Best Mountain Biking in New Jersey

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in New Jersey. Use this list to plan your next New Jersey mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Allamuchy Mountain State Park


Allamuchy State Park, with its 12 miles of forest roads and singletrack, is a place worth seeking out. Riding is a mixed bag, including everything from easy cruising on well-graded forest roads to cha…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Hackettstown, NJ - Mountain Biking - 12 miles Best Trail in nj - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Delaware & Raritan Canal


Transportation from an earlier time is the theme of this ride. NJ TRANSIT'S Northeast Corridor Rail Line serves as a shuttle to the start point. In recent years bike transportation advocates have been…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Princeton, NJ - Mountain Biking - 30 miles Best Trail in nj - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Wharton State Forest


Wharton State Forest's 110,000 acres form the largest single tract of land in the New Jersey State Park System, but Wharton is part of a much larger system, one that stretches over one million acres i…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Hammonton, NJ - Mountain Biking - 11.9 miles
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#4. Round Valley Recreation Area


Round Valley is very popular with mountain bikers in northern New jersey, due to closures at the Watcung and South Mountain reservations. The staff at the park office are extremely pleasant and more t…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Clinton, NJ - Mountain Biking - 10.4 miles
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#5. Brendan T. Byrne State Forest


Lebanon State Forest once supported one of the largest stands of Atlantic white cedar on the East Coast, and then in stepped Lebanon Glass Works. Production at the glass works began in 1851 and proved…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Medford, NJ - Mountain Biking - 11 miles
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#6. The Labyrinth


There’s a whole day’s worth of cruising in the labyrinth of interconnecting trails in the 4,000-acre Ringwood State Park. With any spare time consider a tour of the historic Tudor mansions of Ringwood…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Ringwood, NJ - Mountain Biking - 8 miles
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#7. High Point State Park


This dated north-south forest road trail rests along the crest of the Kittatinny Mountains located in Sussex County in the northwest corner of New Jersey. It passes through a very scenic forest packed…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Sussex, NJ - Mountain Biking - 10 miles
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#8. Wawayanda Yahoo


Wawayanda is a beautiful 10,000-acre state park in the New Jersey Highlands. Laced with centuries-old logging roads and natural beauty, this park provides a wild and magnificent setting for mountain b…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Eastern New York"
Highland Lakes , NJ - Mountain Biking - 8 miles
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#9. Navesink Highlands


This can be easily broken up into two rides: park maps are available at each trailhead. Other nearby attractions include the Historic Twin Lights, Sand Hook Lighthouse, the fishing village of Atlantic…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Highlands, NJ - Mountain Biking - 11.4 miles
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#10. Brendan Byrne State Forest


Brendan T. Byrne State Forest is one of the nicer state parks in South Jersey. It’s a good place to get away from the city and take a relaxing ride in the woods. Brendan T. Byrne State Forest offers a…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Philadelphia"
Red Lion, NJ - Mountain Biking - 12.8 miles
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#11. Wharton State Forest


Wharton State Forest is the largest single tract of land in the New Jersey park system. The 115,000 acres of the park contain over 500 miles of hiking trails and unpaved roads to explore. Although k…
From the guidebook "Best Bike Rides Philadelphia"
Hammonton, NJ - Mountain Biking - 9.8 miles
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#12. Long Pond Ironworks


Travel to the New Jersey state line for a historical hike through an eighteenth- and nineteenth-century iron mining community. Roam across the New York border into the massive Sterling Forest parkland…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Awosting, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 7.4 miles
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#13. Monks Mountain


This short loop is ideal for those seeking a more leisurely walk through part of a state park that encompasses close to 3,000 acres. Highlights include a sweeping vista of Monksville Reservoir and sev…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Hewitt, NJ - Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 2.3 miles
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#14. Sourland Mountain Nature Preserve


In the same hills now visited by hikers and mountain bikers, John Hart, a delegate to the Continental Congress, hid from the British troops who raided his farm in nearby Hopewell. Climb over igneous t…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Skillman, NJ - Cross-Country Skiing, Hiking, Mountain Biking - 1.8 miles
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#15. South Mountain Reservation


The largest park in Essex Country, South Mountain Reservation encompasses over 2,000 acres of land, including 19 miles of blazed hiking trails, numerous picnic areas, a zoo, an ice rink, and sweeping…
From the guidebook "Best Hikes Near New York City"
Springfield, NJ - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking, Trail Running - 5.7 miles
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#16. Wharton State Forest - Batsto Lake Trail


The New Jersey Pine Barrens have quite a unique ecosystem. The trail is sandy, lined with beautiful moss, and pine trees are obviously abundant. Wharton State Forest has a variety of outdoor activitie…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Hammonton, NJ - Hiking, Mountain Biking - 5 miles
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#17. Baldpate Mountain - Ted Stiles Preserve


Although Baldpate Mountain is the highest point in Mercer County, this route goes through a relatively flat section of the park. The mountain is a tiny one, at only 470 feet. But in a coastal plain ar…
From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Philadelphia - 2nd Edition"
Titusville, NJ - Hiking, Horseback Riding, Mountain Biking - 4.5 miles
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