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.