Iron Hill Park

Newark Delaware Mountain Bike Trails

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Once the site of a large mining operation, Iron Hill Park's334 acres now lie alongside the hustle and bustle of Interstate 95. Many of the old mining pits now offer mountain bikers trails that are laced with roller-coaster hills and BMX jumps. A good example is the Mega-Dip: a 40-foot drop into an old abandoned iron mining pit. This is an excellent short ride. There are many spur trails that connect with the main blaze trails. Feel free to explore these if you want to add riding time. This ride takes a tour around the longer trails in the park. First time visitors can easily get confused with all of the spur trails shooting off from the main trails. But don't worry; it's very hard to get lost in the park. The spur trails either dead-en or eventually lead back to the main trails. Terrain: Mostly tight singletrack and wide doubletrack trails, with some short, rocky sections. Some wild BMX-type sections are off the main trails.
Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area

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Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area

by Bob D'Antonio (Falcon Publishing)

Once the site of a large mining operation, Iron Hill Park's334 acres now lie alongside the hustle and bustle of Interstate 95. Many of the old mining pits now offer mountain bikers trails that are laced with roller-coaster hills and BMX jumps. A good example is the Mega-Dip: a 40-foot drop into an old abandoned iron mining pit. This is an excellent short ride. There are many spur trails that connect with the main blaze trails. Feel free to explore these if you want to add riding time. This ride takes a tour around the longer trails in the park. First time visitors can easily get confused with all of the spur trails shooting off from the main trails. But don't worry; it's very hard to get lost in the park. The spur trails either dead-en or eventually lead back to the main trails. Terrain: Mostly tight singletrack and wide doubletrack trails, with some short, rocky sections. Some wild BMX-type sections are off the main trails.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Newark
Length: 15
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Season: Year-round
Local Contacts: New Castle County Parks, 302-395-5720
Local Maps: USGS Newark West, DE-PA-MD.
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Recent Trail Reviews

12/8/2009

Excellent mountain biking, the only drawback is there needs to be more people on this trail! I ran into large spider webs the whole way down.

7/8/2007

Mount em up cowboys and get your adrenaline going crazy with the steepest drops and grinding uphill climbs in Delaware. Don't get too freaked out by the unfortunate trolling in the parking lot, and have a blast ! Watch out for The Experience and Big Brisk - they yield to no man !

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