A somewhat nearby alternative is to use the restroom at the end of a large lot near Washington Crossing Park: N40.29823° W74.86829°. NOTE:  The trail segment along the steep hill above Moore’s Creek is on a delicate slope, and should be used only by walkers. A few hundred yards further, it turns right onto the trace of an old logging road, and in about 50 yards turns sharp left into the woods. Continue for 3.0 miles, first straight, then through several twisting sections. Make a left turn onto Valley Road at about 2.75 miles up Pleasant Valley Road, and then go right (almost straight ahead) on Wooden’s Lane to the Howell Living History Farm and its parking. Length 3.3 miElevation gain 820 ftRoute type Loop Trail Blog: “Baldpate Mountain on Halloween“Hiked: 5/26/12. Unsure of their availability – we’ve run into them open only once. There is formal parking at three of these locations, and limited parking in two other places: 1. A similar route is now in Best Day Hikes in New Jersey. This intersection was passed at 3.6]. At trail entrances, intersections, and places where there are no trees and the trail might be unclear, there are brown posts with trail markers in the same colors. Users interested in entering the preserve here can park at the Howell Living History Farm and walk down Hunter Road to Pleasant Valley Road. The mountain, part of the volcanic Sourland Mountain Ridge, is the highest point in Mercer County. At the stop sign on Bear Tavern Road (Route 579), turn right. Also closed Wed. – Sat. The Switchback Trail (yellow blazes), connects the westernmost end of the Ridge Trail to Route 29 down by the Delaware River, tracing a very steep route of just .7 mile and sharp switchbacks. Its mature woodlands, wetlands, and open meadows harbor a rich variety of native trees and shrubs and a … Turn LEFT and start following WHITE (Ridge). [We didn’t spot markers here. Go west on Delaware Avenue (from Route 31 at the light at the Pennington Market). Go about three-tenths of a mile to the parking lot entrance. The 6.7 mile network of trails offers an array of recreational opportunities and views. This lot is large enough to accommodate dozens of cars. https://www.mapquest.com/us/new-jersey/baldpate-mountain-365382852 6.7 miles. Visitors can combine segments of the Ridge Trail with these trails on the north and south sides to create interesting circuit walks. Fiddler’s Creek Road Parking Lot: The entrance to the parking lot is approximately 0.3 mile east of Route 29 on Fiddler’s Creek Road. trailreport@drgreenway.org. Hiking info, trail maps, and 30 trip reports from Baldpate Mountain, East Peak (3,780 ft) in the Mahoosuc Range of Maine From that point you can turn right and follow Fiddler’s Creek Road 1.3 miles to the parking lot entrance on your right. There are 5 access points listed on the map, which are described on the park page. 95S to Exit 1 for 29N/River Road. ///. Beck and his fellow explorers tramped through the woods in the 1930s, and came upon old millstones, several still standing chimneys, evidence of a spring house, and the foundations of houses still visible today. For the Church Road entrance, take the first left after .4 mile onto Church Road. In addition, the new Fiddler’s Creek Preserve has been added on the other side of Fiddler’s Creek Road. [The path down the hill leads to the Kuser Estate]. Baldpate Mountain is a long ridge, with trails descending on the south toward Fiddler’s Creek Road, and on the north towards Pleasant Valley Road. 3 h 24 m This trail follows routes similar to others in All Trails but starts at the parking area off of Church Road in Hopewell Township. It descends gently, and then quite steeply, bending west and leveling off briefly. The trails are relatively primitive, but the network has been improving over the years. Hiking to the West Peak is a 5.8 mile round trip and is a challenging hike. Some sections of trail may be wet and muddy. 0.4  – Climb steeply up a long series of stone “steps”. Ruins of a 19th century settlement and scattered farms can be found on or near some of the Baldpate trails. Walking the Ridge Trail, however, involves only moderate ups and downs. This post may contain affiliate links. Great for kids! [WHITE (Ridge) also goes right]. This trail passes through a property that was acquired in part with funds from the Land for Maine’s Future program. –Trail Map 1–Trail Map 2–Park info 1–Park info 2–Interactive Map. The main Kuser Trail continues north to the power line, and turns west to follow the power line to the parking area entered from Pleasant Valley Road. Baldpate Mountain is situated southwest of Harbourton, west of Mount Canoe. It had been over 2 years since we first checked it out (“Baldpate Mountain in August“) and we were looking for something under an hour away. In spring, the forest floor is brightened by mayflower, columbine, black snakeroot, spring beauties, bunchberry, trout lilies, and numerous other wildflowers. Baldpate Mountain, Maine The Appalachian Trail in Maine will take your breath away, both as you climb 3,662 feet to the summit and then your 360-degree view. (scroll down a bit for Baldpate). Continue following WHITE (Ridge) across the open grassy area, past a large tree with a white marker, towards the woods. Some trails include steep stone steps, which require a moderate degree of balance and caution. South Dakota. Great views, family friendly hiking, groomed ski trails (for a small fee), hunting, and snowshoeing. Go 4.7 miles and turn right on Fiddlers Creek Road. The Kuser family sold the property to Trap Rock in 1986. Turn RIGHT to continue on WHITE (Ridge). Updated: 7/2020 – Re-hiked; adjusted the route to remove the closed trails in Honey Hollow. 6.3 – At the junction with the main BLUE (Summit) trail, keep to the LEFT and retrace the route back down the stone steps and to the parking lot. 3. From Howell Living History Farm: There is also access to the Baldpate trail network off Pleasant Valley Road, about 100 yards east of Valley Road, just opposite Hunter Road (closed to vehicle traffic). The birdlife of Baldpate attracts amateur birdwatchers and scientists. The forests abound with American Beech with their steely-gray bark, Tulip Poplars like tall, straight sentinels, oaks, birches, hickory, cherries and many other species. A couple of miles down Route 29, you will soon pass by the county workhouse, Bald Pate Mountain, the village of Titusville, and finally arrive at Washington Crossing State Park. 0.0 – Start following BLUE (Summit) just beyond the trail kiosk. The trail begins at the south end of the Pleasant Valley Road parking lot (from which the Ridge Trail heads west). Baldpate Mountain, previously know as Kuser Mountain, was acquired by Mercer County from Trap Rock Industries in 1998. — ///. The trail leaves the parking area at the tower and follows the power line cut for a bit. For access to the Honey Hollow area, turn hard left into Brick Road about .75 mile in on Church Road, just opposite the intersection of Church Road with Fiddler’s Creek Road. Print out the trail map(s) ahead. * CLOSED to hikers during firearm season days in December. The map indicates “ruins” on either side of the trail about halfway down but we didn’t spot anything (perhaps when the leaves are down). Start off the hike with a little warm-up loop around an attractive pond, located in Washington Crossing State Park. This route uses the first lot on Fiddlers Creek Road off of Rt 29. 3.6  – Continue on WHITE (Ridge). 41 Trails. Trails are marked with square plastic blazes on trees (blue, white, red, orange, yellow, brown, or turquoise). Big Bend Ranch State Park. It is managed by the Loon Echo Land Trust. Turn LEFT to continue on BLUE (Summit) to the top of the mountain. Pick up the description at the second to last step below. 1,077 Trails. For access to the Ridge Trail, continue up Pleasant Valley Road 4.5 miles from Route 29, to the entrance to a large parking lot on the right. From its intersection with the Northwest Loop, the trail first descends gradually through woods for about .2 mile, then contours north and then west, passing the ruined foundation of what appears to have been a barn or house—or both together. Bald Pate Mountain Trail is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near Bridgton, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. If you use a smartphone, try the handy georeferenced PDF map created by Hidden Trenton. Baldpate Mountain is part of the largest continuously forested area in central New Jersey, the Sourlands Region, stretching across Mercer, Somerset, and Hunterdon Counties. To the north lies Surplus mountain, to the south west, Baldpate looks upon Old Speck across Grafton Notch. For complete hike details check out our main Baldpate Mountain – Ted Stiles Preserve page.. Kick*** mountain. Parking is available at the bottom of this trail, off Route 29. 12 Trails. There is a little pond that is not really visible until you walk over to it, it’s by a small stone building and old well. At about .5 mile, the trail ascends a stone staircase built by volunteers through a boulder field. It's a hotspot for mountain bikers because it has challenging rocky trails and steep inclines. The lot is marked “Vehicle and Horse Trailers Parking” on the trail map. 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