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Kittatinny Valley State Park

Average Rating:    (3.58 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

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Latitude
41.01008655723804
Longitude
-74.73462581634521
Trail Directions
From Route 80 take exit 25 and get on Route 206 North. Follow Route 206 North for 7 miles to Limecrest Rd. (County Route 669) and turn at the Exxon Station. Follow Limecrest Rd. for 1 mile to the park entrance on the left. Stop at the park office (green Victorian building at the south end of Lake Aeroflex) for maps and trail information.
Trail Length
8 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Andover
   


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Review Date
July 30, 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: BAIN ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Hands down one of the most fun spots to ride in North Western NJ. Tons of trail options. Everything you go up, you get treated on the way down. New trails popping up all the time, especially opposite the single track down by 206. The bulldog trail crew have been adding some nice terrain. There is a great husband and wife team that does maintenance all the time. 10 plus mile rides are no problem. There are plenty of spots to bring the kids or spouses without worrying about getting worn out or hurt. Plenty of good climbs and downhills. Not much technical, except for rocks.

Recommended Route:
Been riding there for about 3 years now and without showing you the way I can't really explain it. I always try to incorporate all the north trails off of the railroad bed for a great warmup before heading out to the other points of the park. The right side of the tower is hands down the hardest route in the park (unless you stop). There is a short switchback climb just a couple of feet from the parking lot that you will truly appreciate at the end of that trail when you end up meeting up with Lake Aeroflex. The two trails that parallel the train bed from 206 are becoming my favorites due to the new "bulldog" additions on them. Just get there and start peddling anywhere and will see trails. This place rides big for being pretty small, but have fun!

7/2007

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Stokes State Forest is by far the slowest, most technical, bumpy, grueling, ruthless and non forgiving place that I have ever ridin and I love it. If you can ride there you can ride anywhere.



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Review Date
July 23, 2006

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: BikerDan ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Many options in this park. Nothing too difficult. You can stay on the beginner stuff but there is some intermediate too. On the other hand, you can just fly down the Sussex Branch rail trail.



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Review Date
July 10, 2003

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: pixelpixie ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This area has some wonderful trails for beginner and intermediate riders but even advanced can find some fun spots. There are about 15 miles of trails not including where you can access rails to trails- Sussex Trail for easy spinning. There are lots of rocks, rock gardens, switchbacks, roots, some crazy climbs and fun descents. Muddy in spots when it has rained but otherwise, have yourself a great time!

Recommended Route:
all good

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Allamuchy for the more stout of heart



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Review Date
July 2, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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Reviewed by: steve , from sparta,nj

Summary:
dirt digger really ripped the trails and put down the park but for me this place is pretty nice. it is so close to home when i don't want to waste time driving. it is my back yard. i have been riding here before the state took it over. there are some really good trails and single track here if you get to know the park. for myself looking for an after work ride it is perfect. i rarely see anyone here riding on week nights. i have the place to myself which is perfect. it is getting to be bear season there as the rasberries and blackberries come in. last year i would see bears daily. one night i had bears on both sides of the trail around me about 25 yards away. this always keeps the ride interesting so use some caution and just be aware. running in to that mom with her cubs is not something i look forward to. in summary. if you are looking for a decent place to ride and want a quick work out come to kittatinny.

Recommended Route:
to hard to explain but the outer trails provide the longest ride.



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Review Date
September 2, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: skippynice1 , from bloomfield

Summary:
so many people think this place is easy and boring but if you explore the left side{the needle..radio attenna)there are trails all back there then cross branch there are some in there then you go into the park if you think it boring turn around and do it the other way explore you can get 15 or more miles of fun out of it

Other recommended trails in the same area:
allamuchy, high point,stokes,



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