Rancocas State Park - Westampton

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Intermediate
7.0
miles

Singletrack
↑ 300 ft
↓ 100 ft
35
elevation (ft)

Loop
Trail Description
About this trail
Rancocas State forest is split into three areas separated by the Rancocas Creek. One area is in Mount Laurel, one in Hainesport, and the third (best area imho) in Westampton. The site is not being completely cooperative and even trying to get help from admins has proven ineffective. The problem is the whole park is split among three towns and those three sections are separate of each other with a impassable creek between them. The best trail system in my opinion are those found in Westampton. This site defaults to showing GPS data for Hainesport. Bring up the Westampton GPS data for a decent loop through various colored trails. The pictures show the map for the Westampton trail system as well.

The trail system is comprised of mostly singletrack. You'll find some downed logs to jump or ride over. Plenty of root covered paths. Most of the trails are perfectly clear while others are a little overgrown. The green trail has a Strava segment which is fun to blast through. It can be found by following the singletrack path to the right of the main gate on Powhatan Drive. When the path splits, stay to the right. The paths are easily identifiable by painted markings on the trees. If nature is your thing you'll come across plenty of squirrels, deer, streams, clearings, wild flowers, and views of the creek. I'd definitely rate these trails as beginner to intermediate depending on how fast you want to rip through them.
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Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Recent Trail Check-ins     (353 total check-ins)
  Areone   on Jul 22, 2019
  Areone   on Jul 17, 2019
  zmodica   on Jun 7, 2019
  tep51   on Jun 4, 2019
  zmodica   on May 29, 2019
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Reviews (14)
 

Gnarly


July 10, 2018
zmodica Gnarly  
 
Review: Havent been here much due to work taking over my life but damn the green trail is overgrown AF. Also some sandy patches have sprung up adding a nice element of surprise to keep you honest. Still my home ride, let's get some more tires on the green rip and see if we can reclaim it from the forest

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Gnarly


July 13, 2018
zmodica Gnarly  
 
Review: good source of protein

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Gnarly

July 12, 2018
 
Review: I'm trying, zmodica--but I've eaten a lot of bugs in the process.

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Granny Gear

June 30, 2018
Andyhipple Granny Gear  
 
Review: Lots of options, both wide gravel and twisting singletrack. Some log obstacles and hills, usually the trails are empty of another traffic, so freedom to hit trails with speed. Can be very buggy and swarms of mosquitoes.

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Trailblazer

June 6, 2018
Areone Trailblazer  
 
Review: Went out yesterday and mother nature decided to rain on my parade. Green is starting to get overgrown like every year and the tics are out in force already. Picked up three.

Similar Trail: Camden county

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Bunny Hop

April 24, 2018
 
Review: I was here over 10 years ago, and I don't remember this many trails, or the trails being of the quality that they are today. If I'm wrong, correct me--but something really good has happened here. The trails are fun, lots of punchy ups and downs as you get closer to Rancocas Creek. Green trail, Yellow trail and Brown trail have a lot of personality. More consistent than the Hainesport side--maybe better--maybe not. Just different. Rooty in low lying areas, no rocks. A few bridges. Fun! Do it twice for a higher mileage option.

Similar Trail: Camden County College

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Gnarly


November 5, 2017
zmodica Gnarly  
 
Review: Someone went and put cut logs in the trenches near the downed tree on the green trail. Thank you very much. Good job.

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Gnarly


September 13, 2017
zmodica Gnarly  
 
Review: Just a friendly reminder, hunting is now allowed in the park Monday through Saturday. No hunting on Sunday. Throw on some bright colors, share the forest

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Granny Gear

July 9, 2017
fredcam Granny Gear  
 
Review: Green trail is still blocked by the two large fallen trees. Trail is clear beyond it if you decide to climb over...

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Granny Gear


July 11, 2017
zmodica Granny Gear  
 
Review: go around towards the stream, its not that difficult to push the bike there. i let the ranger know the trees were down

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Gnarly


July 5, 2017
zmodica Gnarly  
 
Review: after a 2 month absence due to a work injury i returned to my favorite trails only to find the biggest damn tree ever down across the green trail and no way to go around it..good luck, that trail is dead

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Gnarly


May 2, 2017
zmodica Gnarly  
 
Review: ive been asked by the rangers and the nature center to pass the word to not ride on the blue trail and board walk,,they want them to be for hiking only..they put up a sign and will add more soon

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Gnarly


March 4, 2017
zmodica Gnarly  
 
Review: there is a "trench" dug around the field near the green trail that interrupts the flow...hope its not the beginnings of something bigger, but if we all ride over the berm enough itll be fine

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Gnarly

March 5, 2017
Areone Gnarly  
 
Review: Hey again. Saw it today. Yea it's definitely from a controlled burn. Sucks that they ripped right through a few parts of green but if we ride that berm enough or just cut through it, we can get it back to normal. They did it to the other fields too. I actually rode them just to get some extra pedaling in for the day.

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Gnarly


March 4, 2017
zmodica Gnarly  
 
Review: not sure how to reply so ill put it here and hope you see it...its a foot wide and 4 inches deep and circles that entire field that the green trail goes by..i think the fire dept did it when they did a control burn (youll see it)...ill post a pic..we ride the same trails, we should roll together HMU ahaicup@gmail.com

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Gnarly

March 4, 2017
Areone Gnarly  
 
Review: hey, Zmodica. I will be riding the Mount Laurel side of RSF today but I was curious. What kind of trench? Does it actually cut through green somehow? I ran into some hiker back there who did not like cyclists. He was in the midst of destroying a logover. He didn't have the balls to say much to me when I passed him but was laying into my fiance when she did. After she and I started back on our way and he ran away, I saw he had had been busy throwing logs across the trail on white down near the bridge and had dismantled some other stuff. I had cleared the crap he threw all over white but now we all have to be careful of some lunatic that thinks he owns the trails. Fwiw, NJ State website explicitly states bikes are allowed back there.

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Rancocas State Park - Westampton MTB Trail 4.64 out of 5 based on 14 ratings. 14 user reviews.
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