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Average Rating:    (3.05 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 22

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Latitude
39.64006632964755
Longitude
-75.75811386108398
Trail Directions
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Unknown
City/County
Newark
   


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Review Date
February 18, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: desurfer ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The trails are all marked but don't make much sense; just go out exploring and you should find some fun stuff. There are some fun big dips and dirt jumps to play around on, as well as some fairly technical climbs and descents (moderately rocky). It doesn't seem all that long, but it's a pretty fun place.

Recommended Route:
Wander around

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Middle Run
Fair Hill (MD)



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Review Date
May 22, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: TiminDover ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Anyone who lives in Delaware knows just how flat it is. I live in Dover so it's a minimum 45 minute drive to the closest mountain biking at Iron Hill. All I can say is that it's worth it! It's another 15-20 minute drive to the 120 miles of awesome trails at Fair Hill. But, when you only have a few hours after work, riding Iron Hill is better than spending time driving in traffic. There's plenty of great single track and jumps to keep your heart rate up for that afternoon adrenaline rush. Stopping off at McGlynn's Pub on the way home is a must.

Recommended Route:
From the south, north on Rt.1 to 896. North on 896 then left on Old Balt. Pike, Right on Whitaker (road after the museum) then rt. into the park. You can access the trails from any of the parking lots but avoid the single men sitting in cars. It is a known pick-up spot for the "altenative" life style.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fair Hill, Middle Run



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Review Date
November 8, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Adam , from Hockessin DE

Summary:
This place is awesome for some intermediate class riders looking to have some fun. There are some wicked drops and decents that are fun for everyone. There are also so really steep places that you can just bomb and have a blast. This place is a great place to go that is close to home.

Recommended Route:
Any one you can find!!!! Get OFF the trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
FAIRHILL RULES TO!!!!!



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Review Date
November 7, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Adam , from Hockessin DE

Summary:
Ride all around these trails!! They are fun if you blaze your own paths. There are trails with huge drops and some insane downhills. Ive ridden here for about a year and never gotten tired of it. Make sure on the bone crusher that you dont get to much air cause crashing is fun but it hurts1!!

Recommended Route:
Any One you can find but dont stick to the main trails cause they are boring!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
ANY OF'EM



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Review Date
July 29, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Mark , from Baltimore, MD

Summary:
I used to live in Newark and used to ride these trails weekly if not every day. UNTIL, that one fateful day in '96 on Bone Shaker. I have not riden there since and has taken me almost 5 years to get up my nerve to go "aggressive" again. I was riding alone prior to dusk one day after work in September and was hitting Bone Shaker over and over again. I'd been riding there for almost 2 years and knew it like the back of my hand. Well, on about the 15 run-through, I hit the second hump, and caught about 3-4 feet of air. All was fine until I hit a large overhaninging tree limb in mid-air and went head first into a tree stump off to the left. I was knocked unconscious for probably what was 30-40 minutes. When I came to, I had cracked my trachea, had a concussion, and was bleeding from my throat. I had to literally "crawl" out of the park until someone saw me and drove me to the E.R. I've been riding trails, jumps, and cliffs for well over 15 years now and this just goes to show you ANYTHING can happen at ANY time, no matter HOW good you are. And it also taught me to never ride alone again. I picked the worst time of the day when nobody else was around. If I hadn't come to when I did, I possibly could have bled to death. Just an FYI to all the riders out there. Besides that incident, I loved riding at this place b/c of it's sheer convenience and proximity.

Recommended Route:
Mega Dip and Bone Shaker

Other recommended trails in the same area:
I'm in Baltimore now and probably my favorite place to ride is Robert E. Lee State Park.



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