Baldpate Mountain

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AVERAGE RATING
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4.15 out of 5
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Intermediate
10
miles

Singletrack
↑ 1,600 ft
↓ 1,300 ft
467
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
A Very nice trail with long smooth sections, rsome challenging areas, and good hills. Area stays wet several days after rain so be prepared. Maps available here:
http://www.njtrails.org/trailmap.php?TrailID=121

http://www.njtrails.org/images/Baldpate_Montain_HH.pdf
added by jpoTrailblazer August 27, 2009
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  mtnbike999   on Mar 10, 2016
  jim29er   on Feb 8, 2016
  mtnbike999   on Jan 6, 2016
  Steve Voss   on Dec 13, 2015
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Poseur

March 23, 2016
chriswhit Poseur  
 
Review: Road today, agree with other posts trails stay very wet for at least a few days after even minimal rain. Frankly, I think these trails have a lot of potential, great elevation change and steep grade for this area- also nice combo of flow sections and rocky switchbacks (particularly C in my ride today). But it is not well maintained, major places rocks and built up areas are lose and the whole place is over grown with pricker bushes. Maybe it's just the start of the season? This is my first season rising East, but if we got some guys in the to clean it up- HUGE POTENTIAL. Look forward to riding again on a nice dry day!

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Granny Gear

January 18, 2016
nishriver Granny Gear  
 
Review: Good system with lots of sustained climbing and Descents which can be hard to come by in central west Jersey. Red and orange trails off sides of mountain can get technical and are mostly out and backs. White trail is non tech but is flowy with nice loamy dirt. Can also link up some trails in Washington Crossing park for longer ride.

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Granny Gear

January 17, 2016
Bstrope Granny Gear  
 
Review: Good challenge, has rocks, roots and elevation. Does not drain quickly after rain so be prepared to wash your bike afterwards.....if your like me it needed to be washed anyway!

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Gramcounter


January 6, 2016
mtnbike999 Gramcounter  
 
Review: This is a good place for a short ride. There is a lot of climbing, which I like for a change of pace. The orange trail is rocky and has a steep decent and climb. Overall, it is a good ride.

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December 8, 2015
Guest   
 
Review: The park is open Su,Mo,Tue i think due to deer management so check before you ride. I went from Washington's Crossing Park to Baldpate Mountain. Stick to the red trail. Blue trail had a lot of fallen trees. Ended the ride at the car park on Pleasant Valley road. Took the red trail back and it was good. I will do it again.

Similar Trail: Washington's Crossing from Nature center.

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Granny Gear

August 9, 2015
 
Review: It was interesting. I started out taking the white ridge trail pretty much to its end. This was the easiest trail I encountered. Some large ish rocks kicked me around but it was mostly a doubletrack trail that was easy cruising. Then I did a loop on the red trail which was at first slightly overgrown then a steep decent on loose construction rock and then into a steep climb on equally unstable surface with some larger rocks and roots to boost over. Then I found the top of the blue trail. As a new mtb rider this trail was impossible for me. The rocks were huge and numerous and it was very steep. So I walked out of there after a few hundred feet. I'm not sure if it is passable but if it is it takes a very good rider. Then I found some offshoot of the white trail which was nearly overgrown but doable. This trail was really steep with very narrow singletrack and a lot of switch backs. Eventually it put me out in pleasant valley road. I decided to bike back on the road because I couldn't face climbing the 1.5 mile decent if just come down. Once back at the parking area I went out for a loop on the orange trail which turned out to be a little too crazy for me. The decent was pretty crazy with it being really steep on very loose rock then the climb back to the ridge trail was really steep with tons of downed trees and loose rock. Eventually I had to walk it and even that was tough. Overall it was a fun time with a lot of decent and a lot of steep climbs. I made it by with a hardtail bike but I but a full suspension with a more aggressive pair of tires would help on the loose decents. I'll be back and would recommend it to adventurous beginners to probably some advanced riders as well.

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Poseur

May 26, 2015
Justin.E Poseur  
 
Review: Nice short ride with some challenging climbs.

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Granny Gear

April 18, 2015
 
Review: Nice trails good for climbers

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Doubletrack


July 26, 2014
 
Review: Some good single track, although I found it hard to find my way around. I could only spend about an hour without getting bored.

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Granny Gear

June 13, 2013
dannys42 Granny Gear  
 
Review: This was my first time riding here, and I should have heeded the warnings about riding here after a rainfall. I started out on the White trail and immediately made a left onto Orange. From there I understand where the warnings stem from. There were rivers running down the center of the trail. That was just the water, the trail was so overgrown with sticker bushes, my arms were shredded at the end. I made my way back up the slippery, steep and rocky climb to the same place I started on the White trail. My suggestion is to take White to Red. I didn't. I took the White to the Yellow trail. Which going down was AMAZING! once at the bottom though? Either take the road back up on Fiddler, or climb Yellow back up. I did the latter. FUN, FUN AND MORE FUN. Steep and fun. Once at the top, go left and take the Red trail which was another river trail. Once in there take to intersection of Red trail. If you go left, you end up at power lines . Turn around and take Red up really fun switchback climb and eventually end up on White. Take a left to go back to car. Summation....... LOVED IT! Must say it would have been awesome if not for sticker bushes and the amount of water. The blazes start off too far down trails, so a little confusing, so if not sure, go down trail 50 or so feet. Check it out on a dry day! Keep the rubber side down!!!!

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Baldpate Mountain MTB Trail 4.15 out of 5 based on 13 ratings. 13 user reviews.
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