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.
A reservation near Princeton with two unmarked hiking trails
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.
This 100-acre reservation near Princeton is owned by Princeton. It is a mix of dry hardwood forest and wetland, with an understory of shrubs, ferns, and wildflowers.
From the Park’s web site:
- “Woodfield Reservation is an irregularly shaped tract of almost 100 acres. It is a prime illustration of undisturbed land of Princeton Ridge, which has been called an "island of forest" in a "sea of suburban and agricultural development." The Reservation is covered with a mature forest and has many fairly steep slopes, making it suitable for vigorous walkers. Two of the most interesting features of Woodfield are Council Rock, which overlooks a large, heavily bouldered basin, and Tent Rock, a massive boulder.”