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Paulinskill Valley Trail

Average Rating:    (4.12 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 17

The Paulinskill Valley Trail is a rail trail with a packed cinder base extending 27 miles from Sparta Junction, Sussex County, to Knowlton Township, Warren County.
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Latitude
41.04168543250217
Longitude
-74.73827362060547
Trail Directions
The Paulinskill Valley Trail is a rail trail with multiple access points. Please contact the managing agency for maps and directions. Kittatinny Valley State Park, PO Box 621, Andover, NJ 07821. Phone 973-786-6445.
Trail Length
27 miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Unknown
City/County
Sussex and Warren Counties
   


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Review Date
June 19, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Alex , from stillwater

Summary:
Great Trail to get started on!Flat,wide follows paulinskill river.I like starting at paulinskill lake and heading to blairstown airport and back..I hate pedaling up hills so this suits me fine :)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
deer park, stephen state park



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Review Date
February 23, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: dannybobcliffmiester , from lafayettenj

Summary:
this trail is for riders of all skill levels. its not technical at all....but the scenery is very nice. i often use this trail to get around. there are many railroad tracks and they all link up. i have gone all over the county just by following these trails
they are usually well groomed...except for the thaw rite after winter. this is mainly becuz the horse riders tend to think that they are god so they totally destroy it once it thaws. but after its dry its fine.



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Review Date
November 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Ainslie , from Blairstown, NJ

Summary:
I have watched the growth of this trail off and on throughout my life. I remember when I was little before they made it public access and I could only walk 1/2 mile each way before reaching the bridges (which had no bottoms to walk on since the railroad was gone!) In the summer I commuted to work on the trail on my fixed gear. Now that it is winter I ride out as far as I can and turn around and race the sunset back to the house. I agree with everybody else, beware of the horses, the riders tend to act like the path was made for them, thus the road apples are abound. Also, in my experience, wear bright colors during hunting season because despite the profuse "No Hunting" signage, gunshots are often heard close by. But don't let that stop you. I prefer riding my fixed gear over my mountain bike on this trail since it isnt very technical, it adds an extra bit of adventure. Great for all skill levels, you get out what you put into it. I have seen quite a few spills at the gate (there are access gates where roads intersect the path to "keep" motorized vehicles off) where riders try to blitz around it too fast, (including me on one occasion) and a tandem! So that is the only danger I see. One of the best times to ride to see the wildlife, early morning. You will see rabbits, deer, and flocks of wild turkeys, all in close proximity. (and maybe a bear if you are/aren't lucky). I recommend this trail for a year round ride. The experience changes with every season. All the bikers tend to stop at Dale's Market in Blairstown (where I work on Sunday's), across from the Footbridge Park. It is about the only place to refuel along the way if you dont bring your own food.

Recommended Route:
I pick it up right out my back door on E. Crisman by the big waterfall. There is a good bit of parking too for those of you who don't have the luxury of rolling right out of bed onto it like I do.



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Review Date
October 16, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: fred , from B-Town

Summary:
great trail for those not looking for a serious off-road challenge, but can be a great workout nontheless, with great scenery. I've encountered many animals-even chased by a black mama bear (after foolishly photographing a cub {yeah like the commercial}) plenty of deer, rodents, people w/ dogs and horses. BUG SPRAY!

Recommended Route:
I catch it at the foot bridge in Blairstown

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ask the locals about the Blue Mountain trails not far from Flat Brook. If not just ask any trout fisherman how to get to Flat Brook from Blairstown, and you will be able to find Blue Mountain on the way.



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Review Date
September 28, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Alison , from newton, nj

Summary:
How pretty! You can't believe how pretty it is on this trail. You can go for MILES and not even realize how far you have gone. But beware, if you need to go back, keep track of how far you've gone or you will be very tired. Pick up a lunch in Blairstown and have a great picnic at the Footbridge. Incredibly easy but beautiful!

Recommended Route:
From Colbocher Road into Blairstown



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