Middle Run - TRAIL

Middle Run - Trail, Newark, Delaware

Middle Run Park runs from Pike Creek to the outskirts of Newark. Traveling down Paper Mill Rd (rt 72) toward Newark between Polly Drummond and Possum Park roads the entire left side has tons of great single track.

User Reviews (23)

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John Leer   Cross Country Rider [Nov 10, 2011]

Jim Morrision must have ridden these trails--- roll baby roll, roll roll roll,---- goin to sooth my soul -alright- goin to roll all night long...
I am from Philly area and enjoy Pennypack and Wissy and was riding Fairhill accross the Md boarder - 5 miles away...which has over 50 miles of spread out trails... Then J.M turned me onto Middle run and wow- rolling dirt pack with few hills-
no need to get high = just rock and ROLL
My only complaint is finding the trail head and parking- plus it needs to be closer to Philly so i can ride a couple of times per week -

ROLL

Customer Service

all of em

Similar Products Used: Fairhill and Whiteclay
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Brad   Cross Country Rider [Mar 03, 2011]

Middle run is a great trail. i went there yesterday and it was real muddy. the so called "pump track" isn't really a pump track. it is more of a flowing fast track. you can jump some of the rhythms if you want, but i don't recommend doing so when wet. Also, all of the other trails are really fun. once you get through a challenging climb, it rewards you with some amazing flowy downhill. you can really become part of the trail at middle run. there is also a playground with teeter totters and suspension bridges. DEFINITELY recommend this. AND while you are there DO YOUR PART!!! LEAVE NO TRACE!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Blue Sugar   Cross Country Rider [Jun 15, 2010]

A friend and I spent two days here in early April and Had a great time. This is one of three contiguous riding areas, along With White Clay and Judge Morris and is in the middle of the two, as it's name would suggest. You can park anywhere and ride all three. I'd say it's the best, most complete of the three for trail riding, with a lot of IMBA-style singletrack, meaning it's benched, sustainable, safe, well designed, and with good flow. They do a good job of keeping it safe and sustainable but fun. We're from New England and it doesn't offer the technical challenge we're used to, but the skill is in cornering fast and linking the turns together. It's fun, swoopy, and as aerobic as you want to make it. There are also well-built and safe stunts, mostly log rides.

Customer Service

Go to Bike Line in Newark for local knowledge. They'll tell you about trails that suit your ability, group rides, and where to park for free.

Similar Products Used: White Clay- definitely check out the skills trail.
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
crossup   Weekend Warrior [Sep 29, 2009]

Just rode the White Clay Creek SP, Preserve and Middle Run area for two days and thought an update here was fitting.
Middle Run is as advertized below, I found it well worth riding and revisiting and my girl friend had no problem with the few somewhat more technical areas. LOTS of features, some for the high end of the skills
game. Trails are well marked but some intersections are a bit confusing due to so many trails meeting. The more 'interesting' ride seems to be on the Possum Hollow side..
Add in the easy access to the other two areas and NO FEE parking, its a no brainer where to go when in this area.
We drove 90 miles to go here and will be back soon.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
ryanconroy   Cross Country Rider [Nov 25, 2007]

This trail is great if your just starting out, you need a recovery trail or even just need to change up which trails your riding. No real big climbs, or nasty descents but the trail spinners (the group that maintains the trails) do an awesome job at maintenance and cutting new trails, this is because its actually done by people who mountain bike and know what mountain bikers like to ride, awesome job guys.

Customer Service

Get lost and find your way out, if its your first time. If its too small go across the street to white clay and create a bigger loop.

Similar Products Used: brandywine
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
2
crossracer   Cross Country Rider [Oct 23, 2007]

Well i see it has been a while since this trail has been reviewed. It has been completely revamped on many sections, especially around the water tower. Someone, (i think the trail spinners) worked very hard to transform parts of the park that was showing it's age. What we have now is simply put, FUN!!! Lots of woops, drops, and smooth running trails begging to be taken fast. Of course the people who worked on it used their considerable experience to make this both challanging to the more experienced rider, but still safe for you to take a new rider to enjoy.

Customer Service

Just go and play, you will be impressed with all the new work done there.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
Lee Roop   Weekend Warrior [Aug 27, 2007]

this trial system is awsome. We parked at mcglynns and rode down foxden rode right across the street, pretty big hill (watch out for drivers coming up the hill). As we came to bottom over the bridge the lenape trail is either to your left of right. we went left and rode for maybe 3 hours. Pretty nice trials if you ask me. i would chose these trails over iron hill.lots of bridges and creek crossing, and some technical logs to ride over. Oh, and watch out for some of the bridges, some of them are behind some blind corners and if you have to much speed (like i did) you might go off the bridges..haha. deff. check out these trails!!!

Happy ridding!
Lee

Customer Service

we parked at mcglynns and rode down foxden road. next time we'll look for th eparking lot and park there to get a look at the trail map.

Similar Products Used: lums pond, iron hill, although there not in the same area
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
Ken Cox   Cross Country Rider [Apr 26, 2007]

I've posted a map which includes all of Middle Run and White Clay's trails - 30+ miles of wonderful singletrack in all. http://www.kencox.net/?page_id=29

Customer Service

The twisting trails offer endless variations.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
streetpro0323   Weekend Warrior [Jan 26, 2006]

Middle RingRun is a fast wooded, mostly single track park that’s fun and can be challenging. This system is mostly hard pack with some technical areas that can develop skills for a more difficult ride elsewhere. You’re going to love this system if you’re a pro or a first time rider. If you’re looking to build up some tank, then all you have to do is keep it moving!! If you can ride it out, then you win, if not just Pump Your Breaks!!

Customer Service

Normally we ride the Judge Morris trails to get a quick 4-5 mile warm up and simply cross the street (Polly Drummond Hill Road) into the corn fields and into the system. 95 South to Kirkwood Highway W to a Right turn on Polly Drummond, Judge Morris is on your right about a mile up the road.

Similar Products Used: Brandywine is a nice system. Park at the Courtyard off 202. On the side of the hotel is a trail head.
OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
desurfer   Cross Country Rider [Nov 02, 2005]

This is the go-to spot in the Newark area. It can be confusing for a newbie because the trails aren't well-marked and there are many twists, turns, and junctions, but once you get the hang of it, it's a blast. Plenty of fast singletrack, technical sections, and solid climbs. The sections are rather short, but they can be looped together for as long/tough of a ride as you want.

Customer Service

I start at the Judge Morris parking lot and cross the street to the trail through the cornfield and then it's a fast downhill to the stream. From there, it's whatever you feel like doing. Go with someone who knows the trails the first few times so you can learn the different routes. There's a connector to White Clay and the skills trail, so definitely check that out.

Similar Products Used: Fair Hill (MD), White Clay
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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