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Favorite Mountain Bike Trails


Kittatinny Valley State Park

Kittatinny has something for every level rider:  steep climbs; fast, twisty descents; technical sections; scenic trails along the lake; as well as some flat, open paths and the Sussex Branch Trail.  There's something here to challenge every rider and keep it interesting.

Check out this trail map from the NJ DEP's Division of Parks and Forestry. 

Directions to the Park: 

From Interstate 80, take Route 206 North (Exit 25) approximately 15 minutes (through Byram and Andover).  Turn right (east) onto Goodale Road; a few minutes down the road the parking lot will be on your right.  Have fun!


Deer Park

Located off of Route 517 in Hackettstown, Deer Park is less technical than most of the trails in the area.  It's got some good climbs, though, so you'll still be working, and will get some breathtaking views of Deer Park Pond.  It's a fun place to ride and a good place to get your feet wet if you're relatively new to mountain biking or just want a ride that's not so technical and lets your mind wander a bit.

Trail maps are available on the board at the first parking lot; here is a copy of JORBA's trail map.

Directions to the Park:

Take Interstate 80 to Route 517 South (Exit 19), about three miles down Route 517, turn left (east) onto Deer Park Road.  A couple miles in you will come to the first parking lot, the second lot is a bit farther on.


Stephens' State Park

Stephens' State Park is also in Hackettstown but offers a very different riding experience from Deer Park.  It is more technical with some challenging climbs and stream crossings.  It's all around a great place to ride and sure to get your quads and lungs burning.

Yet another awesome trail map from JORBA.

Directions to the Park:

You can get to Stephens from Hackettstown:  From I-80, take Route 517 South (Exit 19) to Bilby Road (left turn).  Take Bilby to the end and turn left (east) onto Waterloo Road.  The Park entrance is on the south side of the street.

Or you can get there from Netcong/Stanhope:  Route 206 North (exit 25 off of I-80), left onto Waterloo Road, and Stephens' State Park is several miles down Waterloo on the left (south) side of the street.


Allamuchy Mountain State Park

Allamuchy North is sure to challenge even the most avid of mountain bikers.  It has over 40 miles of trails between Route 206 in Stanhope and Route 517 in Hackettstown.  Find JORBA's trail maps here.

Directions to the Park: 

Route 206 North (exit 25 off of I-80), left onto Waterloo Road, and the Waterloo Parking Lot is on the right at the intersection of Continental and Waterloo Road.  Parking is also available at Cranberry Lake on 206 or in the Tranquility Lot on 517.