Best new trail you've ridden lately.

Discussion in 'Rides, Races and Events' started by roc, Jun 2, 2017.

  1. roc

    roc Active Member

    Location:
    morrristown
    Mine is ancients at high mountain. It is unbelievable. 4.5 miles of singletrack bliss, a great mix of tech, tacky singletrack and great build ups. More technical than the new white at ringwood, but the same kind of uphill flow, meaning, if you have some legs, you can make the whole trail,

    Let's hear what your new favorites are!!!
     
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  2. roc

    roc Active Member

    Location:
    morrristown
    Somebody!
    I want to ride your new favorite trails. Tell me where there are!
     
  3. JimN

    JimN Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Parsippany
    Ancients at High Mountain is awesome! It's hard to compare due to how short it is, but I would say the new trail at Wildcat is pretty awesome. It drops like 300 feet from the Hawk Watch to Beach Glen Trail in a half mile or so:

    https://www.strava.com/segments/14686961
     
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  4. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    Another nice thing about HM Ancients is that it drains very well cuz they are situated at the high point of the park. Many trails could be a swampy mess but ancients would be totally rideable.
     
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  5. mustclime

    mustclime Active Member

    Location:
    Westwood
    Sterling forest/close thread
     
  6. gmb3

    gmb3 Active Member

    Location:
    Madison
    I'll have to second Ancients at HM. Just started riding that park recently and still exploring new trails but Ancients is a great trail. I also can't believe it took me so long to hop on Maprika. Such a cool app.
     
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  7. JimN

    JimN Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Parsippany
    Yeah I definitely need to get up there to check that out.
     
  8. ridgehog

    ridgehog Active Member

    Location:
    Ridgewood
    White at Ringwood, no wait, the orange at Wildcat, no wait, tigers blood at Mahlon, orange at Six Mile, some roller coaster style trail at Hartshorne, that trail at the top Ridge at Sourlands, any trail at Jungle....
     
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  9. Bleeder

    Bleeder Active Member

    Location:
    Awosting, NJ
    Not new but lately I've been enjoying the Wall at Waway.
     
  10. Bleeder

    Bleeder Active Member

    Location:
    Awosting, NJ
    Just wait, new trail is being built as we speak.
     
  11. roc

    roc Active Member

    Location:
    morrristown
    I love that trail.
    I think that's the best trail, near any parking spot, if you park at the circle.
    I haven't Benin there in years. I will go this week.
     
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  12. C8N

    C8N Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    I don't think I've ridden a trail I didn't like, given the conditions were correct. However, my experiences are limited.
    They were all different... but I liked them all. I even like the colored trails at HM.... altho they do suck when wet.

    So I think it would inappropriate, in my case to say what was best because depending on how I feel and my condition, HM red trail might be the best on a particular day.
    I guess I am just a weirdo.
     
  13. bucknejo

    bucknejo Active Member

    Location:
    Allendale
    Anything at HM or JH.
     
  14. FitmanNJ

    FitmanNJ Active Member

    I think we'd be remiss in not saluting the recent trailbuilding that's gone on at Dickerson Mine Preserve and The Nassau Trail. These are smaller venues, but the trailbuilders there have done a terrific job!
     
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  15. roc

    roc Active Member

    Location:
    morrristown
    Agreed, that trail system by Marty's in Randolph is awesome. I had some work done to my bike the other day and asked if there was anywhere to ride and they pointed me in that direction. It was phenomenal.
     
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  16. ReverendNewman

    ReverendNewman Active Member

    Location:
    Brick, NJ
    Rode Mercer. Fun, but small. Still loving Allaire.
     
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  17. slushdog

    slushdog New Member

    Location:
    Wayne
    Like HM because it's in my backyard and I agree with you that it drains superbly. Love Allaire and it's worth the hour and 45 minute drive.
     
  18. Gnick

    Gnick Active Member

    spending some time in williamsburg Virginia this week. ive had the pleasure of riding Freedom Park a few times. its fantastic
     
  19. Jmann

    Jmann Member

    I just got back from Oregon and I can say Bend lives up to the hype. Imagine allaire but on the side of a mountain. Also thought post canyon near hood river was really cool. Rode some trail west of Portland (wilson river trail) and while it was pretty the trail was nothing special. Also got to do the McKenzie river trail. The supposed "number one" trail in the USA. The river is really cool but the trail isn't that special in my opinion. I think I would have been happy hiking the scenic parts of the trail. The lava is technical but in an annoying "don't flat or fall" kind of way. Then the middle has tons of hikers. Then the rest is kind of boring.
     
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  20. Jmann

    Jmann Member

    Next month I get to ride my favorite trail system-allegrippis, and the trails up in the west beekshires. Beebe hill/ccmba is kind of in the middle of nowhere but really dedicated locals built some awesome enduro trails. A friend of mine has a house down the street and found the trails on strava heat map. Couldn't believe I stumbled into some of the best trails I've ridden on the east coast.
     

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