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you check our list of hiking and walking tips.
Want to enjoy the outdoors near home? Take a walk! New Jersey Trails Association (NJTA) provides places to walk and gives you all the information you need. The organization is spearheaded by D&R Greenway Land Trust with input from other land trusts and local open space groups.
Walking is fun, healthy, and part of an active lifestyle. There are over 78 trail walks listed on the attached pages. Walking to your destination reduces the number of vehicles on the road, thereby reducing the amount of fuel emissions going into the air we breathe!
Click here to learn about a great guidebook called: WALK THE TRAILS IN AND AROUND PRINCETON.
Funds from the sale of the books help create trails for the public to enjoy!
Special thanks to Blue Ridge Mountain Sports at the Princeton Shopping Center in Princeton, NJ for their financial support of local trail building! Since 2003, NJ Trails Association, spearheaded by D&R Greenway and local partners, has created over 19 miles of trails in the central part of the State! Click here to go to the BRMS website.
Our mission is to make accurate information and maps on preserved lands accessible to the public. NJTA assembles information on trails open to the public, and posts the information on this site. We work in partnership with state, county, local, non-profit land preservation groups and parks agencies to plan more trails. NJTA consists of representatives from the following organizations:
HIKING TIPS... (LEARN MORE)
Bear Sighting [9/22/12]: Walkers using the Rockhopper Trail between Route 518 and Lambertville should be aware that a black bear was recently sighted around dusk near the long stone wall flanking the trail. The hikers who encountered the bear stood up, waved sticks and made a lot of noise, and the bear wandered off. Walkers are advised to be cautious and to react in similar fashion if they come upon a bear.
Dry Run Creek,
West Amwell Township,
Hunterdon County, NJ
From the southern trailhead, the narrow footpath first descends to and crosses a small drainage that is usually dry, then curves through a cool, dense stand of cedars, crossing two small intermittent drainages on simple footbridges. The trail then climbs gradually north along the side of the Dry Run Creek valley, with striking views down to the stream, crossing another small ravine on rough stone steps, and contours up to a high point above an old stone wall... <click here to go to trail guide >
To report a trail or maintenance issue of a trail listed on this website, please email