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Kilmer Reserve

Average Rating:    (3.74 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 38

Best Kept Secret Middlesex County! 10 miles of interconnecting trails. It's the only trail system in the area. You will get a great workout Elevation: Moderate Change Challenge: Intermediate/Advanced The Kilmer Reserve has an extensive system of trails located on the Livingston campus of Rutgers University. Most of these trails consist of singletrack with a surface of hard packed dirt. There are several technical sections along these trails with obstacles such as rocks, roots, and fallen trees. This park also has a lot of steep climbs and descents to challenge experienced mountain bikers.
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Latitude
40.52019361868175
Longitude
-74.44129943847656
Trail Directions
The Kilmer Reserve is located off of Avenue E on the Livingston campus of Rutgers University. Take Route 287 North or South to River Road Exit. Go West on River Road towards the university or football field. Turn left on Metlars Lane. Turn right at first traffic light. Turn right on Avenue E. Its the first right hand turn you can make. The parking and main entrance is on the right. There are also two other entrances I use on the right as you approach Avenue E across from the parking lots.
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Piscataway
   


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Review Date
August 28, 2012

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: henry ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Seems like the trail hasn't been maintained since i last ride on out a few years ago. It's not really the same any more. Its really tame now and doesn't have the same aggressive jumps and bridges it used to have.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Been riding Six Mile Run and Chimney Rock instead.



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Review Date
July 15, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: jetskir118 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This Trail offers many challenges for all types of riders. Like the previous reviewer it has everything for everyone. Lots of cross trails to go exploring and vary your ride. Helmets and eyeware are a must with all the low hanging branches. Sharp turns that turn into drops or a short steep climb that turns rather quickly are some of the technical aspects of this great little hidden secret.

Recommended Route:
Avenue E great parking across the street.



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Review Date
August 20, 2006

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: yd35 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The thing I enjoy the most is the many transitions. Lots of short steep hills, quick descents, and fun obstacles along the way. I'm not sure I'd go here if I lived an hour away, but since I can bike there in 10 minutes, it's an awesome place to hit up for a quick ride after work to blow some steam off.

Recommended Route:
NOTE: the so called freeride area with the dirt jumps and and tabletop jumps has been vandalized. two out of the three tabletop jumps have been lit on fire and as a result, are unridable. shame.



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Review Date
August 1, 2006

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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4.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: HPbiker ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Good set of trails on the Livingston campus, that seems to be a pretty well kept secret. You'll occasionally see other bikers in here, but only in the freeride area, which consists of step ups, gaps, stream crosings, ladders, etc. Theres trails all over in here, so its hard to get bored, I'm always finding something new and I live right down the street. Some of the trails are getting overgrown with grass and stuch I guess because of how this summer has been and the lack of riders, but this whole place is a great ride. From the outside it looks pretty flat, but theres some pretty nice elevation change once you get inside. Just go and explore around, its big enough where you might get a little lost, but if you just ride around somemore you'll find your way back out. The gay guys used to be a problem back in the 90's, but the Rutgers Police seem to have it under control now (I would suggest taking a cell phone with you though just incase you see anything going on). Its a great place to ride, and if anyone wants to go riding back there or do some trail maintanance, just PM me!

Recommended Route:
Theres so many different routes in here. You could just stay in the freeride area if you want, or you could go out and explore. Theres a good 12 miles of trails in there.



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Review Date
January 17, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: eclark7 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
These are not BMX jumps, they were all built by mtbers for mountain bikes. Someone please go out here when it warms up and post reviews of how my trails are. Also please run off the homos. I have moved to Florida and desperately miss my home woods. The creek jump is totally smooth, it is a 15 ft gap, small step up to a flat lander. Just go fast and do it. I hope people go ride these trails, as I have 3 of my best years ever riding those trails!!

Recommended Route:
Big loop to hit all of the stunts. There are 9 good sized jumps, 3 man made bridges and 2 of the coolest natural log rides ever. Also, go out of the woods to the loading docks, and there is a big drop to a nice tranny lander, probably 5 to 8 feet, depending on how far you go down.



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