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No. of Reviews: 28

Lots of singletrack and hilly terrain. Lots of quality riding.
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Latitude
41.18511378854675
Longitude
-74.42207336425781
Trail Directions
Route 94 in Vernon & Warwick to Greenwood Lake Tpk. Go to top of the mountain and look for entrance signs to the park. There are signs marking the trail entrances.
Trail Length
15 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
West Milford
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Review Date
October 4, 2013

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: Owen N ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is by far my favorite place to ride! I grew up in warwick and just discovered the riding here this past season. Ive ridden there tons of times since and thought that this place needed an updated review and route suggestion. I believe there is alot of new trails cut since the last reviews.

Here is the link to the new JORBA Trail map.
http://www.jorba.org/sites/default/files/WW1.png

There are 2 or 3 trails not listed on this even still.

This is technical riding but not as techy as Ringwood. A lot more dirt and loam and some wonderful sections through the hemlocks. Nature Jim and Black Bears rockwork and trail cutting is excellent. Hats off gents.


So here is the Massive loop. There are 3 different variations depending on where you park:

Ill give you two. you can figure out the Hoeferlin Variation.

B) Park at the Boathouse: Follow the carriage path to the left of the boathouse. Go straight past the Furnace and past the Campground circle. This will put you on Double Pond. After a swamp and bridge. You will take a right onto Red Dot Trail. Red dot is a typical waway rocky hilly singletrack. When you come to a fork in the trail, take it! It doesnt matter which way you go, they reconnect after a bit. A short while after they rejoin, the trail splits again. This time a light green marker (new) and the old red. Again it doesnt matter which you take but i prefer the greenish one. Take either one to the end where it spits you onto Cherry Ridge. Take a right and ride all the way until you see the Cherry Ridge Parking Ciricle at the top of Banker/Cedar Swamp.

Recommended Route:
C. My Favorite Loop: Bypass paying and parking in wawayanda by Turning onto Clinton Rd. Take a right onto Cherry Ridge Road at Lake Lookover. Take this to the end where it turns into dirt road and park up at the circle. May need 4WD.
The Wall starts directly ahead. Take this trail uphill and bear right at the fork. At the top of the hill take a sharp left to access the more advanced features. Take this trail all the way, Down some rollers, and past the tricky Wall section. This will put you back out on Cherry ridge. bear left on Cherry ridge. the road crosses a bridge and immediatly to your left there is a hidden trail entrance to Mojo Swamp. This trail rides the edge of the swamp and its awesome and tight. take this until you get to some open grassy singletrack. Keep an eye out for its continuation on the left. This gets a little swampy but then its heads uphill and dumps you onto Old Coal. About 10 feet to your left across the road is the Entrance to Hemlock and Load. Take the windy trail through the loamy dirt with some fun rollers and drops and go arounds. This puts you onto the road near Lake Lookout. Take a left and cross the lake where you will take a left on Pickle. This gnarly rocky trail will lead you right to Rattlesnake. Take the Rattlesnake climb up the switchbacks onto the pipeline clearing at the top. You can go left across the clearing to Pines but i prefer to go right back into the ferns on Tombstone. A nice descent back to Turkey Ridge. Take a right on Turkey ridge and follow it across the pipeline. past the bottom of pines, until

Other recommended trails in the same area:
it becomes SingleTrack.. You will see a sign for Buddha hopefully and take that. (Somewhere around this area is Thirsty Dog. It is a fantastic out-and-back trail with some amazing stonework and ridge riding, if you see an unmarked trail take it. It ends on a flat stone table where you turn around) Buddha will take you across Old Coal to Split Rock Trail. This trail has some awesome bridges and rockwork as well. Definetely challenging. A fun downhill and a very tight rhodendron section to get you back to the pipeline. Cross the pipeline and continue on the trail to the fireroad. Follow this back to the Cherry Ridge lot, or take Ferber on the left uphill back to the lot.
If you Parked at the boathouse and are itching for some more trail: Take a right off the parking lot onto Porcupine. Take this to a left on Rockadendron. Take a right on Cherry Ridge and follow this allll the way back to about the White Dot (Lookout) trail. A bit past this a new (unmarked/mapped) trail starts in a clearing to your right. Follow this awesome trail to a fork and take a right. Up some challenging switchbacks. You land on Sitting Bear.(orange) take a left and follow this back to the lake parking.



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Review Date
October 11, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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4.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Maxxis ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:

I ride this park all the time since I live in the area, so here is the unvarnished truth. It's definitaly not for the folks that like ski resort downhills and ride downhill bikes. Who are we kidding? It's for cross country riding. For years the park had a flow issue which has changed with time and new trails. This is also the most scenic park in the area as it gets the least amount of use and the trails skirt lakes, ponds, swamps and almost pristine forest in many areas. You cannot ride this area in a day.

Recommended Route:
This is a good route for a day. Start at the boat launch and take the jeep road, at the left, towards the dam and make a left. Cross the dam and continue straight onto Wingdam and make a quick right up a hill and follow it around the shore line and back out to Wingdam. After you pass the next dam (the real wingdam) look for the Sitting Bear on the right. (Technical and swoopy with rock gardens and great views) At the end, bear right onto Laurel Pond double track to the end and right onto Cherry Ridge pass the gate and 200 yard left on the White LO Trail. (Sorry more technical single track) At the end bear left down a steep hill to the lake and on the near side of the lake, right onto the unmarked Pickle Trail (Darn. More of that techy sgl track) to the end. I like to go left here onto Turkey Ridge and stay straight until a climb just past a brook. This is The Pines Trail. Bear left at the top of the climb and continue to the end. Cross the gas line to the unmarked Rattlesnake and have fun riding through the Cambodia and Heart Attack sections. Heart Attack is a big easy drop taken straight or take the left safer ventricle. Follow to the end and you're back at the end of Pickle.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ringwood and the new Jungle Habitat area in West Milford, a great place.



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Review Date
August 13, 2007

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: John D ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode a section of Wawayanda I hadn't been in for a while. I think this is part of the turkey ridge area. Normally we ride the shoreline on lookout lake as part of our loop. This time we changed it up a little and instead of riding old coal and making a right into lookout lake we stayed on the carriage road for about a mile. This takes you to the trail head on the right.Take the right in for a short way and make a left at the fork. This will bring you to a small rock outcropping. There are orange markers going off to the left which are very easy to spot.I don't know who worked on this single track but I have to say nice job. This is by far the best section of single track I've ridden in the park. There are stone ramps and bridges in here that are fantastic. There are alot of tight technical climbs and turns.This is definately not for the novice rider and even expert riders will have to work hard to clean this trail.A buddy of mine did it the day before and talked it up. He was right. As you get to the end there is a small narrow bridge. Cross that and come ou to a clearing which I guess is the gas line. Make a right go down to the carraige road and go left. This will bring you out to the circle on cherry ridge

Recommended Route:
Hoefferlin to banker(stay right at the intersections).Banker is kind of boaring but you can move pretty quick through here. Out to cherry ridge make a right follow to old coal make a left up to the Y. Make a right into lookout lake. Left at the end of the lake . Ride the shoreline(this is a nice little technical). At the end make a right on the carraige road and then a quick left into the rattlesnake trail.Follow this loop back to the carraige road . Go back to the shoreline trail going the opposite way.It's like a different trail going backwards, plus you can avoid the carraige roads. Take this to the dam and make a left up the hill to the lookout trail(first right).Follow out to the carraige road through the gate make a left on laurel pond. follow laurel pond till it flattens out and look for the single track on the left. This is a pretty ride along Wawayanda lake. Follow this all the way out to the end . Follow the carraige roads out to the main road . Back towards the ranger station and make a right into black eagle. Follow black eagle back to Hoefferlin. Make a left . Nice little downhill and back to the car.



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Review Date
September 7, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: hill_climber ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Waywayanda is a great place to ride. Just rode here on 9/6/04 for my first time and was very impressed. A good spot to hit for any intermediate/experienced rider.



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Review Date
August 19, 2004

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: NJ freerider ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is good to ride maybe once a summer. I would not consider this mountsain biking in the least. I am pretty used to cannonbal trail at the top of skyline drive and find it much more of a challenge and therefore keeping me interested. Find my mind wandering too much on the fire roads to actually pay attention to the 10 minutes of technical stuff. I did the route that you guys all said, so, maybe i am missing something there.

Recommended Route:
Top of Skyline

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Oaklan NJ, Cannonball trail. Ringwood state park.



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