Philips Park Pleasant Valley Trail

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AVERAGE RATING
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3.00 out of 5
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Beginner
3.0
miles

Singletrack
41
elevation (ft)

Network
0:33
avg time
Trail Description
About this trail
The start of the trail is located in the rear of the park and is not easily seen from the parking lot. The trails, while not very difficult, are at times very narrow and not well marked is some spots. Some spots are muddy but for the most part it is all hard dirt or sand. At a point you will cross Pleasant Valley Road and the trail continues through woods behind peoples houses and loops back to the road. Hunting tree stands are not an uncommon sight. Overall a fun little trail which has other trails branching off of it and also has room for expansion in the future. Will become much better when it gets more travel.
added by Jake KarstGramcounter
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Reviews (5)
 

Granny Gear

July 18, 2016
 
Review: I'm a beginner and tried this trail for some practice. Very easy to ride but very overgrown on the other side of pleasant balky road. ATV riders destroyed the trails. Pretty sandy. Good for a quick workout but stay on the park side. A lot of overgrowth, downed trees and ATV ruts on the other side of road.




Gramcounter

March 19, 2016
robwas Gramcounter  
 
Review: I ride here on my recovery days when I want to keep my heart rate below a certain threshold. Because of the terrain, this makes it an easy place to accomplish this. As another reviewer said the trails are sandy with a lot of pine needles and even some loamy stuff, also, dirt bikes and 4 wheelers have torn up some of the areas. There are really no hills and while the trails are not technical if you want to ride some of the wood walkways or bridges they do require some skills. If you do all the trails, there's a white, blue, yellow and an orange if I recall it's about 5 miles, I even do the short nature trails at the beginning of the park. The trails aren't maintained that well and I've myself cleared fallen trees/branches from the trails when possible. If you want something close to this area with a few hills try Frost Woods Park in East Brunswick or Thompson Park in Monroe (close to Jamesburg but it's technically in Monroe).

Similar Trail: none I can think of as this is flat and loamy




Granny Gear

November 29, 2015
nelly1974 Granny Gear  
 
Review: I've been here twice (one being today 11/29/15)and am not sure why this trail is rated as intermediate. This trail is definitely a beginner trail. Now that's not a criticism. I quite enjoy this trail. This is the kind of trail that if you own a Walmart/Costco mountain bike and are just starting out, this trail is a perfect trail to get a taste of the trail riding experience without much risk to your bike or your person. Mostly flat.The white trail is very well marked. Short and simple trail with lots of outdoor scenery. If you are an avid mountain biker who wants to spend an hour or two with friends or family who don't share your hardcore enthusiasm and can bring their cheapo bikes, this is the place to do so.

Similar Trail: can't think of any




Granny Gear

May 15, 2015
cheesecap Granny Gear  
 
Review: Decent trail. The sand/pine needles make for slow going. More riders would make this trail much better. Trails are well marked.




Gramcounter

August 3, 2014
Jake Karst Gramcounter  
 
Review: More travel will make this trail better.



Philips Park Pleasant Valley Trail MTB Trail 3.00 out of 5 based on 5 ratings. 5 user reviews.
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