Home  >>Trails >> United States Trails >>Delaware >>

Lat: Lng:

Middle Run

Average Rating:    (4.65 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 23

Middle Run Park runs from Pike Creek to the outskirts of Newark. Traveling down Paper Mill Rd (rt 72) toward Newark between Polly Drummond and Possum Park roads the entire left side has tons of great single track.
discuss this trail in the Virginia, WV, Maryland, DC, Delaware forum >>
post pictures of this trail >>
search for trail pictures >>

This trail doesn't have any Longitude and Latitude data for the map. Participate and drag the red marker to the correct location.
Enter a Starting Point (City, State, or Landmark)


[X]Cancel
Latitude
39.71062019462695
Longitude
-75.72532653808594
Trail Directions
Turn onto Possum Park Rd from Paper Mill Rd and make a left into the park on a small hard to find dirt road. There is a small sign but it is very hard. There is a trail map in the parking lot. You can also park off Polly Drummond Rd at McGlynn's Bar and ride down Foxden Rd. The trail head to the left takes you into the heart of the trail system. This seems to be far more popular since you can get a good drink afterwards. :)
Trail Length
20+?
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Newark
   


Sort Reviews by:  Latest Review | Best Rating
Reviews 1 - 5 (23 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
November 10, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: John Leer ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Jim Morrision must have ridden these trails--- roll baby roll, roll roll roll,---- goin to sooth my soul -alright- goin to roll all night long...
I am from Philly area and enjoy Pennypack and Wissy and was riding Fairhill accross the Md boarder - 5 miles away...which has over 50 miles of spread out trails... Then J.M turned me onto Middle run and wow- rolling dirt pack with few hills-
no need to get high = just rock and ROLL
My only complaint is finding the trail head and parking- plus it needs to be closer to Philly so i can ride a couple of times per week -

ROLL

Recommended Route:
all of em

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fairhill and Whiteclay



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
March 3, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Brad ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Middle run is a great trail. i went there yesterday and it was real muddy. the so called "pump track" isn't really a pump track. it is more of a flowing fast track. you can jump some of the rhythms if you want, but i don't recommend doing so when wet. Also, all of the other trails are really fun. once you get through a challenging climb, it rewards you with some amazing flowy downhill. you can really become part of the trail at middle run. there is also a playground with teeter totters and suspension bridges. DEFINITELY recommend this. AND while you are there DO YOUR PART!!! LEAVE NO TRACE!



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
June 15, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Blue Sugar ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A friend and I spent two days here in early April and Had a great time. This is one of three contiguous riding areas, along With White Clay and Judge Morris and is in the middle of the two, as it's name would suggest. You can park anywhere and ride all three. I'd say it's the best, most complete of the three for trail riding, with a lot of IMBA-style singletrack, meaning it's benched, sustainable, safe, well designed, and with good flow. They do a good job of keeping it safe and sustainable but fun. We're from New England and it doesn't offer the technical challenge we're used to, but the skill is in cornering fast and linking the turns together. It's fun, swoopy, and as aerobic as you want to make it. There are also well-built and safe stunts, mostly log rides.

Recommended Route:
Go to Bike Line in Newark for local knowledge. They'll tell you about trails that suit your ability, group rides, and where to park for free.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
White Clay- definitely check out the skills trail.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
September 29, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: crossup ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Just rode the White Clay Creek SP, Preserve and Middle Run area for two days and thought an update here was fitting.
Middle Run is as advertized below, I found it well worth riding and revisiting and my girl friend had no problem with the few somewhat more technical areas. LOTS of features, some for the high end of the skills
game. Trails are well marked but some intersections are a bit confusing due to so many trails meeting. The more 'interesting' ride seems to be on the Possum Hollow side..
Add in the easy access to the other two areas and NO FEE parking, its a no brainer where to go when in this area.
We drove 90 miles to go here and will be back soon.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
November 25, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: ryanconroy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is great if your just starting out, you need a recovery trail or even just need to change up which trails your riding. No real big climbs, or nasty descents but the trail spinners (the group that maintains the trails) do an awesome job at maintenance and cutting new trails, this is because its actually done by people who mountain bike and know what mountain bikers like to ride, awesome job guys.

Recommended Route:
Get lost and find your way out, if its your first time. If its too small go across the street to white clay and create a bigger loop.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
brandywine



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.
Reviews 1 - 5 (23 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5
 


Fox Transition:

Helmet 2013
$24.98
$50
Price Point


SRAM:

X.7 3x10 Trigger Shifters
$53.98
$70.00
Blue Sky Cycling