Woodfield Reservation

Park Overview:

A reservation near Princeton with two unmarked hiking trails: see Council Rock and Tent Rock

Trail Uses:Hiking
Dogs:Dogs on leash
Trail Miles:
Park Acreage:107 acres
Park Description:

This 100-acre reservation near Princeton is owned by Princeton Township.  It is a mix of dry hardwood forest and wetland, with an understory of shrubs, ferns, and wildflowers.  For additional information click on the webpage in Contact Information below and follow the link to the reservation's webpage.

Trails Overview:

Two unmarked hiking trails cross small streams to Council Rock, which overlooks a boulder basin, including Tent Rock.  These boulders are the result of weathering and erosion, and were not deposited by glaciers [which did not extend this far south].  The reservation has many fairly steep slopes, making it suitable for vigorous hikes.


From the junction of US 206 and NJ 27 in Princeton, go south on US 206 and turn right at the traffic light at Elm Street.  At 0.6 mile, the name changes to The Great Road.  Bear left at the Y junction onto Old Great Road.  The parking area, with a trail map, is across from the Tenacre Foundation.  A gravel drive leads to the parking area.

Contact Information:Princeton Township
Region:Central Jersey