Veer RIGHT to follow BLUE (Summit) along a mowed path. The Copper Hill Trail heads south. The trail leaves the parking area at the tower and follows the power line cut for a bit. This lot is also for Fiddlers Creek Preserve. (Baldpate Mountain was previously known as Kuser Mountain.) 74 Trails. The Pleasant Valley Trail (turquoise blazes) runs a total of about 1.0 mile from the Northwest Loop trail down to Pleasant Valley Road, ending across from Hunter Road. At trail entrances, intersections, and places where there are no trees and the trail might be unclear, there are brown posts with trail markers in the same colors. 10 Trails. Some trails include steep stone steps, which require a moderate degree of balance and caution. The map shows the Pleasant Valley trail is straight and leads to another parking area. Make a left turn onto Valley Road at about 2.75 miles up Pleasant Valley Road, and then go right (almost straight ahead) on Wooden’s Lane to the Howell Living History Farm and its parking. This trail is mostly easy and level with some wide muddy spots if it’s rained a lot. It is managed by the Loon Echo Land Trust. The AT runs over both of Baldpates peaks. At .3 mile, the trail turns sharply left, following an old wood road another .1 mile before reaching a T intersection with the orange-blazed Copper Hill Trail. Hike the Baldpate Mountain Loop. Bald Pate Preserve located in South Bridgton has it all! The Delaware River can be seen on a clear day. The narrow path winds through second-growth forest, at a few spots crossing poorly drained spots sometimes rutted by mountain bikes. /// — Optional: Check out the buildings, and perhaps the visitor center and restrooms will be open. All hiking trails are marked and signed and are maintained by a dedicated group … Rugged. Other acquisitions of land and easements have expanded the preserve, which is managed by Mercer County. There are 5 access points listed on the map, which are described on the park page. The trail offers a number of activity options. https://www.mapquest.com/us/new-jersey/baldpate-mountain-365382852 The Northwest Loop Trail (red blazes) begins near the western-most end of the Ridge Trail, descends steeply to the north for .4 mile, runs east, gradually climbing and sometimes muddy in certain stretches, for .6 mile to an intersection where the Pleasant Valley Trail (turquoise) heads north, and there climbs very steeply to the right for .2 mile to rejoin the Ridge Trail (total 1.2 miles). As the Copper Hill Trail curves north again, it climbs steeply, sometimes through small areas prone to wetness, before rejoining the Ridge Trail (total 1 mile). [BLUE (Creek Spur) leads to a parking lot on Fiddlers Creek Rd]. Most trails involve climbing or descending, sometimes steeply. Shortly, pass the remains of a house’s stone chimney off to the left. This will affect the mileage in the description depending on how much you wander around. The rocky outcrops provide cover for various harmless snakes, but naturalists have also found the rarely seen copperhead snake, whose bite can be harmful. /// Shorter 3.2 mile option: Head back from here, finding the trail around the side of the pond. 41 Trails. If you use a smartphone, try the handy georeferenced PDF map created by Hidden Trenton. Pleasant Valley Road Parking Lot: The well-marked entrance driveway is on the south side of Pleasant Valley Road, 1.2 miles west of Bear Tavern Road. Continue uphill on ORANGE (Copper Hill). Trail Blog: “Baldpate Mountain in August“, Copyright © 2021 | site by OPAQUE DESIGN LLC, njHiking.com | facebook.com/njhiking | twitter.com/njhiking | instagram.com/njhiking | youtube.com/njhiking, Baldpate Mountain – Summit, Ridge, and Honey Hollow. NOTE: The trail segment along the steep hill above Moore’s Creek is on a delicate slope, and should be used only by walkers. Jake Christie photo Yes, summer has truly arrived in Maine. For access to the Ridge Trail, continue up Pleasant Valley Road 4.5 miles from Route 29, to the entrance to a large parking lot on the right. The Kuser Estate buildings become visible off towards the left. 0.4 – Climb steeply up a long series of stone “steps”. 2.5 – Veer RIGHT off of WHITE (Ridge Trail) on to old pavement into an open grassy area. From the pond area return to WHITE (Ridge) at a white farm building. Black bears have been sighted on occasion as well. 6.7 miles. Ted Stiles Preserve at Baldpate Mountain has 12.0 miles of trails. Baldpate Mountain, previously know as Kuser Mountain, was acquired by Mercer County from Trap Rock Industries in 1998. Ruins of a 19th century settlement and scattered farms can be found on or near some of the Baldpate trails. 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