Sourland Mountain Preserve

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.86 out of 5
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Expert
10
miles

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↑ 800 ft
↓ 800 ft
128
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
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.

go to- http://joekaz.net/photos/sourland/html/ for photos
added by harowerx7Granny Gear November 1, 2005
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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  Phillychris498   on Nov 29, 2014
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Reviews (8)
 

Singletrack


May 21, 2014
stumpyfsr Singletrack  
 
Review: This trail brings a completely new definition of a term "rocky". There're only few trails I rode was as gnarly as this one. True was said, you either love it or hate it. I like it and think if I'll come back to ride it, it'll be much easier to find a better line.

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May 5, 2014
Guest   
 
Review: I ride there with a hard tail once you learn the lines and keep up your speed it smooths out tremendously and you can fly

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Doubletrack


April 21, 2014
 
Review: I came here and was only able to do parts of the white trail and red trail, but I loved both of them so much. Great place and its such a challenge, but the challenge is definitely addicting. There are a lot of off trail features, mostly going up boulders and leaping back off of them and they are all very fun and very challenging. Unfortunately for me, I got a flat on the red trail and didn't get to finish my ride, as I didn't bring any flat-fixing tools. Take it from me, bring things to fix a flat! There are a lot of pointy things to mess up your tires. Overall, definitely a deserved expert rating and an extremely fun place.

Similar Trail: Allamuchy

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Gramcounter

October 25, 2013
jrzy609 Gramcounter  
 
Review: My favorite place to ride!!! You can catch me here on the red enduro rippin the mountain up. I cant wait for the sun to come up here today so that I can get my fix!!! RIDE ON!!!

Similar Trail: High Rocks (somewhat)

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Granny Gear

August 22, 2012
jd8545 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Virtually impossible

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Granny Gear

August 22, 2012
jd8545 Granny Gear  
 
Review: Virtually impossible

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Gramcounter

November 6, 2010
 
Review: This trail is fun, but be careful and I recommend wearing armor. Not so much rock-gardens, but big rocks placed strategically to Kill mountain bikers. It's fun, but Very challenging. Give it a try.

Similar Trail: Chimney Rock

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Granny Gear

August 30, 2009
 
Review: Exactly what the description says. Challenging. I'll be part of the category that is addicted to the place. Definitely slick after a rain, lots and lots of roots and rocks. Descents are almost as difficult as the climbs... Be prepared to fall.

Similar Trail: Hartshorne woods.

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Sourland Mountain Preserve MTB Trail 3.86 out of 5 based on 8 ratings. 8 user reviews.
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