Hiking in Princeton provides energy for the body, pleasure for the senses, serenity for the mind, and fuel for the soul.

Take a few minutes or a full day. Hiking in Princeton is abundant with a multitude options on area trails and parks that allow you to get back to nature.


Black Bridge Nature Trail
½ mile between County Hwy. D and North Farmer St. in the city of Princeton
An old railroad bed rising above lowland habitats and the beautifully preserved Northwestern Railway Bridge, the Black Bridge Nature Trail opens to the breathtaking scenery of the Fox River that it spans over.

Snake Creek Wetlands Trail
3 miles between Swamp Rd. and St. Marie Rd., east of Princeton
View nature in all its richness as you walk an abandoned railroad in the Izaak Walton League of America’s Snake Creek Wetlands. Open all year round.

Rustic Road – between Princeton and Berlin on County Highway D

Sunnyside Wetlands – east of Green Lake, Lake View Rd.

Zobel Memorial County Park, Hwy. 49, north of Green Lake

Mascoutin Valley State Trail – between Berlin and Ripon

Walkush St. Conservancy – Berlin

Green Lake Conference Center, Hwy 23, 6 miles east of Princeton

Hammers Trail – Green Lake

Rogers Memorial State Habitat Preserve County O, south of Markesan

Guskey-Miller Conservancy – Ripon

South Woods Park – Ripon

Ceresco Prairie Conservancy – Ripon