A friend of mine recently posted a picture on Facebook of a hike he did at a local park that I’d never been to. So, naturally; I had to check it out for myself. For hike 16 I headed over to Mountain Lakes Park in Princeton, NJ.
Hike 16 stats:
Date: April 30, 2016
Weather: 55°F, partly cloudy
Trails Hiked: Stuart-Coventy View Trail (red), James Sayen Trail (green), Pettoranello-Brookside Trail (white)
Distance: 2.51 miles
Total Ascent: 124′
Highest Elevation: 172′
Highlights: Mountain Lakes Preserve, boardwalks, bridges
I parked in the large lot on Mountain Road and started on the red marked Stuart-Coventry View Trail with intentions of hiking the entire trail system in this park. Unfortunately, before reaching Devil’s Cave I started to not feel so great, and it was necessary to abandon the plan and turn back. I retraced my steps, then took the red trail along the border of the property, and followed the boardwalks back. I did a quick loop around the pond by the parking lot to extend the hike a bit before calling it a day.I’m kind of bummed that I had to abort the mission, but am already planning my return route to conquer the rest of this park!
3 thoughts on “Hike 16: Mountain Lakes Park”
Coming in late – are you doing a hike challenge or just generally counting your hikes?
I’m attempting to complete the 52 Hike Challenge… 52 hikes in one year. I started the day after thanksgiving (I’m a little behind) lol
Nice! Haha don’t worry I signed up in December and my next hike is #10 – trailing you!
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