|Distance:||Mount Rose Ridge Trail: 2.1 miles round trip; Forest Loop: 1 mile round trip; West Loop: 1.3 miles round trip; Cattail Trail: 1.5 miles round trip.|
|Time:||One half hour - two hours, depending on trail and pace. This trail connects to Elks Trail - also posted on this website under Hopewell Township.|
|Markings:||Trails are mowed through fields and marked with white Watershed logo markers.|
|Walking/Hiking, Dogs permitted on leash|
|Elevation:||from 200’ to 250’|
|Difficulty:||Easy to Moderately Difficult|
|Parking:||Mt. Rose Parking area off Moores Mill-Mt. Rose Road. Parking area is temporarily chained, but offers pull-off parking to several vehicles.|
|Tips:||All trails leave from the trailhead at the parking area. Please keep dogs on leash and clean up after them! Please use caution when crossing the road.|
|Amenities:||A small portable bathroom is available from April-November. After your hike, visit the Buttinger Nature Center, the one story red building on the reserve. The Nature Center houses a number of interpretive displays, a small shop and bathrooms. Center is open Tues-Fri 10am-5pm and most Saturdays 10am-4pm.|
The 240-acre Mount Rose Trails consists mostly of old growth field, but also contains a mature oak-hickory forest, skunk cabbage swamp, vernal pools, the unique geological formations of the Mt. Rose Ridge and the headwaters of the Honey Brook.
There are several different trails that can be accessed from the Mount Rose Trails parking area, including Elks Trail shown on this trail map (see Elks Trail Guide).
FROM NORTH/SOUTH JERSEY
FROM PRINCETON- MERCER COUNTY AREA
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