Working in collaboration with the town’s Open Space Committee, Trails Around Princeton (TAP) provides public access to extensive trails ranging in scope from easy to moderate to those more challenging for experienced hikers.
• Discover our many Trail Areas located in the area (see table and map below)
• Learn more about popular Recommended Hikes
• Participate in one of our ongoing group and family guided hikes at Princeton Hikes!
Find out more information on the Trail Areas around Princeton by selecting trails areas from the table below. At the bottom of the page, an Interactive Map shows the trailhead location for hiking areas in the region. Detail trail descriptions and maps for each hiking area can be accessed in the hyperlinks provided. A second interactive PDF map/Poster showing the trail courses (36x48") is also available here.
There are also many informal trails in Princeton which are not listed below, but are left to be explored.
We ask hikers and riders to act appropriately while using the trails. Respect the quiet of the woods, leave no trace, stay on-trail. Also, hike safely! Always wear hunter orange in the fall and dress warmly and bring microspikes in the winter.
* Best map is included in the trail area writeup. Click the link to the left.
The Interactive Map shown below can be zoomed in or out to reveal the names of the areas. A short description of each area can be accessed by clicking on the icon. More information can be found, including links to maps (where available) by opening the details hyperlink. Generally there is parking at the locations shown in the interactive map. Documentation on guided hikes presents several options for medium length loop hikes in the area.
We welcome your suggestions! Please direct feedback via email.