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Average Rating:    (4.13 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

The trails have 3 log rides and over 15 bridges of various heights and lengths. there are well developed rock gardens and large log crossings. no real climbs or downhills, its a slow technical playground.
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Latitude
40.62950642835527
Longitude
-74.80530738830566
Trail Directions
Route 22 into the whitehouse intersection turn onto 523 by kings and go down until Railroad Ave by the bakery and take that road until you cross the tracks. Turn left there, it will say Nature Preserve. Park and go around the gate and make a right into singletrack then make another right. about 3/4 of a mile in you can turn left or right right brings you back into the parking lot and left goes down to the trail you came off of.
Trail Length
almost 2 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Whitehouse Station
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Review Date
January 27, 2014

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Dargside ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
One of my favorite places to ride, more like round mountain than the main round valley trails (less maintained), be prepared to climb, but extremely rewarding downhill.

Recommended Route:
Either do the main round valley trail and take the fire road to campsite 60 and go back up the mountain, or park in the lot by the train tracks and do it in reverse and take the road to bring you back to wherever you parked

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Round valley, round mountain chimney rock
6 mile( if you want something flat and smooth)



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Review Date
September 18, 2006

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Tom from Rockaway, NJ ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This is the backside of Round Valley. There are 2 main trails from the the parking lot. Take the one down the dirt road to the left of the hiking trail in the corner of the parking lot. It's probably 100 feet from the first trail and make a right. The log bridges and stunts are mostly overgrown and rickety at best. At the end of this trail make a right turn up the mountain. You'll probably have to hike -a-bike to get to the summit. Half way down the backside of this hill make a left and that is the main bike trail in Round Valley at the opposite end of the lake from the main parking area.
The Reserve parking lot is the free parking spot in the summer. I only ride this area when I feel like an extreme workout. There are really tough trails mainly due to the huge hills. I would rate this area higher if there were more than this one trail that has very little character. Someone should try to see if it's a possiblity to make a side trail that has switch backs for the biggest of the climbs. There are 3 big hills here that will challenge the most die-hard hillclimbing fool.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Chimney Rock is better



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Review Date
August 12, 2006

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Michael Galante ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I just got back form riding this location today August 12, 2006 . I made a left turn over the little old bridge and a quick right and parked there. You will see a very small cemetery there, keep riding past the blue water tank on your left and you have to look hard for the trail openings. The first trail I found was at the end where the Nature Preserve sign is. This trail was not maintained and it was more like a mountain then a trail, but I made it to the top and that was it the trail ran out. With all the over growth coming back down was painful ( lots of thorn bushes ). I started heading back when I found another opening. This trail was much better but you would have to be part mountain goat to fully enjoy it. Your gonna have to go over a few big downed trees and walk it most of the way up to the top. Once at the top it looks like the trail goes down to the lake but I didn’t check it out because my ass was kicked walking my bike up a wall. There is a sign that says the trail ends in 500 feet but it must go down to the lake. Going back down was fun, lots of rocks and lots of braking . And again lots of thorn bushes on this trail. If anyone else knows of any other trails at this location I would consider going back to check them out, but if those are the only trails then I would have pass on going back. From what I’ve seen I say this location is over rated.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ringwood Park
Ramapo



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Review Date
November 3, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: James Boden , from Wyckoff New Jersey

Summary:
It sucks. Too many dead animals. They make the whole trail smell bad. I like the sharp jagged rocks on the side though.

Recommended Route:
Just don't go.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Umm in my backyard I have a jump.



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Review Date
January 25, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: tom , from fleminton

Summary:
to web site at top is wrrong it is
www.homestead.com/njr/enter.html

Other recommended trails in the same area:
these trails are fucken cool



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