Best new trail you've ridden lately.

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

  1. Kaleidopete

    Kaleidopete Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Moe Mountain
    Last Sunday I rode 15 miles on the Wildwood Beach, no trail. Just a VERY wide beach. No, it's not boring.
    The sands go from very soft and fluffy to hard packed, depending where you ride. The ocean comes up and
    makes rivers and pools to navigate. You can ride right down into the surf on all the crunchy shells just washed up.
    Some of those small rivers are only inches deep, and some are two feet deep. It was fun figuring them out. I said it's
    not boring because I've never done it before. I'm sure it would become boring if that was all I had though. Pretty
    cool to have all this wide open spaces to ride.
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  2. Zaskar

    Zaskar Well-Known Member

    Location:
    West Essex
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  3. Firulay1

    Firulay1 New Member

    Location:
    West Orange
    I will like to try it, can you give some reference to the trail, like Parking lot or something to get there
     
  4. roc

    roc Active Member

    Location:
    morrristown
    I always park at the circle on Resevoir dr in Franklin Lakes. Follow the trailhead closest to winding hollow. Go uphill on the double track/fire road. At the fork bear left down the hill. As you start to go uphill again look for another right at a fire road, there will be a single track to the left. Follow the single track for 4.5 miles.
    It's about about a 3-5 min ride to the single track.
     
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  5. gmb3

    gmb3 Active Member

    Location:
    Madison
    Ju
    Just download the Maprika App on your phone for High Mountain. It's so freaking accurate. The circle on Resevoir Dr is the place to park.
     
  6. domo

    domo Well-Known Member

    Location:
    wanaque
    any parking spots in wayne? by the school? or is the circle on Resevoir dr in Franklin Lakes the only/best spot to start and end?
     
  7. ReggieHammond

    ReggieHammond Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Allamuchy
    @jdgang
     
  8. JimN

    JimN Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Parsippany
    You can park at the red trail lot on the WPU campus (40.952075, -74.200375), or at the end of Sanderling Rd by the water tower (40.958671, -74.203338). We used to park in the campus lot all the time, but most people feel that the Reservoir Dr circle parking makes a lot more sense now with the current flow of the park.
     
  9. xc62701

    xc62701 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Denville
    How is the gravity trail in Waway? That's the next new one I have to explore. I saw it a couple weeks back and haven't had a chance to ride it yet.
     
  10. JimN

    JimN Well-Known Member Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Parsippany
    It's excellent!
     
  11. Magpi

    Magpi New Member

    Location:
    Northern NJ
    I was just in Oregon and I rode Sandy Ridge which is on the western side of Mt Hood and it was a blast! It was made for mountain biking and with tools at the trail head! They have technical rock gardens, fast flows and a bit of everything. I like the 3+ mile climb up to the top is a paved forest road. Lots of options to ride from the top.
    Last year I did McKenzie River and I agree with you. Way too much sharp lava rock and crowds. I think it is number one for the views. Most waterfalls in the area are a pain to get and don't allow any bikes.
     
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  12. xc62701

    xc62701 Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Denville
    I got to ride gravity today and it didn't disappoint. I rode it clockwise and see that most of the rollers are counterclockwise and it was still a blast. What cool rockwork and just nice trail! It was a bit wet and slippery today but I'll be back to hit it again sometime soon in the other direction. Word to the wise though, towards the end there is a bees best in one of the rock gardens. Good luck ;)
     
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  13. gingertooth

    gingertooth Active Member

    Location:
    West milford, nj
    Sterling forest no doubt. Fern blooming is off the hook too
     
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  14. ktmrider

    ktmrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Golden , Co
    Rode the Dakota Ridge Trail and it was awesome . This weekend I am heading to Crested Butte , should be a nice time
     
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  15. gtluke

    gtluke The Moped Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Two Bridges
    Dr. Park! one of my favorite trails of all time. Do it!
     
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  16. ktmrider

    ktmrider Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Golden , Co
    That's where I'm a heading
     
  17. RSAmerica

    RSAmerica Well-Known Member

    Location:
    NJ
    Kingdom Trails: Bear Back
     
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  18. UtahJoe

    UtahJoe Team Workhorse Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Rockaway
    Agree...New/local...Really like the work they did up there. Cant wait to check out the connector.
     
  19. UtahJoe

    UtahJoe Team Workhorse Team MTBNJ Halter's

    Location:
    Rockaway
    Also, @Jason and company have been doing great stuff at Dickerson Mine.
     
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