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Jockey Hollow Cluster
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The Jockey Hollow Cluster of parks and hiking trails includes the site of the nation’s first national historical park where George Washington and 10,000 soldiers spent two winters.
|Trail Uses:||Hiking, Bridle path, X-C skiing|
Trail Conference volunteers maintain trails in this park.
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It was to Jockey Hollow in January 1777 that George Washington brought his troops after their successful campaign against the Hessians at Trenton and the British at Princeton. The natural fortifications of the hills and ready source of supplies gave the army a chance to rest and regroup before the summer's campaign. The troops returned to Jockey Hollow during the winter of 1779-80, during which time 28 storms blasted the area, keeping critical supply routes closed.
Connected by a hiking-only branch of the Patriots' Path, each of these three adjacent parks offer something different:
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Use links above to individual parks within the Jockey Hollow Cluster
|Fees:||Some times and places; check with park|