Beautiful Walkable Princeton: Stony Brook Trail

Part of Stony Brook Trail, near the Hun School in Princeton. (Click to expand.)

Part of Stony Brook Trail, near the Hun School in Princeton. (Click to expand.)

One of the nicest trails in Princeton starts at the parking lot of D&R Greenway Meadows and continues through uninterrupted green space along the Stony Brook and then by the Jasna Polana golf course all the way to Route 206- some 2.3 miles in all. (Click here for a full map). The trail was dedicated in 2010 after 15 years of planning and implementation led by Friends of Princeton Open Space in cooperation with Township engineers. The trail criss-crosses across beautiful waterways on a number of bridges including the wooden one shown above.

From D&R Greenway Meadows to the big bridge over the Stony Brook at the back of the Hun School, the trail is only passable by hikers, and at this time of year the vegetation encroaches on the path. FoPOS provides free wooden ‘walking sticks’ for trail users:

Get your walking stick here! (click to expand.)

Get your walking stick here! (click to expand.)

The section of the trail at the south end, near Route 206, is designed to be accessible to bikes and wheelchairs, but the gravel path has become eroded and the steep hill makes care necessary. It’s well worth a visit, though, whether by itself or as part of a longer hike along Princeton’s trails.

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