2.1 miles
Distance
251 ft
Climb
-158 ft
Descent
00:16:27
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Ridge Trail Details

  • Activities
    • Mountain Bike
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain
    Hopewell Township, New Jersey
  • AKA
    White Trail
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Mixed
  • Bike Type
    AM, XC
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Blue
  • Physical Rating
    Easy
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • Global Ranking
    #147404 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    65 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 65 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Land Owner
    Mercer County

The Ridge Trail (white blazes) runs from Pleasant Valley Road at the eastern end of Baldpate about two miles to an open meadow near the western end (picnic tables there), and then about .2 mile further, curving down to the driveway below the former Kuser Estate house, now renovated as a visitor center. This wide trail follows an old wood road, which has in most places narrowed to a footpath, and has the gentlest grades of all the trails, with moderate ups and downs. There are wonderful views from the open meadow of the Delaware River to the south, and of the Philadelphia skyline when the air is clear. At about midpoint along the Ridge Trail, the route passes a complex of old farm buildings with a pond nestled below the house. This is a charming spot for a rest, a snack, and listening to the breeze in the trees.

Local Trail Association
Traditionally Indigenous Territory
More Stats for Ridge Trail multi-use trail trail
  • Altitude change
    93 ft
  • Altitude min
    370 ft
  • Altitude max
    478 ft
  • Altitude start
    370 ft
  • Altitude end
    463 ft
  • Grade
    0.852%
  • Grade max
    -10.715%
  • Grade min
    15.125%
  • Distance climb
    1 mile
  • Distance down
    3,302 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,247 ft
  • Avg time
    00:16:27
  • Avg reverse time
    00:22:00
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      Ridge Trail Trail Reports

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      Feb 28, 2023 @ 5:09pm
      Feb 28, 2023
      Good riding today, wet down in low but surprisingly good dirt for most of the mountain.
      Dec 19, 2022 @ 6:08pm
      Dec 19, 2022
      Good riding, wet in the usual spots
      Jul 27, 2022 @ 4:51pm
      Jul 27, 2022
      Very dry conditions, even where it's always wet. Watch out for ticks. Overgrowth on many of the non-road trails to the point of bushwhacking....
      Nov 17, 2020 @ 11:19am
      Nov 17, 2020
      Some downed trees and lots of wet leaves - but manageable.
      Sep 6, 2020 @ 11:31am
      Sep 6, 2020
      Fallen tree blocking trail
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