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Sourland Mountain Preserve, a 2870 acre park, is located in Hillsborough. The riding here can be
described very easily; extremely challenging. The Sourlands are not for the beginner rider. The
trails are incredibly rocky and slippery. People either ride at the Sourlands once and never go
back, or they become addicted to the challenge and ride there all the time. Be prepared to
spend a lot of time walking your bike or at least dabbing your foot every few feet. Be sure to
climb up the Pipeline for a lung busting aerobic challenge, just see if you can make it up without
stopping. The Sourlands become very muddy and slippery after a rainstorm, so please practice
responsible trail use. The Sourland Mountain Preserve trails were built, and are maintained to be
hiking trails, but from my experience on them, I would not recomend hiking it unless you want a
twisted, or even broken ankle/wrist, or even arm/leg. It has happened many many times. Once
again, this is not a place for new or intermediate riders, yet it can be extremely fun, if a very
challenging ride is your cup of tea!
NOTE: It has been said by many professional and expert riders that this is the most difficult trail
to ride in NJ. Basically, if you can survive on this trail then you can survive on any trail in NJ.
Access to this park is gained by East Mountain Road in Hillsborough.
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