Trenton, NJ

Mercer Meadows

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Mercer Meadows, located eight miles north of Trenton, is one of our favorite places to run in the area. The former farm is now a 1600-acre park, featuring 10+ miles of wonderful trails through meadows and woodland. The surface is a mix of gravel and mowed grass. This PARK MAP shows the numerous trails and distances. The Lawrence Hopewell Trail is the longest trail in the park, at 4.2 miles one-way. A nice ~6 mile  ‘loop’ is to take the Hopewell Trail to Rosedale Lake, and then the Maidenhead Trail back. The paths include Curtis Lake Woods (wooded, 1.4 mile trail).

Note: Grassy trails can be muddy/slippery when wet.

Add-Ons: There are additional trails in the Baldwin State Wildlife Management Area,  just northwest of Mercer Meadows. Access via Kunkel Park.

Essentials
  • Several miles of trails
  • Fairly flat
  • Depends on trail chosen. There are parking areas at the southern and northern ends of the park
  • Southern parking area off Blackwell Rd., and northern parking area at Rosedale Lake

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Essentials
  • Several miles of trails
  • Fairly flat
  • Depends on trail chosen. There are parking areas at the southern and northern ends of the park
  • Southern parking area off Blackwell Rd., and northern parking area at Rosedale Lake