Just added a trail directory to the site. The goal is to have trails from all regions of NJ represented in the directory. So please post any of the places that you love to run, and they will be added to the directory.
"This is Watchung, not Siberia. Nothing bad will happen"...except bear attacks apparently!
Hi, I live in Ocean County and there are a few trails done here in the Shore area. Nothing too steep, but definitely challenging. I am really new to trail running (been a roadie all my life, but a huge fan of XC running going back to HS) but really do love it!.
I intend on posting some of the trails I have run on in. I will try to get pictures as well.
Here is one of the "unknown" diamonds here in Ocean County:
Just ran last week at Wells Mills in Waretown ( Exit 69 off of the GSP in Ocean County)
The trail is technical, single track, crossings over streams. Elevation rolls with max elevation of 130', but those sections can be challenging. The trail is overgrown in areas, but marked very well (even has mile markers posted). Most of the trail is either dirt or sandy, but you do have sections with pine straw (some moss?) and where its inhospitable, the county has built single track boardwalk areas to run over. You do have to be careful, it is an area with ticks, and I did come out of there with chiggers (GRRR)
Otherwise its is beautiful. They also have shorter mountain bike trails that you can run on. They are wider and intersect the Penns Hill at sections.
Hopefully some of you will get to run this and see how great it is.
Palisades Interstate Park NJ Section. Runs from Fort Lee to New York State Line (just beyond, actually). Somewhere near 30 miles of trails I would think. Park Headquarters located at 1 Alpine Approach Road, Alpine, NJ.
Hey Chris Im actually heading North to do the 1st Winter series half marathon tomorrow otherwise I would join you guys(been a while!!). My long runs are a bit later in the day at the weekends with kid stuff taking up tooooo much time(kind of ending now). Wife has me tagging along to(yet another pointless)family do tomorrow night......thank God for beer.
You got to check out Allaire State Park in southern Monmouth County over 800 acres and tones of trails. they are almost all single track but a lot of fun and varying degree of difficulty. I have maps too if you need them.
Hey everyone, my name is Joe, signed up today hoping to meet new runners and discover new places to trek. I didn't see anyone post "6 Mile Run" on here yet, so I thought I would share. It is considered a part of the D and R canal. I absolutely love this place. I usually mountain bike it but it is absolutely phenomenal to run. I attached a link to the pdf. of the trails. There are a couple of different blazes and they range widely in difficulty and length. Hope yall enjoy!