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eagle rock reservation

Average Rating:    (3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

very rocky at some places...everything from dirt roads to pure rock..some single track.
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Latitude
40.8047142229682
Longitude
-74.23925399780273
Trail Directions
bloomfield avenue, turn off gates avenue and follow all the way up through reservation.
Trail Length
dont know
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
montclair
   


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Review Date
April 7, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: jddunmire ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good riding on the white, blue, and yellow trails. Roots, small rock drops, fallen trees, rock gardens. The park is small, but there is an abundance of trails in it. Plus a few little unmarked footpaths that offer some nice riding. You can explore most of the park without concern of getting lost.

Ride the white to the blue, go up to the blue and yellow, down the steps, loop around up the red to the yellow, cross the road, take the yellow around the back of highlawn pavillion, pop out on a beat up road.

Just explore. Very hard to get lost, so enjoy! I am working on mapping out a loop with mileage. Will update the review once I have that.

One recommendation: parts of this park get very wet when it rains, so there are sections I would avoid after rain. Well, unless you don't mind riding in a bog....

Very nice spot to get in a quick ride before or after work!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rifle Camp (closed to mt biking, so be prepared to explain why you are there should you get stopped); Ringwood/Ramapo; South Mountain.



Comments
jddunmire (10/19/2011)
Here is a link to a trail map. The trail blazes are fairly well marked now.

http://www.eaglerockreservation.org/ERRCMAP_Jan09.pdf

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Review Date
October 20, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bicyclezero ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
While Stranded at my wife's friends place with her fiancee who preferred football-watching on a sunny day - I road down the street to this trail. It was really nice. I ride up in New England and it was fairly similar. I did 12 miles in total including the short road ride to and from where I was staying. I did a couple of the trails 2 or 3 times. I'll bet you could put together 7 or 8 miles of trails in here. The trails were fast and the transitions across the fire roads were well crafted especially on the blue trail. Plenty of rocks, roots and fallen trees to cross. Some sections were very technical. I enjoyed it allot. There wasn't anything impossible, but it was still very challenging. Some great jumps here and there. The staircase over on the Yellow trail sneaks up on you. If you live in the area and you want some after work XC this is the place to go. I'll be riding this place again next time I'm in NJ.

Recommended Route:
Blue and White trails were the best. There is a main parking lot. I rode in at the corner of Eagle Rock and Prospect. There is a single track right there and just began exploring. I wouldn't worry too much about it being illegal in there. I met some local riders who had been riding in there since the 1990's and they said that efforts were being made to make the park ride legal. I saw some hikers. No sass from them at all.



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Review Date
May 27, 2008

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Juklano ,  Downhiller

Summary:
What can I say... this is what you get for someplace that is cheap (free) and not maintained by any organization. It is extremely dangerous since the trail isn't even groomed and going above 5mph is too fast. Might as well walk down the trail cause this is mountain climbing. I ride regularly at Snowshoe Park in Virginia, Diablo Mountain, and Whistler. I thought it might be a good place to get my bike dialed in but it turned out to be a disaster. There are no trail heads and no signs. If you break a leg or ruin your bike, it is hours of walking. I would not recommend this to anyone since it is in the middle of nowhere and in a reservation.



Comments
bicyclezero (11/07/2008)
I feel this review is completely wrong. Having ridden there myself. My experience was just the opposite. Trails are only as dangerous as the rider. Ride within your ability. The review reads more like someone who is trying to scare mountain bikers away. Maybe a hiker or something.
NFD538 (09/27/2014)
Agreed. "Hours of walking." How do figure? You could walk from one end of the park to the other in under an hour. Probably some dog walker that wants bikes out.
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Review Date
November 16, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Peter Young , from Montclair, Nj, USA

Summary:
I recomend eagle rock to any intermediate mountain bikers. It's good riding fulled with lots of rocky areas, logs, hills, and on the blue trail there is a nice 6 foot high 15 feet long bridge which is fun to ride. Not hard to get lost here, blazes are every couple of feet and roads are all around the reservation.

Recommended Route:
Blue trail

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rifle Camp Park, Mills reservation, south mountain reservation



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Review Date
October 27, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Rob , from Englishtown (formerly Montclair)

Summary:
I lived in Montclair in 2001. Discovered these trails before I knew they were closed. Rode them a few times after that. They're not groomed much at all, but the riding still isn't that difficult. There's one section of stairs that can be fun to ride down. I encountered people walking dogs and horseback riders, and nobody ever told me the trails were closed. So it seems like if you respect the rights of other trail users, you can get a quick workout here. I heard from some fellow riders at a local bike shop that rangers sometimes patrol and will fine you, but like I said, I never experienced any negative effects from riding here.

Recommended Route:
Any .. you can't get lost and if you do you'll pop out on a road soon enough.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Not much within riding distance, but Ringwood and Waywayanda are just a 30-40 min car ride away.



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