Iron Hill Recreation Area

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Intermediate
8.0
miles

Doubletrack
↑ 1,100 ft
↓ 1,400 ft
278
elevation (ft)

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Trail Description
About this trail
Huge technical downhill sections--used to be a mining quarry during the revolutionary war. Trails themselves are technically moderate, some rocks, roots, best of all are the mutliple huge downhills (we call these the fun parks). Good place to go when everywhere else is muddy, there is excellent water runoff. I highly recommend this spot if you are looking to play around or are looking for lengthy downhills on the trails that lead to lengthy uphills (up to 1.5 mile uphills).
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (6)
 

Gramcounter

September 21, 2017
 
Review: It's a pretty good time. I'm not sure I would call this a beginner trail. If you stick to the perimeter, maybe. I would say it's for beginners that have some basic skills and are ready to push it further. I pretty much stuck to the marked trails and did a decent amount of climbing and descending. I hope to have more time to explore some of the unmarked trails as I suspect they hold more goodies.

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Gnarly


March 25, 2017
 
Review: This is an interesting place for sure. Insanely technical at many places with awesome drops. If you're a technical die hard, this place is for you. If you (like me) prefer flow and speed, you might want to head up the road to White Clay/Middle Run. The Pros: The trail system is well designed, obviously by someone who knows mountain biking. The park is easy to get to and has free parking.The drops are a blast, I forgot I was in Delaware at one point. The Cons: Super technical which for me got tedious. One trail was pretty much a never ending rock garden. Took the piss out of my wheels. For some this is great, but I prefer to fly down the trail. Also the trails weren't marked and I couldn't find a map at the car park so navigating the trails was difficult.

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Gramcounter

July 21, 2016
 
Review: There are all kinds of terrain in here, but overall it is fairly technical. A lot of rocky sections, some short and steep uphills, and steep descents. This park does feature the 40' mega drop which I did not do but passed by. There are a few other drops which are less severe. Tons of high log overs and obstacles. The trail is well groomed and only a few areas that were muddy.

The trails wind around and through some of the disc golf course, but I didn't see anyone out on the course. In fact, I did not see or pass anyone in the park. I went on a weekday afternoon and had the whole place to myself.

None of the trails are marked, so I would highly recommend you bring some kind of map or navigation device as there are a ton of side trails in this park and it would be easy to get lost.

Yes, this passes close to 95 and you can hear the traffic, but it is only for a brief section of the park and there are a bunch of obstacles there that you'll be focusing on versus the noise. I am a beginner but was able to get through it, just had to walk several of the obstacles and climbs.

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Gnarly

July 21, 2015
 
Review: Fun park to ride in although the back section along the edge with I-95 can get soupy. Great location between Newark and Elkton, just off the highway - it has a little bit of everything, rocks, roots, up and down hill - and one really fun drop-in I find more fun than a rollercoaster. The disc golf course seems to get more use than the MTB trails ...

Similar Trail: Similar to Susequhanna STate Park without as many options

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Singletrack


November 20, 2012
 
Review: Small but fun trail system, Some easy wide paths, a lot of XC type trails, and a quarry area to play in. Good place to ride when other trails are too wet. Easy to get turned around but too small to get seriously lost. Numerous 4X4 posts showing way to TH

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Bunny Hop

March 19, 2009
 
Review: Great single track.Trails spiderweb througout park.Easy to get lost at a dead end.Once your used to trails this is an exellent ride.Roller coaster hills.

Similar Trail: blue marsh,skukill river trail

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Iron Hill Recreation Area MTB Trail 4.00 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 6 user reviews.
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