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RINGWOOD STATE PARK

Average Rating:    (4.56 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 94

ONCE YOU GET OUT OF THE LOT YOU MAY THINK ITS ALL FIRE ROADS BUT KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN AND YOU WILL FIND ENDLESS AMOUNTS NJ'S MOST TECHNICAL SINGLE TRACK(YOU WANT THE GREEN TRAIL)ITS GOT ROCKS,CLIMBS,KILLER DOWNHILLS YOU NAME IT....ALSO ITS VERY EAST TO GET LOST SO FIND SOMEONE IN THE PARKING LOT TO HOOK UP WITH!
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Latitude
41.10729525859946
Longitude
-74.23324584960937
Trail Directions
TAKE 208 OR 287 TO SKYLINE DRIVE GO RIGHT @EXIT PROCEED TO END (A FEW MI)MAKE RIGHT PROCEED A FEW MILES THAN MAKE SECOND RIGHT ONTO SLOATSBURG RD. YOU SHUOLD SEE SIGNS FOR THE PARK AT THAT PIONT....ONCE IN PARK PROCEED TO LOT C,YOU WILL SEE THE TRAIL HEAD.
Trail Length
ENDLESS
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
RINGWOOD
   


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Review Date
July 5, 2013

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: bicyclezero ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
You most likely will get lost IF your phone dies and it is your GPS. The trail markers are bad. The little trail names written all over the map they give you are real cute. They just aren't noted anywhere on the trails so they are meaningless and clutter the already bad map that is soon to turn into a sweat destroyed pulpy mess in your pocket. Take it anyway though! Okay - I don't want to be negative here about the place itself - It is a great place to ride and people have been building new trails. "Cannonball Trail" isn't really any good. It is marked with a white "C" in a red circle. It is just a name and isn't very fast. I ended up on this thinking I would use the east - west blue hiking only trail to get back to the Ringwood trail (red trail). They aren't kidding about the blue - and many parts of the yellow. It will be hike-a-bike if you decide to ignore the hiking only designation. So I wound up at the southern most point of the park where the map ends and I had to go back on the yellow despite its hike-only designation. This section of the yellow was great for biking and eventually intersected with a new portion of the red trail not on the map that was obviously built by mt. bikers. It was great! A fast downhill technical swichback that seemed to never end. It was a long way to go to get to it - but worth it! Accept for being late to a family event later in the day. 3 hours late. I was waaaaay lost. At the time I rode there in late June of 2013 there was a pipeline under construction and they prohibited riding in a good portion of the park. Which was poorly enforced despite some rent a cops in a gas powered golf cart looking thing. I rode where I wanted. Top it all off, it was very good. I started from lot C and had a good amount of riding, some climbs, rock gardens and such.

Recommended Route:
I got so lost. Started at Lot C - marked PC on the map. Watch out for getting cut-off in areas that are for hiking only as they are really just that in some places.



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Review Date
March 7, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Tomsmadness ,  Racer

Summary:
Ringwood is about an hour from me, usually race here once a year, take a "casual" ride a few times a month. If you know where to find them, certain trails really help to hone your technical skills, and there's some great downhill sections.

Recommended Route:
Race course is great. If you go it alone stick to the stuff near the north end where it is better maintained for mountain biking. Exploring more southerly gets hairy but theres some good stuff to be found, bring maps cause it's easy to get lost.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Do alot of training at stewart in New Windsor, not too technical in most spots but blast through here most of the week, 15 minutes from me. 909, Wawarsing and blue mountain when I have time for a drive. Ringwood is probably the most technical just outside the hudson valley, challenging to a spinner like me. I ride Schunemunk mountain in Cornwall/Woodbury sometimes but don't recommend it.



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Review Date
June 17, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: MannyL358 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Want a good look at the trails in this park? Check out this video http://www.videotrailreviews.com/RingwoodPark



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Review Date
February 1, 2011

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: xc/mxracer ,  Racer

Summary:
Endless amounts of trail possibilities. jorba has made 2 trails and the are amazing. The race course is the most fun thing ever. The rinwood to ramapo trail is my favorite trail in my life. it is so technical somtimes u just want to scream. i know skylands trail has drops for the free ride and downhiller but red trail is a down hill trail but im an xc er an i have a blast.

Recommended Route:
ADVANCED
Start at shepards lake than turn right at the first trail after the boat house. go up the hill. go straight across the fire road eventuallly you turn right and you are on red trail this is pretty technical. you will probably have to cross over several fire roads but stay on the red marker.when you get to a fire road closed to the school make a sharp left.go up the hill pass the hiking red trail and keep climbing when you can see thetop just go straight the later you will have to turn right at red trail and this is the fastest section it has small one foot drops but it will take you to the school and i dont know where to go from there

Other recommended trails in the same area:
the race course



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Review Date
July 7, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: CraShRyDer7@gmail.com ,  Downhiller

Summary:
great place to train and ride pre-season. the it is actualy not very technical at all, but if you know your lines, it is very fast. its nice and rocky! most of the trails are more focused on xc/ all mountain riders. but there is a hidden freeride trail with a 15ft drop, a north shore, 25ft drop, and a nice 30ft roll in at the end. when it comes to dh trails, its kinda hard to find, but freeride trails is very hard to find. the dh trails are scattered between xc trails, or are trails that xc riders ride up. i am currently building a few strictly dh trails though, and a few seem like fun for freeride.

Recommended Route:
go to the 2nd parking lot on skyline drive, ride down the fire road, go stait untill theres a turn, keep going strait into the woods were u will see a trail, follow it, untill you see some single track, theres a fork in it, take a left. folow that and when you see a fireroad keep going strait and shoot out into a fast rocky trail as fast as you can. there are a few steep sections but it is mostely justa slight downhill with a lot of rock.but its decently fast. at the end take a left on the fireroad. follow and look to left, theres a trail that will take u to the lake. keep to the right on both the forks in that trail and it will lead you to a natural 7ft drop i make a trail to today. after that take a left, and take the trail to the right, dont take the bridge, and that will leed you the the bottom parking lot.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
anything steep, fast, and rocky is good there



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