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Level: Beginner
Length: 3 mi (4.8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +185/186 ft
Total: 13 riders
 

Mountain Biking Philips Park Pleasant Valley Trail

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#86 of 110 mountain bike trails in New Jersey
#10,966 in the world

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.

First added by Jake Karst on Aug 3, 2014. Last updated May 1, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: yes
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Directions to John A. Phillips Park parking lot

Route 287 & Route 9
Take exit for Route 9 South
Go approximately 13 miles
Take exit for Ferry Road and Route 18 North
Make a right at traffic light
Make a left at next traffic light onto Maple Street
Park entrance is at the end of Maple Street

Route 1 & Route 18
Take exit for Route 18 South
Go approximately 8-1/2 miles
Make a right at Maple Street
Park entrance is at the end of Maple Street

Garden State Parkway
Take exit 123 for Route 9 South
Go approximately 8-1/2 miles
Take exit for Ferry Road and Route 18 North
Make a right at traffic light
Make a left at next traffic light onto Maple Street
Park entrance is at the end of Maple Street

NJ Turnpike & Route 18
Take exit 9 (New Brunswick)
Take Route 18 South
Go approximately 8 miles
Make a right at Maple Street
Park entrance is at the end of Maple Street
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  • Obridge4132
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    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.

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  • robwas
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    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).

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  • nelly1974
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    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.

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  • cheesecap
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    Decent trail. The sand/pine needles make for slow going. More riders would make this trail much better. Trails are well marked.

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