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Diablo Freeride Park @ Mountain Creek

Average Rating:    (4.65 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 17

OFFICIAL OPENING ANNOUNCED: For immediate release: April 28, 2003 TerraLogic Park Industries Revives Mountain Biking at Mountain Creek Diablo Freeride Park set to open May 24th Vernon, N.J., April 28, 2003 TerraLogic Park Industries, a rider owned company based out of Vernon, New Jersey is pleased to announce the grand opening of its innovative mountain bike park to be located at Mountain Creek Resort. The Diablo Freeride Park will host some of the most challenging trails on the east coast. With trails ranging from beginner to expert and beyond, The Diablo will appeal to all levels. Those who remember the trails at Mountain Creek in 2000 can look forward to riding some of their favorites once again, plus there are various new trails that have been added for this grand opening. TerraLogic Park Industries has made a commitment to the development of the sport and will be creating a freeride and downhill trail network that will allow riders to push the limits of conventional freeriding. In addition, there are seemingly endless single-track trails easily accessed off of Vernon Peak for avid cross country riders. Whether you go up or you go down, this park will rock. We have worked extremely hard to launch this park and we are stoked to once again open up Mountain Creek for the local riders, says Shawn Orecchio, Co-owner of TerraLogic Park Industries. We have negotiated a multi-year lease to ensure longevity of the program and to let our customers know we are here to stay. The grand opening is set for Saturday, May 24, 2003. Operations will continue every weekend from May 24th thru September 27th including 3 midweek holidays. Riders interested in unlimited access to the Diablo Freeride Park will have the opportunity to purchase a season pass. Season passes are $289 and will go on sale in the very near future. Single-day lift tickets which provide 8 full hours of chairlift and trail access will cost $28. Mountain bikers, especially downhillers & freeriders, need more places to ride and better terrain. Diablo has been created by ridersfor riders, says co-owner Clay Harper. For further information please email the Diablo Freeride Park at sorecchio@mountaincreek.com or visit www.hcor.net for the latest updates. We look forward to seeing you on the trails. Welcome back! # # #
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Latitude
41.191443790233706
Longitude
-74.50447082519531
Trail Directions
Route 23 North to Route 94 North directly to Mountain Creek Resort
Trail Length
many miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Vernon
Zip/Postal Code
07462
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Review Date
November 29, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: john stock ,  Downhiller

Summary:
This year was my first year of downhill riding and I must say it was great. I had only done street riding just like around the block or into town nothing like this. The first time a rode here it was extremely hard going on greenhorn. Only because of the technical parts from time to time but for the most part it was smooth. I usually go about 2 times a week and progressed very fast. Also the staff their was great and helpful. Most of the black diamonds like upper lower dominion, Salvation, and alpine are very fun they are not really black diamonds unless you do all the jumps and wall rides witch can easily be avoided because you can ride over the jumps and not do the wall rides. The blue diamond breakout is a pretty challenging due to the rock drops and jumps in their. One you go to the back side of the mountain it becomes another story. Extremely rocky and with many drops and i don't mean little ones sizable ones. Also no one rides down their so it is advised to go with at least one other person. I'll put it this way the first time i went down it I tried to walk it and even found that difficult. I love riding their and they have a great fleet of rental bikes to use.

Recommended Route:
Greenhorn all the way down. Or Greenhorn to alpine but once your down alpine to the last berm go straight instead of turing and going fully down the trail. Their are very tight berms and are hard to go threw first time.



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Review Date
August 29, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Rob-Bob ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Rocky, steep and technical riding. This place is not for a beginner. The Green and blue trails can be difficult and the single and double black diamond trails can be downright dangerous. The jump line trail is tailored more towards d.j. Bikes. They are too steep for a downhill bike. If you are up to the challenge this place could be lots of fun but if you are looking for smooth flowing tracks then you might want to go elsewhere.

Recommended Route:
Breakout to crap shoot.



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Review Date
December 12, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Stevuke ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Believe it or not, this is the first place I EVER rode.. I never even did XC before I did this.

People asked me if I was out of my mind.. they had a point.

That being said, this place is insanely exciting.. and I tried it as a newbie and have lived to tell the tail. (that being said, I wouldn't recommend that anyone START here.. just that I did and lived.)

This place is a scream!

Recommended Route:
I can't do anything but the greens.. or at least I lack the guys to try anything else....

Other recommended trails in the same area:
This is the only freeride place I've been.



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Review Date
September 6, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: goldsbar ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great place. I come from years of XC riding and wanted to try my hand at downhill. I'd been to Whiteface and Killington before once each but it turns out the best place is right in my home state of NJ. Something for every rider. The beginner trail is what I'd consider a not so steep technical XC MTB trail. The double diamond stuff is just sick - really rocky with drops. Single diamonds are in between and can have decent drops (bigger stuff always optional) and tons of rocks. Recommend doing what I did and renting a proper downhill bike if you don't have one. Sure, you could use a rigid hardtail on some of the trails (even some of the double diamond groomed jump stuff minus the drops). But, if you really want to hit the rocky diamond and above trails with confidence, go for the bike that's meant for this stuff - makes a huge difference.

Recommended Route:
Stick to the right side of the mountain for the first few runs if you're a beginner. Maybe take a ride down the green and blue trails a couple/few times and then move to Triple Drop (really Triple Roll as they're no longer drops), Dirt Merchant, etc. Temptest on the other side of the mountain has a decent size drop that's really easy to hit.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Nada - this is the only true downhill place in the area. Plattekill if you want to drive more.



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Review Date
August 7, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: BRienecker ,  Downhiller

Summary:
the whole atmosphere is awesome. there is somthing for everybody here. but if you dont like or cant handle rocks. this may not be for you. but in the case that you enjoy rocks it is heavan.the rock gardens and jumplines are like no other! and the tabletops on dominion are very large.also, if you veer of the trail, you could roll downa 20 foot mountian like i did, but i def. recomend this park, the employees are very helpfull and chill

Recommended Route:
ego trip,dominion,upper breakout,lower breakout,alpine, the indycross, dirt merchant,triple drop,slayer,and others



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