Hike Baldpate Mtn, Titusville, NJ

Lets hike (or drive) up Baldpate Mountain, starting at the Fiddlers Creek Road, Titusville, NJ park entrance. We did this hike last spring and the views, scenery are worth it. This is a moderate to strenuous hike up the hill with some rock steps. We will hike to the small pond on top and then walk left along the ridge and end up at the meadow picnic tables. Bring water and I suggest a small pack to carry a jacket. Bring lunch or snacks if you like, the top has great views and sun to enjoy while sitting on the picnic tables. There is often fallen trees across the trail in early spring which means hikers need to go around or over them so the trail is always changing shape. For those that are not up for hiking the hill, there is a paved access road to the top. This access road is right next to the park parking lot on Fiddlers Creek Road. After driving to the top, the meadow/picnic tables we plan to rest at are a few hundred yards above the access road parking area. There are also trails along the top. The Fiddlers Creek Park entrance is very easy to get to, but keep in mind there are three other park entrances on three different roads (River Rd, Church Rd, Pleasant Valley) that your GPS may try to take you to. Directions: Get on River Road (Route 29) going North from 95/Washington Crossing Bridge, or South from Lambertville. Going North on River Road from 95/Wash Cross Bridge, pass Wash Cross intersection on River Road, go straight through Church Road (in Titusville) intersection light. After passing a small gas station on River Road it becomes nothing but woods and the canal is visible on the left. Fiddlers Creek Road is on the right off River Road, about 1-2 miles above the Church Road intersection. For hikers: the unpaved parking lot entrance is less than a quarter mile from River Road, on the left off Fiddlers Creek. Drivers: The paved access road that goes to the top is on the left just before the parking lot entrance on Fiddlers Creek. Hikers, lets meet at the unpaved parking lot at 12 noon. Drivers, you have more time to meet us at the top. If you drive up alone, this is a popular, well used and therefore safe park on top.

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  • Kim

    Fun hike with nice people - couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day, mud and all : )

    1 · April 13, 2014

  • Tiffany

    We'll be at picnic tables in 10 min

    1 · April 12, 2014

    • Elisabeth

      Thanks Kim and Tiffiny. Didn't see this before heading back.

      April 12, 2014

  • Ed

    Great hike all! Apryl, sorry we missed you. Elizabeth, while you were on top I think we were doing the back loop.
    Sorry we didn't wait longer, by 12:15 the group had stopped their meet and greet conversations and looked like they wanted to get started so I felt I should start the hike.

    If anyone wants to hike there again, say earlier in the day, give me a date and time and I'll post it even if I don't go on the hike. Or I can make you a co-organizer.
    Ed

    April 12, 2014

    • Elisabeth

      No worries. Hadn't expected anyone to wait. Figured I would catch you all at the top or something. You had posted in the comments that the hike would be an hour, so I didn't think you would continue and take the Ridge trail. Guess I was wrong on that count. Next time!

      April 12, 2014

  • Tiffany

    Great meeting everyone.

    April 12, 2014

  • marty c.

    Loved the hike. Looking foward to the next one.

    April 12, 2014

  • Apryl

    Is the hike over?

    April 12, 2014

    • Apryl

      i'm so sorry i wasn't able to make it today...

      April 12, 2014

  • Elisabeth

    I've hiked all over the top and passed by the picnic area and Nature Center without seeing anyone in the group, just other random hikers. Taking the blue trail back to the Fiddlers Creek parking lot. Hope you had a great hike. I did although it was a bummer not to run into any of you.

    April 12, 2014

    • Kim

      Hi We are almost finished the hike - be at picnic area in about 5-10 mins

      1 · April 12, 2014

  • Ed

    The parking lot will probably be full on such a nice day, but I'm sure we can find each other there. I suggest a hat for the sunny top and plenty of water. Apryl, We can hang in parking lot for a little while after noon. Or if you were much later you could drive to the top and meet us at the picnic tables in the top meadow.

    April 12, 2014

    • Apryl

      ok i can drive up to the meadow then or catch up... don't want you guys to wait, thank you!

      April 12, 2014

  • Elisabeth

    On my way but running late. :(

    April 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Friends mother in hospital....she needs a bit of help today, so I'll have to go hiking another day

    April 12, 2014

  • Apryl

    Hello .. if I came a little after noon would that be alright? Thank you

    April 12, 2014

  • Robyn

    My four year old daughter and I will hang out at the top and hopefully connect with the rest of the group when you get there.

    April 10, 2014

    • Robyn

      Something came up this morning...we won't be able to make it.

      April 12, 2014

  • Ed

    Don't see my replys below so:
    Tiffany: Dogs are allowed in this park, so yes, just bring doggie bags.

    Kim: Hike is about 3 miles round trip, 1 hour, if you didn't stop. There is a steep back loop which adds another 1.5 miles for those that want more of a workout.

    2 · April 7, 2014

    • Tiffany

      Thanks Ed! We'll be there!

      April 10, 2014

  • Ed

    I plan to do the hike if its overcast, drizzling or wet, as long as its not a steady rain. Of course, if you don't like the weather you can opt out.

    April 7, 2014

  • Tiffany

    New to this area and this sounds like a great excursion! Are dogs allowed?

    April 7, 2014

    • marty c.

      Hi Tiffiny! Long time no see.

      1 · April 7, 2014

  • Kim

    Hi - any estimate on the number of miles?

    April 6, 2014

  • Tom

    Doing a stream cleanup for Earth Day instead. cya next time!

    April 6, 2014

  • Diane C.

    Hi! Looking forward to the next get together- I have some plans and will have to miss this one:(. Have a great hike!! :)

    April 6, 2014

  • Ed

    You could make it up and down the hill within an hour, if need be, but I imagine the group being down the hill around 2:00 or 230 PM.

    March 31, 2014

  • Marie Inferrera H.

    noon to approximately what time?

    March 31, 2014

  • Ann

    Unfortunately have to work that Sat. but enjoy!

    March 31, 2014

  • Ed

    Satnam, If I remember, you did the Baldpate hike last year, right? Didn't we walk down the paved part talking about the challenges of changing careers? I like to bike as well, I'll organize a canal bike event soon.

    March 30, 2014

  • Satnam B.

    Sorry Cno not make it but looking forward to the next event, prefer biking. Thanks

    March 30, 2014

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