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TURKEY SWAMP PARK

Average Rating:    (3.64 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 22

THE MAIN FITTNESS TRAIL IS EASY BUT A NICE WORKOUT. OTHER TRAILS CONSIST OF LONG SINGLETRACK RUNS DEEP INTO THE WOODS. A PLACE YOU CAN GET LOST IN. THERE ARE MANY LONG SINGLETRACK TRAILS THAT ARE ALOT OF FUN SOME HILLS GREAT TERRAIN IF YOU CAN FIND THEM.
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Latitude
40.26
Longitude
-74.274167
Trail Directions
FROM GSP, EXIT 123, RT.9 SOUTH TO FREEHOLD MAKE RIGHT ON JACKSON MILLS RD. (BEFORE GOLDEN BELL DINER)GO STRAIGHT THROUGH LIGHT. TRAVEL ABOUT 4-6 MILES MAKE RIGHT ON GEORGIA RD. TRAVEL ABOUT 4 MILES PARK IS ON LEFT. PARK IN THE BACK LOT.
Trail Length
many a miles
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Freehold
   


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Review Date
April 24, 2009

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: chuckf ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
My son is playing soccer nearby, so I'm going to try riding this park. I did find a trail map at this url,

http://199.233.80.44/documents/130/Turkey%20map.pdf



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Review Date
March 14, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: checkptfit ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I just moved down to the area and was looking for a place to ride. I checked out Turkey Swamp and actually enjoy it. It is pretty flat, so there is a lot of pedaling and you can easily put together a couple of miles of trail riding. It is a fun cardio type of park. But if you are looking for technical this is NOT the park for you. If you are looking to just get outside and pedal pedal pedal, then this is a fun little place. The back sections get muddy even if there is a hint of rain. Also while riding there, enjoy the wildlife. Packs of deer are usually around, and they don't call it Turkey Swamp for nothing...there are lots of them noisy birds as well.

Recommended Route:
Make your own...you never really are that far from your car.



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Review Date
September 5, 2006

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 0 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: late_start ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I drove 50 minutes to check out this trail in the summer of 2005. The trails appeared virtually unused. I kept going down different trails, but they would inevitably turn into an unpassable mass of brush, fallen trees, or sand. The well-used trails were directly adjacent to the camping areas and were used for a lot of hikers and general camper foot traffic. There appeared to be some potential for decent beginner trail riding, or a place to bring your girlfriend, but in good conscience, I cannot recommend this trail based on what I experienced last year. Until this place gets regular use (by locals) or some maintenance, don't waste your time.

Recommended Route:
Go back to I-195. 9 miles east to exit 31 for Allaire. Or 11 miles west to exit 11 for Clayton.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Allaire, Clayton are much better options nearby. Ringwood is the best in NJ. Hartshorne, Six Mile Run, Huber, Sourlands, and Chimney Rock, of course.



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Review Date
January 6, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: tomsxx ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
All is about the same as my posted review of April 2002 except now some portions of the trails where there was thorns have been 'hacked' away apparently by some kind of motorized bush clearer. Also there are parts of the trails that hold rain water more than before because of deep crevices without sufficient drain off.

Recommended Route:
Same as review of April 2002.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Same as review of April 2002.



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Review Date
July 21, 2003

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: DaveGT101 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Turkey Swamp is not very technical, but can be a good cardio workout. I usually go there on the weekdays because it's not very crowded and it gives me time to work on hopping, powerlifting, wheelies, etc... in preparing for more technical courses which I goto on the weekend (chimney rock hartshorne etc) Don't drive anything over a half hour to get here.. I'm sure there are places closer that can offer the same thing.

Recommended Route:
There are some nice trails by the docks on the pond... take the trail to the left of the docks when facing the water. There are some steps near the docks as well and there are also some steps by the trail to the left of the docks.. these are to practice hopping off of and climbing. I usually do several runs in a row

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Hartshorne, Allaire, Chimney Rock, Huber



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