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Lebanon State forest

Average Rating:    (1.83 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 6

South Jersey Pine Barrens. Flat and non technical. Two Main trails. Red and White. Red trail great for families and beginners to the sport. White trail links up with red and utilizes bike paths, roads and some fun single track. White trail has many different branches that can be confusing. Scenery is pines, oaks, cranberry bogs, and ponds. Can ride all day and not see another soul out there. Maps are available from the park office, and many dirt roads intersect the trails offering the opportunity for increased mileage. Can be buggy in the Summer, with some snakes(near bogs) Get a map from the office, and I bring a compass sometimes when I'm going way out. Lack of landmarks in this huge forest can get you turned around if you venture off the marked trails. Fun, easy, and some great scenery.
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Latitude
39.64006632964755
Longitude
-74.6601676940918
Trail Directions
Park entrance at Route 70 milepost 27.5 or off Route 72 milepost 2
Trail Length
10 plus(if you dirt roads)miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Pemberton
   


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Review Date
October 22, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: boxjoint ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I have read some of the other reviews and HAVE to comment. First, I agree that it is mostly flat and non technical however, it does have some very nice singletrack that snakes through the pines. This the pine barrens mind you so don't expect anything exciting. The white trail (Mt. Misery) has a few small hills with sand that will work the legs out. Some sections of the trail will keep you on your toes with narrow passage through the trees and underbrush covering your view of the trail to about 10-20 feet.

Some sections can be a bit annoying with thick sugar like sand. Me and the wife were thinking about writing and voulenteering some time to build a board section through these sandy ereas if permitted.

In summary if you are looking for an adreniline filled thrill ride this trail is NOT for you. If you want some nice singletrack and a workout this trail is a peach. I recommend visiting after a light snowfall because the pines hold the snow and you feel like you are riding through another world.

Recommended Route:
Park at Pakim pond and take the white trail to Mt. Misery. Ride along the Cranberry bog and continue on the white trail to the red trail. The red trail is gravel lined but turnes into a short section of single track before it leads back to the pond.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Bring a GPS and explore. Many many off trails.



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Review Date
November 4, 2005

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: WitchSwitchBack ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
The other reviewer talked about being buggy and they weren't kidding. This trail has so many horseflies you forget what you're supposed to be doing on the trail - having fun. Maybe a better ride when it's cold outside, but during the summer I would stay away.

There is nice scenery and wildlife, but the flies ruined it for me



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Review Date
December 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: John U , from Cherry Hill

Summary:
Mostly single track with some short stretches of sand. Low technical level, 8.5 miles. Good for beginners and intermediates. Great view of bogs, cedar stands and swans. Much too sandy to bike during the warm months. You feel like your really out in the forest away from civilization. The Outdoors Club of South Jersey (www.ocsj.org) has rides here that take you on the unmaped trails (which there are many).

Recommended Route:
Mt. Misery Trail aka "White Trail"
Park at Pakim Pond. Pick up the White Trail by going over the dam at the pond and go east.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mercer County Park



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Review Date
April 4, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Spec. Enduro Pro of Colts Neck , from Colts Neck, NJ USA

Summary:
Please disregard other simular review dated March 9, 2002 if it is still posted. Review: Flat and non-technical. But it covers a lot of ground and it will give your legs a workout because of sand. I found it more of an annoyance than a benefit. You will experience a lot of a 'sinking feeling'. If sand, pine barrens, and bogs thrill you, then go for it. I did not find much singletrack except for a small section. I traveled over 55 miles twice in the last 2 years to here and I do not think I'll be back unless I happen to just be in the area.

Recommended Route:
Central/South New Jersey entrance on route 70 and 72 Burlington County

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Allaire, Wharton, & Elmer State Park



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Review Date
March 9, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Spec. Enduro Pro of Colts Neck , from Colts Neck, NJ USA

Summary:
Flat and non-technical. But it covers a lot of ground and it will give you legs a workout because of sand. I found it more of an annoynace than a benefit. You will experience a lot of a 'sinking felling'. If sand, pine barrens, and bogs thrill you, go for it. I did not find much singletrack except for a small section. I traveled over 50 miles twice in the last 2 years to here and I do not think I'll be back unless I happen to just be in the area.

Recommended Route:
Central/South Jersey entrance on route 70 and route 72 Burlington County

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Allaire, Wharton, & Elmer State Park



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