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Level: Intermediate
Length: 5 mi (8 km)
Surface: Singletrack
Configuration: Network
Elevation: +272/ -237 ft
Total: 38 riders

Mountain Biking Rutgers Ecological Preserve

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#35 of 112 mountain bike trails in New Jersey
#2,688 in the world

Small park with roots and hardpack trails.

First added by searsandrewj on Jul 14, 2016. Last updated Apr 22, 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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Park at Rutgers University.
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Dry (on Jul 17, 2020)
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  • OldManDown

    This is a really fun place to ride. Trails are wide and mostly hard packed dirt. The majority of the area is beginner, but there are some trails with very steep inclines/descents that take a bit higher skill level to navigate.

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  • JusturAverageMTBrider

    Overall, it is a flowy nice trail for beginners. But avoid blue trail if you are a beginner because there are some steep inclines and declines in which you may have to walk to not go to the hospital.

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  • cdp69

    Beginner/moderate trail. It is a nice trail and overall well maintained. It is mostly flat except on the blue trail where there are some steep inclines.

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  • redserpente

    This trail system is a blast to ride! The blue/orange/red loop is the longest loop all the way around, with some fast flat sections as well as a couple steep climbs and descents on the blue side. The trails in the middle have great flow and are well maintained. There are some tiny sections which are overgrown, but they're easy to avoid. There are some small features in the woods as well, such as bridges and jumps.

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  • pkskull77

    Generally a very easy trail, but there are a few sections that are a bit challenging.

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