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Level: Beginner
Length: 8 mi (12.9 km)
Surface: Other
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +175/196 ft
Total: 42 riders
 

Mountain Biking Black Run preserve

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#68 of 129 mountain bike trails in New Jersey
#8621 in the world

A nice very easy mix of wide packed sand trails with several single track trails of the mail blue and green trails.

Before you go
  • No Drinking water
  • No E-bikes permitted
  • No Fat biking allowed in winter
  • No Fee required
  • No Lift service
  • No Night riding allowed
  • No Pump track
  • No Restrooms
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Trail Heads in Kings Grant or on Kettle Run Road.
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Mountain Bike Trails Near Marlton, New Jersey

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Intermediate | 3 mi
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  • VECON Sports
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    Black run preserve trails are set into the 1300 acre pinelands bog tucked away in the middle of Marlton New Jersey. These trails are great for hikers, geo catching, bird watching, and a tame day of mountain biking. The trails are a mix of double and single track and they twist in a sandy path through the pine trees and the bogs. This is a great place to ride when other places are too wet. There are a bunch of color-coded trails, and you can access the corresponding map by using the QR code on the signs at the trailheads. We chose to use the Single tracks app to get around, but even with that- the satellite tracking seems to lose you and you wind up trying to loop your way back to the trail you THOUGHT you were on. The thing about these trails is that it's really hard to navigate if you're not familiar with them. Everything kind of looks the same and it really becomes a maze. You think- ok- I'm just going to keep the water to my left, and then it's on your right and you're not sure how it happened. We even tried backtracking in our own snow tracks because the sun was setting, and we STILL got all turned around in there. If you're local and looking for a good outdoor option in the winter or when it's wet in the summer- check out Black Run Preserve- Just be sure to have a phone to navigate.

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  • Beau72
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    Ticks. Chiggars. Thorns. Sand. Tight single track and double track throughout. The CO-OP trail is a good winding effort that keeps you shaping up those "rhythm" skills. The "outback" section is a nice addition to a ride outside BRP. The middle section has a few surprises to sharpen your "flow" skills. It's close and you can hit Kresson the same day. Get rad. Go hit the BRP TRAILS. ????

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  • BobNeub

    I disagree. After it rains there are huge puddles on the trails and the ground's too soggy. Best time to ride is in the frozen winter months.

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  • BobNeub
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    You can disregard the older reviews for these trails because in recent years the trails have been improved and more have been added. I bike here all the time, and while there are few hills, you can get a couple hours of nice, woodland riding here, past scenic lakes (bogs) with several very winding singletrack trails. The sand isn't all that bad either, except maybe on the main road, which I generally avoid.

    But I never ride here after May, nor before November. Summer and early fall are tick and chigger season and you DON'T want to get chiggers on your legs, or you'll be in for a month of hell. Best not to ride at all then. Winter rides here are the best, when the ground is hard.

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  • Lori Selig
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    Nice trails, but overrun with ticks. Throughout only one hour of riding my fiance and I had found a total of 14 ticks on the both of us. Bring your repellant!!!

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  • **

    Good for a ride with a your family or a dog walk. Not MTB.

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  • nopardaid
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    Mix of very sandy trails and very slight single tracks, more of a workout type system than it is exciting. Good for the family if you stay away from the sand, it gets ridiculous in some areas.

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