Herrontown Woods Arboretum

Princeton, New Jersey

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Herrontown Woods is off the beaten path in Princeton Township. It was once the estate of Oswald Veblen, an internationally known mathematician at Princeton University. He and his wife left their property to the county to be preserved as natural space. The buildings on the property are part of Veblen’s homestead and have a bit of an eerie feel when you pass them. While there is very little elevation change, there are tons of rocks and roots to maneuver around, making the hike moderately difficult. The trail is in full shade and is a dirt path with the occasional rock stepping-stone path.
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by Lori Litchman (Menasha Ridge Press)

Herrontown Woods is off the beaten path in Princeton Township. It was once the estate of Oswald Veblen, an internationally known mathematician at Princeton University. He and his wife left their property to the county to be preserved as natural space. The buildings on the property are part of Veblen’s homestead and have a bit of an eerie feel when you pass them.

While there is very little elevation change, there are tons of rocks and roots to maneuver around, making the hike moderately difficult. The trail is in full shade and is a dirt path with the occasional rock stepping-stone path.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Princeton
Distance: 1.7 miles
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 50 minutes
Season: Daily, sunrise–sunset
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: princetonnj.gov/parks/herron.html
Local Maps: USGS Rocky Hill
Driving Directions: Directions to Herrontown Woods Arboretum

Recent Trail Reviews

4/25/2018
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Very rough wet trail today. Too hard to hike with younger children, had to turn back. I can’t wait to return when it’s dry.



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May 2018