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Franklin Trails

Average Rating:    (3.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Great local trail to practice for harder ones. No one ever goes there. Find the trails via the dirt road, then follow through the woods. Very narrow, single lane trails takes you through streams, up steep hills, and down through a dense patch of trees. You will need to maneuver through very narrow gaps between those trees at high speed, making sharp turns to avoid a collision. Good overall practice trails for the harder routes.
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Latitude
40.47359141968406
Longitude
-74.57107543945312
Trail Length
4
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
North Brunswick
State/Territory/Province
NJ
Country
US
Web Address
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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
April 26, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: myshiningone ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Not sure what the previous reviewer is referring to as the "back door" to 6mile?? I ride this often as a post-work ride(when it's dry!!) Trail described is referred to as 6mile mostly, or franklin trails. They are very easy trails. Excellent place for a good long, fast moving XC ride. Not technical. Trail becomes unrideable for days after rain and may not be possible to ride the full 6 miles due to an overgrown marsh in the summer where the dense grasses grow to 7ft.

Recommended Route:
Excellent place for a good long cardio ride. The trail is 6 miles out and 6 miles back if you start from either Canal Rd or Rt27(soccer field entrance). Great place for winter riding as well. Riding from Canal Rd offers some single track and dirt road along the farmland that borders the park.
Jorba did an excellent job improving these trails around 2008 I believe. Much better flow. Thanks guys!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chimney Rock(washington valley park), Clayton Woods, Cheesequake, Hartshorne, Lewis Morris.



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Review Date
August 17, 2008

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: hackman ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Key element! This trail is a feeder to six mile run trails. If you follw this trail to So. Middlebush Rd. The 'back door' to six mile run is dead ahead.

See my six mile run review for that summary.

Recommended Route:
take your time and try each 'branch' as ther are many (contrary to previous posts) I have logged ~8+ miles in this area alone with about 40% double-back.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Six Mile Run



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Review Date
January 31, 2008

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: din1245 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
i like it...enough up and down hills to not get bored long enough to get a dec work out...4 different sectionsreal skinny single track...a few bridges...at the end cross the road and go into a 5th section...obsticles change every time i go it seems...fun and fast...not alot of riders so dont go leave it to me...

Recommended Route:
the only one go fast

Other recommended trails in the same area:
chimmney rock road go a few times you will find uyour way around there is a huge loop...



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Review Date
June 4, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: zackde ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good in building basic technical skills, this one directly connects to 6-mile run at somerset. This is the nearest point you can google map it is opposite is the soccer field which leads to the trail : Lincoln Hwy corner Hidden Lake Dr
North Brunswick NJ


Trail Description:
Great local trail to practice for harder ones. No one ever goes there. Find the trails viathe dirt road, then follow through the woods. Very narrow, single lanetrails takes you through streams, up steep hills, and down through adense patch of trees. You will need to maneuver through very narrowgaps between those trees at high speed, making sharp turns to avoid acollision. Good overall practice trails for the harder routes.
How to get there:
From NewBrunswick, take Route 1 South to Cozzens Lane(after Walmart andPathmark shopping centers). Make right on Cozzens Lane, around bend andfollow to the end. You will come to a "T" in the road, with a WaWa onthe corner. Make a left here onto Route 27 South. Follow this about 1/2mile until you see Hidden Lake apartments on the left. On the right,you will see a field. Park anywhere you can find a spot, then cross thefield to enter the trails.



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Review Date
June 4, 2007

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: jamespearl ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great for a beginner trail. This was my first ride on my new bike and I felt really confident the whole time. Their is plenty of fun obstacles and challenging terrain with easy coasters that aren't too demanding. I highly suggest any beginner to check out this trail! The only negative I have is that we did not know where we were going most of the time. The trail has no signs and you pretty much just head "by feel". Otherwise it was a great experience!

Recommended Route:
Still learning the area. I have heard from other locals that the trails lead to the Six Mile Run network along the lines, but I have yet to find them.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Six Mile Run



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