A multi-use system of marked trails and parking access points on Township open space is being developed as cooperative venture between the Readington Township Open Space Advisory Board and the Readington Recreation Department. This is made possible by funding from various state trail development grants and the work of Readington volunteers.
These trails afford individuals and families the opportunity to experience the beauty of Readington, observe various species of plants and animals in their natural habitats, and enhance health and well being through exercise.
Walking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and other forms of non-motorized access are permitted on the trails from dawn to dusk. When coming in sight of equestrians, hikers should verbally make themselves known while still at a distance, step aside and allow horse and rider to pass. Mountain biking is not prohibited although the trails have not been prepared as bikeways. Mountain bikers must dismount and yield the right of way when nearing a horse and rider, and must yield to pedestrians.
Please note that some portions of the trail system are subject to hunting in season or are adjacent to private property where hunting may occur. During hunting season it is recommended that you wear blaze orange or restrict your walking to Sundays when hunting is not permitted.
The Round Mountain Trail System
Constructed in a series of loops and connecting with Hunterdon County trails, it spans the fields and woods from Dreahook Road and the Village of Stanton to Deer Path Park and the banks of the South Branch Raritan River near Dart's Mill.
The Round Mountain Trail System Map Brochure
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Photo Tour of the Round Mountain Trails
The Cushetunk Mountain Trails and Former Vislocky Farm Open Space
The blue-blazed main trail, constructed in cooperation with Hunterdon County Parks, begins in Readington Township at Pickelll Park and terminates in Clinton Township where it intersects with trails in Hunterdon County’s Cushetunk Mountain Preserve. The full length of the trail from Pickelll Park to the parking area of the Cushetunk Mountain Preserve is approximately four miles.
In Readington the trail traverses a number of fields and woods on the former Vislocky farm, and then ascends Cushetunk Mountain. Spurs to the summit provide outstanding views of Round Valley Reservoir. The Yellow-blazed “Old Dam Loop” trail provides a scenic alternative, passing mysterious stone remains of an old water impoundment. The eight fields of the farm, seemingly marching up the side of the mountain in a double column, provide opportunities for short off-trail walks on their mowed perimeters, and striking views of the mountain.
Access to the Cushetunk Mountain Trail and the Vislocky Farm Open Space is from the parking lot of Pickell Park, after a brief walk past the ball fields.
Cushetunk Mountain Trail Map
The Pleasant Run Greenway
The red-blazed main trail ambles between Summer Road (near Hixson Road) and Pleasant Run Road (near Hoagland Road). It traverses woods, fields, cedar woods and crosses the Pleasant Run and one of its tributaries. Several yellow-blazed loops and spurs provide opportunities for shorter walks and interesting alternative routes for round-trip hikes. The trails are a favorite for equestrians; please be considerate and yield way when encountering a horse and rider. This trail system will connect to a future trail between Summer Road and Lazy Brook Road and also to Summer Road Park.
Pleasant Run Greenway Trail Map Brochure