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Battle Ground State Park

Average Rating:    (2.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Singletrack. Double track. Fire roads. Lots of roots. Many thorns, so bring spare tubes. Fairly shaded. Singletrack in woods is very shaded.
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Latitude
40.264463549742366
Longitude
-74.32079315185547
Trail Directions
Facing visitor center, ride to your left on the purple stone. Bear right onto dirt fire road. Trail heads will be on your right indicated by a small post. Or, follow fire road into the woods by bearing right later down the road. For easier ride, ride the fire roads
Trail Length
Several miles depending on different trail riding routes.
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Manalapan/ Freehold
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Review Date
January 2, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: DAN , from Bayonne

Summary:
I rode BIG-WHEEL bike here lots of fun. Look out for the pebbles on the ground they can be a killer!

Recommended Route:
none

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Lewis Morris Park Morristown NJ



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Review Date
May 7, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: ralph , from Freehold,NJ

Summary:
The overgrown roads through the woods are fun, there is a good amount of sand and some mud at the lower elevations to work through, and as other readers have already said, LOTS of thorny things. Generally a very pretty and quiet park, but serious mtb'ers would be disappointed.
WARNING: Do be aware of the park hours. Apparently if you are parked in the lots after closing you can be hit with a $100 fine. The State Park Rangers do patrol here.

Recommended Route:
To the left of the visitor center, take the red stone path west and branch off from there. There are a few short ST trails, the hills are good for a moderate aerobic workout but it's not technical at all.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Allaire, Hartshorne Woods, Huber Woods and clockwise around the Manasquan Reservoir for a good long fast cranking run.



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Review Date
April 26, 2001

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Bob Ensuck , from Quear, NJ

Summary:
Take your bike and ride it around the block a couple of times. That sounds like more fun than going to this place.

Recommended Route:
doesnt matter

Other recommended trails in the same area:
who ever wrote the reviews above, you're weak.....



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Review Date
August 20, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Stan , from Freehold, NJ

Summary:
Don't be fooled by the easy to find gravel kiddy trails. Lots of dirt trails that are good for beginers, don't bring a toy store bike. Some trails are alightly more challenging but a hard core MTB wacko will scoff at these and laugh. Occasional sand but there is usually a thin strip that's packed hard enough (hint, look for sparce short grass). I only rode about 5 miles before my wife burned out (I guess spinning at the gym is easier), there seems to be more milage available at this end of the park. Maybe I'll come back tomorrow and ride the remaining trails with my daughter who never seems to get tired. She doesn't like jumps and stairs but roots, moderate rocks and steep hills won't phase her.
The park ranger tells me there are more trails at the north end of the park on 522 and even more across the road on 522 at Owl Haven that may be more spirited. I'll try these next weekend.

Recommended Route:
Go west past Irwin Lincoln Mercury on Rt. 33 from intersection with Rt. 9. On right a short distance ('bout 1/3 mile) past the Rt. 33 Freehold Raceway Mall entrance.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Allaire Park (Hospital Road, not main entrance) - Don't bring kids. Manasquan Resevior - bring kids - can ride in a wheel chair - EZ ride.



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Review Date
July 15, 2000

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: R Dee , from NJ

Summary:
Baby trails, Wasted mourning

Recommended Route:
none

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tried another park around corner same morning.Had one 1/8 of a mile descent loop. A joke also



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