivy

fairly unkept trail. Difficult to find pathway at certain points. lots of mudpiles that can get quite deep. not really for a casual clean stroll, but good for a challenge.

hiking
4 months ago

If you want a lovely Strolling Path, this is It! If you want a Hiking Trail, this is Not It. This Strolling path is surrounded by lovely flowers, beautiful vistas and follows a Poetry Trail that is posted by poetry placards. Gentle Slope and several benches to relax upon.

hiking
4 months ago

Have been here many times. Lots of work has been done to enhance by dedicated Volunteers. They have enhanced the walking trails with stepping stones over muddy areas and to get over the stream (very pretty) . Several different trails to meander through. Variety of sights include: Babbling Stream, Rick Cliff, Large Boulders, Pond and the Historic Verblan House & Cottage.

mountain biking
5 months ago

Went from Washington Crossing to Lambertville and back. Nice crushed rock path the whole way with views of the Delaware River for much of it. A good amount of shade. Parts, especially close to Lambertville, can get crowded.

hiking
muddy
over grown
5 months ago

hiking
muddy
6 months ago

great two mile walk through woods. lots of wildlife. ticks though. very muddy today.

Easy 7 mile round trip stretch of trail on the D&R Canal, with parking at each end. Gravel trails, wide enough for two bikes, good for running, hiking, walking or biking.

hiking
10 months ago

Small half grassy , half paved track circling a hillside field. Several poems extolling nature and butterflies line the trail.

Paths very clearly marked and nice park. Of course, avoid it shortly after rain...

hiking
Sun Oct 28 2018

Excellent short trail. Well marked red trail loop. Dense forest with many boulders in and about the trail . Quite slippery due to grey clay along trail. Not the best place for trail running or biking. A few watercourses with stone walk overs. Surprisingly no deer.

hiking
Sat Oct 06 2018

My comments are directed to beginners, as that’s what I am :) Found this to be a fun hike, followed the red trail. If you have trekking poles, bring them, also recommend hiking shoes or hiking boots. Saw no obstacles along the trail except a few small branches. There are 2 or 3 creeks to cross with steppingstones to assist you. Some parts of the trail are narrow paths through grassy areas, and in some places, the trail is marked by logs on either side, reassuring for beginners. There are a few ‘You are here’ signs, too. Quite a few large boulders, fallen trees, wildflowers and mushrooms along the trail. I plan on going back again soon.

mountain biking
Sun Aug 26 2018

Flat easy trail. It is nice (trail by the river beats biking next to cars) but it gets boring after a while. I took it from New Brunswick to Princeton. Easy to find. No drinking water on the way (the only 2 bathrooms we found had hot -really hot- water or none at all), so take plenty or you will have to get out of the route to find somewhere to buy (which for us was a good excuse to have an ice cream as well)

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