Lots of hills, mountains and fast downhills. Rated 5.0 /5 based on 3 customer reviews 5.0 1.25 miles - Loop Trail Save Add Review Get Directions Add Photo. This trail follows routes similar to others in All Trails but starts at the parking area off of Church Road in Hopewell Township. Bring sting relief. Consider this: the Abol Trail gains 3,982 feet in elevation over the shortest route. At the summit there were good views to the northwest and towards East Peak. I had to turn around on the back end. Really a fun trail to hike or trail run. Nice trail. Please do not take dogs on the blue trail. Will do it again. There are great views of the Delaware River to the south, historic farmland to the north, and on clear days the Philadelphia skyline to the southwest. Not a lot of scenery except one decent look at the Delaware. First time hiking at Baldpate Mountain. Baldpate Mountain-West Peak (3662 ft/1116 m) Latitude/Longitude (WGS84) 44° 36' 33'' N, 70° 53' 32'' W 44.609287, -70.892316 (Dec Deg) 349846 E 4941290 N, Zone 19 (UTM) Hike the Baldpate Mountain Loop. Great trail. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. In 2010, the Mercer County Parks folks opened up a new trail (dubbed the “Switchback Trail” on the latest trail map) in the Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain, which enables the most aerobic walk in the area. A walk to the grassy summit of Baldpate, the highest point in Mercer County, offers a spectacular view of the Delaware River and … The plan was to do a really long trail elsewhere but the heat changed that and we ended up here. The trails are relatively primitive, but the network has been improving over the years. Beautiful nature preserve with a variety of trails, a pond, a creek, and old abandoned farm buildings. The first one on Fiddlers Creek Road is one of the best and in the parking lot is a kiosk showing the other lot and all of the trails. Fiddler's Creek runs slightly to the south and east of the site. Great workout. Grafton Notch State Park: Hike Baldpate Mountain - See 197 traveler reviews, 152 candid photos, and great deals for Bethel, ME, at Tripadvisor. Ruins of a 19th century settlement and scattered farms can be found on or near some of the Baldpate trails. Lots of steps. We took a right and followed the AT up to West Peak of Baldpate Mountain. Baldpate Mountain via Appalachian Trail is a 8.3 mile out and back trail located near Newry, Maine that offers the chance to see wildlife and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. This trail follows routes similar to others in All Trails but starts at the parking area off of Church Road in Hopewell Township. Good woods. The Bald Pate Mountain main parking area is located at the crest of the hill, on the left side of the road, just past Five Fields Farm apple orchard and cross country ski area. Total ass burner! Great Vista. Some sections of trail may be wet and muddy. This mountain bike primary trail. This trail can additionally be accessed via Town Farm Road from the east. Going towards the left from parking lot has ideal views, I ended there and it was a pretty view to end on! 100-Mile Wilderness Acadia National Park Appalachian Trail Baldpate Bar Harbor Baxter State Park Bemis Mountain Bigelow Mountain Bondcliff & the Bonds Cadillac Mountain Cannon Mountain Carlo Col Carter Dome Crawford Notch Crocker Mountain Franconia Notch Goose Eye Mountain Grafton Notch State Park Katahdin Mahoosuc Range Monson Mt. Was like walking through the cover of Black Sabbath’s first album. There is a $3.00 fee for Maine residents and a $4.00 fee for non residents. This is an easy downhill run with some uphill. yes, baldpate mountain and the surrounding area is unique. Trails are quite narrow (medium sized dogs can block the entire trail) for long stretches so not great for distancing, and you can get stuck at the pace of the slowest walkers ahead of you. Easy. When the junction for Route 35 appears, bear left onto it. The Kuser family sold the property to Trap Rock in 1986. Un-Marked Trail Baldpate Mountain The best & most popular mountain biking trails in Baldpate Mountain. Worth doing but not the most exciting trail. The mountain is mostly wooded with some former pasture areas that allow excellent views of the Delaware River valley below. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. To access the Micah Trail, continue south on ME Route 107 for 0.9 miles and turn left on to Moose Cove Lodge Road. Really solid 7 mile hike but If you follow the trail, you will not see the summit. It was founded sometime in the late 1960's, and closed officially in 1998, though it was last skied in the first few months of 1997. Proceed through the traffic light for about another 2 miles. NOTE: Park is closed for hiking Wed-Sat during winter for firearm hunting. Beautiful summit and views! the Blue trail out the parking area is very rocky, not fun with wet leaves. For complete hike details check out our main Baldpate Mountain – Ted Stiles Preserve page.. Shout out to Mo and Nasim, they know what I mean. This is a video of my day hike on the Appalachian Trail's Baldpate Mountain. Do not take the turn onto the paved road with the toll arms, but instead go a little further around the bend to a left turn onto a gravel / dirt road. Its mature woodlands, wetlands, and open meadows harbor a rich variety of native trees and shrubs and a diverse bird population. Copper Hill Trail and Baldplate Mountain Loop is a 1.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Titusville, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. Nice long hike, pretty crowded at the leg near the trail head. About Baldpate Mountain Baldpate Mountain, previously know as Kuser Mountain, was acquired by Mercer County from Trap Rock Industries in 1998. Baldpate Mountain, once known as Kuser Mountain, was previously owned by the Kuser family. Baldpate Mountain is a relatively new park located on the highest point in Mercer County. Baldpate Mountain via Appalachian Trail est un sentier aller-retour de 8.3 miles situé près de Newry, Maine. There is a short field section where you'd be trespassing. Hills sooooo many hills. There are five entrance points to the preservetwo from Fiddlers Creek Road, two from Pleasant Valley Road, and one from Church Road. On average it takes 15 minutes to complete this trail. Extremely muddy at the bottom section where I started. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching. Good trails. https://mercercountyparks.org/#!/parks/baldpate-mountain. Little muddy from recent rains. I have all trails pro n downloaded map which took out any of the confusion. Kuser and Copper Hill Trails Loop is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Titusville, New Jersey that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. Great trail. The mountain, part of the volcanic Sourland Mountain Ridge, is the highest point in Mercer County. I was disappointed that the summit was not included in the hike. Best view in this area at the meadow up top. No description for Un-Marked Trail Baldpate Mountain trail has been added yet! Upper section much more enjoyable. Some trails include steep stone steps, which require a moderate degree of caution. Stay on 302 through North Windham, past Sebago lake. Follow route 29 north along the New Jersey side of the Delaware River until you come to Washington's Crossing State Park. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. Improved it by taking Copper Hill uphill instead of downhill (it’s steep and rocky, more enjoyable as an uphill). Submit one here. Currently, this land seems to be open to the public as a natural area. Getting There Get off interstate 95 northbound onto Route 302 just outside of westbrook. Definitely take a map there's a lot of criss-crossing of trails and it can get confusing. Trails may also be closed due to bees/yellow jackets. le on a Sunday. nice easy Trail for a couple of hours a day hike. Added by Tyler Cranden. Length … The trail offers a number of activity options. Ascending 425 vertical feet in around 6/10 of a mile, it achieves the greatest vertical gain of any trail in Mercer County, and the steepest average gradient. Trail is also very narrow in most areas with barely room for someone to pass by you without you stopping and letting them by. None of the trails are paved. The trail offers a number of activity options. The turn is on your right, go another .3 miles and look for a turn on the left. Baldpate Mountain is part of the largest continuously forested area in central New Jersey, the Sourlands Region, stretching across Mercer, Somerset, and Hunterdon Counties. Super muddy, I would definitely recommend proper hiking boots. If the loop feels to long u can definitely break it apart. walked all the blue and white trails, nice walk but neither offers views. Moore's Creek runs along the northern edge of the site and flows into the Delaware River at the site?s western border. Super nice spot I reccomend highly. Not much of a summit on west peak. Belle Mountain was a small, community type of ski area that operated in Mercer County. They can get hurt. Starts with a relatively steep, approx 1/2 mile climb to the top where we followed the White Ridge Trail to the Red NE Loop Trail for a counter clockwise loop and descent to the car. Length 3.3 miElevation gain 820 ftRoute type Loop Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain is a 7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Titusville, New Jersey that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. Grafton Notch State Park is a great park for hiking, picnics, and beautiful views. I did miss the right hand turn on to the AT from Table Rock. Most of this trail was fairly mellow except for a steep section shortly before West Peak's summit. The Ted Stiles Preserve stretches across almost 1,800 acres of a ridge running roughly east-west, between Fiddlers Creek Road to the south and Pleasant Valley Road to the north. Baldpate Mountain (5.8-7.6 Most of the trail was wet and some areas were impassable due to the depth and width of the mud. Washington crossing/ Baldplate mountain ride Titusville, NJ. Le sentier offre plusieurs activités. Trying to find an “easy” way to hike Mt. In 1986 the property was sold to Trap Rock Industries, who planned to expand the quarry that already existed on Route 29. It had been over 2 years since we first checked it out (“Baldpate Mountain in August“) and we were looking for something under an hour away. Park ranger is going to mark trails better. Baldpate Mountain offers some of the most extensive and rugged walking in Mercer County. It has some of the best hill hiking in Mercer County. Steep stone staircase, nice meadow. At the beginning there are more people and some rock “stairs”, great view along the white trail, red trail is less crowded and more muddy. Katahdin is like panning for gold in a swimming pool. Bald Pate Mountain Trail is a 3.3 mile loop trail located near Bridgton, Maine that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. 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