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Northern Stony Brook Greenway
Take US 202/NJ 31 south from Flemington to the jug handle turn for Wertsville Road [County 602] east and proceed 3.3 miles to Rileyvile Road. Turn right and, in just under two miles, turn right again on Mountain Road. The parking area is on the left, 0.6 mile from the intersection.
GPS Coordinates: 40.422604, -74.802565 [29 Mountain Rd, Hopewell, NJ 08525]
A hike of 2.5 miles takes one through woodlands in varying stages of maturity, wetlands, and open meadows.
The Northern Stony Brook trails are a set of three linking loops totaling 2.5 miles. All are easy hikes through a variety of characteristic Sourlands habitats -- through woodlands in varying stages of maturity, wetlands, and open meadows. The main loop [yellow blaze] starts and ends at the Mountain Road parking area.
Use the Web Map link on this site to view a brochure and trail map that also includes other trails within the Sourlands Ecosystem Preserve.
Hikers are asked to remain on trails through this privately held land.
Located along the ridge of Sourland Mountain, this 1,000-acre tract of privately owned land straddles the Hunterdon/Mercer county line. It is the headwaters for Stony Brook, and is protected through easements by the D&R Greenway Land Trust. This regional land conservancy is protecting and preserving land along the Delaware and Raritan Canal and its tributary streams. This Greenway is part of the organization's Sourlands Ecosystem Preserve.