TROLLEY LINE TRAIL:
WEST WINDSOR COMMUNITY PARK TRAILS:
WEST WINDSOR, NEW JERSEY
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Last Updated: August 20, 2019
Length: Trolley Line Trail; 2.6 miles
West Windsor Park West Loop; 1.1 miles
West Windsor Park East Loop; 0.7 miles
Difficulty: Easy. Flat paved rail trail.
To Start from West Windsor Community Park; From I-295 take exit 67 to Route 1 north. Take the first exit to Grovers Mill Rd. Cross Quakerbridge Rd and continue on Clarksville Rd for 4.6 miles. Turn right on Princeton-Hightstown Rd. The parks entrance will be on your left. Enter the park along Bernt Midland Blvd, pass by the large main parking lot on your right and take your next left to another parking lot. You can connect to all three trails from here.
The Trolley Line Trail follows the rail bed of the former Fast Line Electric Trolley that connected Trenton and New Brunswick. The trail passes through West Windsor Community Park where you can access two Loop Trails through the park; West Windsor Park West Loop and West Windsor Park West Loop. There are no parking areas on either end of the Trolley Line Trail so you'll need to start from West Windsor Community Park.
Note; The Trolley Line Trail is currently closed during power line construction and is scheduled to reopen in the Summer of 2020.
Starting from Penn Lyle Road (Southern End of Trolley Line Trail); The paved Trolley Line Trail travels northeast following an open transmission corridor. After 3 road crossings cross S Mill Rd at 1.3 miles where the trail veers into some woods alongside the power line. Come to Princeton Hightstown Rd and travel right to a cross-light that takes you over to West Windsor Park at 1.7 miles. Briefly follow a sidewalk into the park, then head left along the paved trail. Travel through the ball fields to a playground and continue right. This will bring you to the West Windsor Community Park parking lot on your left and an intersection.
Note; The West Windsor Park West Loop starts here straight ahead. This paved trail crosses the power lines and travels around a ball field. Keep straight at the intersection past more parking lots. Pass by the tennis courts and bear right at the next intersection. This takes you around the sports fields. Continue straight at the next intersection and you'll come to the Trolley Line Trail, head right and you'll return to the West Windsor Community Park parking lot for a 1.1 mile Loop.
Continue right out and across Bernt Midland Blvd (Park road) to another intersection. Map Board.
Note; The East Windsor Park West Loop starts here on your right. This paved trail travels past sports fields and the Skate Park before coming to a basketball court. Continue straight past a Dog Park where you enter some woods. You loop through the woods out to the basketball courts. Skirt the courts and return to the trail. Head right to complete a Loop of 0.7 miles.
Continuing straight you travel past a small parking lot, cross the power lines and continue right along the open transmission corridor. Pass by another intersection at 2 miles.
Note; The West Windsor Park West Loop connects here.
Continue straight and you'll cross over Bear Brook via an old RR bridge. Come to Rabbit Hill Rd after 2.6 miles.
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