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Hike the Baldpate Mountain Loop

Hopewell Township, New Jersey

5.0/5
based on 4 reviews

Details

Distance

1.25 miles

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Tyler Cranden

Beautiful nature preserve with a variety of trails, a pond, a creek, and old abandoned farm buildings.

The parking lot on Pleasant Valley Road provides access to the trailhead for this 1.25 mile loop hike.

Starting at the trailhead, take the Ridge Trail (white) going West. The ridge trail is wide and flat, and branches off to many other smaller trails throughout the preserve.

After about 0.25 miles, you will come across the Copper Hill Trail (orange) on your left. Take this trail heading south. The Copper Hill Trail is considerably slimmer than the Ridge Trail and also less smooth. It is important to watch your step in this section because there are small ruts in the trail and broken tree branches lying around. This slender trail also has a rather steep decline almost immediately. After about 0.25 miles into the CH trail, it will begin to level out and start wrapping around to the east.

The trail stays level for approximately 0.4 miles, where it will start to turn North at a moderately steep incline. Continue for approximately 0.35 miles and you will be back at the trailhead / parking lot.

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Features

Chillin
Photography
Mountain Biking
Running
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Reviews

This is one of the best hikes I have completed. My wife and I hiked Ted Stiles Preserve in Baldpate Mountain with a group. The hike was organised by the Friends of Hopewell Vally Open Space.

This mountain is awesome and some of the steepest terrain in the area. It's a hotspot for mountain bikers because it has challenging rocky trails and steep inclines. At the top, catch a wonderful view of the Delaware where there are also picnic tables for taking it all in and enjoying your lunch.

I've always loved hiking baldpate and enjoy the variety of activities it includes. I've hiked, hammocked, and fished the area. Especially beautiful in the fall

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