QUICK TRAIL FACTS
- Preserve Size: 270 acres
- Trail Mileage: ~ 6 miles of walking/biking trails, ~5 miles of x-c ski trails
- Pets: yes
- Difficulty: easy
- Sights: woods, fields
This is a lovely place to ski, with several miles of rolling groomed trails. (There are additional snowshoeing/mountain biking trails, too. I’ll add these later.) These “rolls” include quite a few steep hills. Make sure to ski in the right direction on the one-way trails because I imagine people ski fast here. In total, this city park has 270 acres.
My one wish is that the city would put up more trail maps at intersections. I found it very easy to get turned around in the woods because one trail can very much look like another!
Directions: In the winter, the best place to park is off at the top of the long driveway, or Tall Pines Way according to my Google map. Turn onto Tall Pines Way from Bond Brook Road. You’ll see a big sign for the park. Then drive almost one mile to the top of the hill, where there is parking, an open meadow area, and a trail kiosk. (The other place you might be able to park (not in the winter) is in the Mt. Hope Cemetery, where there is a small lot at the far end. I assume this is kosher because there is a parking place, but I’m also not 100 percent sure.)