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Level: Advanced
Length: 10 mi (16.1 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +305/ -286 ft
Total: 182 riders

Mountain Biking Ringwood Skylands Manor

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#2 of 111 mountain bike trails in New Jersey
#319 in the world

I have been riding serious for over 10 years. I am 28 years old, my career as a personal trainer pushes me further to appreciate mountain biking. I have been to a decent amount of trails, including MOAB out west, and the famous Crested Butte, Colorado. I live very local to the Skylands Manor. I love it here in New Jersey. I know some other good riding not far, in New York. Ringwood by far is the hottest, roughest trail. If you like difficult climbs, tricky obstacles, including riding across fallen trees, 5 feet in the air, 25 feet long, this is the place for you.
I ride a hard tail bike, front suspension of course. ANY bike shop in New Jersey is familiar with Ringwood riding. There are many for than 10 miles of trails here, but the 10-mile singletrack loop is plenty enough. After about 8 mikes, your legs are pretty shot.

First added by alvin.santoy on Nov 30, 2003. Last updated May 11, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
Very easy to get to, in NJ, rte 287 north,, get off exit 55.Make right, follow through ton of Wanaque. Proceed, approx 8-10 miles, around the reservoir, then road splits. Keep right, stay approx 1-2 miles, you will see sign for skylands manor, Botanical Gardens. Make right, up hill,, all the way, bumpy windy hill. At top, STOP sign, make left, proceed to entrance to park. Park left or right, entrance to trail, at right. You will see other bikers. There are wide trail, which are moderate climbs, and there are singletracks off them, which network together, which are very difficult. All climbing and technical stuff, not too much speed here, just technical climbing, up and down turns, rocks, and roots. VERY SCENIC VERY COOL !! Contact me, I ride with a group on SAT and SUN. Email me for directions from parkway, or other highways.
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