Get out on your bike and into the elements! We’ve created a mountain bike map to help you plan your next adventure. Use this as a tool to get you started.
Some of the popular spots are here, but we also bring some insider spots from our team members too. These mountain bike spots will surely have you coming back for more.
Allaire State Park
Allaire State Park sports several mountain bike trails, but you’ll also share them with equestrians and hikers, so be careful! This state park has a lot of trails full of twists and turns, so hold onto your handlebars!
Wharton State Forest
Bikers will see wetlands, a stream, and a forested area on the six miles of “rugged but mostly moderate” trails on their trip to Clayton Park in Upper Freehold.
Hartshorne Woods Park
Mountain bike near the ocean and Navesink River at Hartshorne Woods Park! More moderate and advanced riders will enjoy the hilly trails with steep descents, all with views of the Atlantic.
Washington Valley Park
The five trails in Washington Valley Park, also known as Chimney Rock Park, all loop around two reservoirs, a waterfall, and a hawk watch area.
From JORBA: “The operative word at Chimney Rock is “ROCK” – there are lots of them, small ones, large ones, and even some sloping exposed rock faces to ride up. There are also a lot of tree roots, stream crossings, and steep hills. Generally, the trails (with a couple exceptions) are technically and physically demanding.
Allamuchy State Park
Allamuchy State Park is great for beginner and advanced mountain bikers, with easy rail trails and more complex ascending trails. If you’re just getting started, head to “Deer Park,” the southern part of the park, but if you’re up for a challenge, head up to Allamuchy North.
Mountain Creek is a little different experience for bikers, boasting a maintained bike park with 52 trails, including jumps and other features. Even though you need a daily pass to access this park, it’s worth trying it out for the day.
Mercer County Park
There are four trails in Mercer County Park for mountain bikers, but you have to share with hikers. You’re surrounded by Lake Mercer, a golf course, and fields in Central New Jersey on your ride.
Six Mile Run Reservoir
Six Mile Run Reservoir has several unique mountain biking trails, starting with “the twisties.” This route is near water wherever you go, so be careful after it rains.