Rutgers Ecological Preserve

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Rutgers Ecological Preserve

The Rutgers University Ecological Preserve (RUEP), previously known as Kilmer Woods, is a nature teaching area owned by Rutgers University. This 370 acre tract of land is part of the Livingston Campus of Rutgers and is located within the towns of Piscataway, Edison, and Highland Park in Middlesex County, New Jersey. It contains a wide variety of plant life and supports a range of wood dwelling creatures.


Gateway Kiosk

In November, 2014, a new gateway kiosk was dedicated to the memory of Charlie Kontos, Jr.[1]


The RUEP is a popular place for hikers and mountain bikers in the central NJ area, especially Rutgers students. It contains challenging terrain that is very close to campus.

Maps of the RUEP[edit]

REUP Panorama
Panoramic photograph of the orange trail in the Rutgers Ecological Preserve as it crosses Buell Brook


  1. ^ "New gateway kiosk dedicated". November 10, 2014. Archived from the original on March 5, 2015.

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Coordinates: 40°31′27″N 74°27′23″W / 40.5241°N 74.4564°W / 40.5241; -74.4564