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Shark River Park

Average Rating:    (2.88 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

Fireroads, tight singletrack towards the back of the park, the back is the best, huge stair cases, and a rooted trail that follows the river.
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Latitude
40.20536147688369
Longitude
-74.09248352050781
Trail Directions
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Wall
   


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Review Date
April 9, 2007

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: poor iggy ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Fun little track with nothing too intense, good place to kill 45 minutes. I would not go out of my way to seek out this place, it does not offer that much to warrent the travel time. However if you want to take a spin and play and you live/work in the area its worth checking it out. Just enough elevation changes to keep you rolling through the rock free singletrack.

Recommended Route:
Hidden Creek and Rivers Edge are the trails you want to check out. Although both are located in the same park both are very different, Hidden Creek is good for fast singletrack and drains better. Rivers Edge is more technical with some steps that are needed to be traversed with you carrying your bike over shoulder. I usually take the Hidden Creek trail from Gulley Rd and pick up the Rivers Edge trail on School House Rd. As others have mentioned Rivers Edge does have alot of exposed roots and can get muddy... thus more technical.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Trails worth the trip in Monmouth Co.: Allaire, Hartshorne



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Review Date
October 2, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 0 of 5

Ridden Trail:
More than 3 years

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Reviewed by: Scott ,  Racer

Summary:
Great place to gain expperence with wet conditions (if your not afraid to die from some hell roots). Hidden creek a great trail that ends nicely. The park is basicaly a valley with trails that start on hills, there fore it is, well, mud. I have a great time testing my shocks on the roots, yes there is A LOT of roots going over the trails. It always changes to, one day smooth, the next, hell. Its not the best place to be in with snow fall over 5 inches deep, and with compressed snow in ice form. It happens to become suicde to ride, but thats the fun right?
Recomand Allire for those not use to the extrme root action. Front shocks a must, rode hell for 3 years with no shocks and I took a beating, not my bike. Don't ride a BMX bike there either, my friend Tom did that for 2 years and it sucked.



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Review Date
December 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tom , from Wall NJ

Summary:
Good beginners trails. I made a course out for myselft that I like a lot. I go on all the singletracks and avoid the sand. Hidden Creek is the best trail.

Recommended Route:
From I195 heading east make a left onto (go around jug handle) New bedfoard rd. Its near the end. go to 1st traffic light and make a left onto belmar blvd. go down about 1.5 miles and make a right onto gully rd. belmar blvd. will lead you right to it. the park will be on your left about a mile down. or you can keep going down belmar blvd. until you get to schoolhouse rd. the park will be on your left again.



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Review Date
October 27, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: F8259o8 , from colts neck,nj

Summary:
it is good to learn on not much after that



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Review Date
April 21, 2001

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Bob , from Red Bank

Summary:
Park is fun. Not a testosterone burner. I warm up on the wide trails and then found if you go out of the park...(south toward the resevoir) onto the private property..it is a really fun ride. Saw Herd of deer yesterday and you can get up and get a nice view of the resevoir. Had mud, roots rocks and some nice moderate hill climbs.
It is a nice grab-a-ride-during-the-week place to keep in shape

Recommended Route:
All trails except first part of River Trail..too many Stairs...I like to get going and go tho...Like aerobic rides not slow painstaking tech.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Harteshorn, Huber, Turkey Swamp..etc.



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