Mahalon Dickerson - Trail, Lake Hopatcong, Jersey

Mahalon Dickerson - Trail, Lake Hopatcong, Jersey

DESCRIPTION

Wide trails, rolling terrain, very rocky. Some single track.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 04, 2011]
MannyL358
Weekend Warrior

To get a good understanding of what this trail system is like you should check out this review video.

Check it out: http://www.videotrailreviews.com/Mahlon

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 23, 2006]
Tom from Rockaway, NJ
Weekend Warrior

I learned to ride back in 89 on a fully rigid Mongoose in this park. Alot has changed since then. Do not pay attention to the next review. I have riddeen everywhere from bike parks in CA, CO and VT to cross county rides like the Flume trail at Lake Tahoe. This place can either be suprisingly fun or fustratingly boring depending on the route you take.
There are serveral new technical singletrack routes to have fun on. The ones I've discovered are mostly on the opposite side from the Safin Pond parking lot. Check these new trails out before you form a negative opinion.

Customer Service

I'll list 3 fun, moderately technical trails to try out:
1) Go over to the parking lot for the ball fields and picnic area. Head down the main trail to the first intersection and make a left. You need to make a right and a left to stay on this trail and at the top of a hill there will be a very narrow (new) singletrack on your right. Take that all the way out to the first intersection and make a left. You will get a view of Jefferson High school on your right. At the next intersection either continue staight for extreme rock garden experience or exit either right or left on to an easier doublewide.
2)This new trail near Weldon Road is in between saffin pond and the picnic area parking lot. It's near the gravel trail taking you up to the the highest point in Morris County. The entrance is on the right almost at Weldon road. Take this up a very steep hill and there will be a loop. Go past the first trail on the right- this is the way out. take the loop in a counter clockwise direction and go around the wire fence and back north right next to Weldon road.
3) This singletrack trail comes out right at the corner of Saffin Pond parking lot and the rail trail across the street.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Aug 30, 2005]
neoleony1
Downhiller

I followed the route in the mt biking guide of new jersey, and also rode all the side trails. This was with out a doubt some of the worst riding I have ever experienced. I can't believe other people have rated it as high as they did. People that rate this trail/trails as above average have never actually been on a good trail. The mt biking guide rated this ride as difficult, but I am fairly sure any scrub riding these trails would have no problem.

Customer Service

None. Go to Utah

Similar Products Used:

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OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 15, 2005]
JCanizales
Cross Country Rider

Great park, great trails. The park is sueted for all mountain bikers, beginner to advanced. It has a good mixture of everything. The park has a ton of trails to pick depending on your technical riding abilities as well as how much punishment your lungs can take. Some trails are gravel, single tracks, rockgardens, logs, stumps, roots, technical climbs, fast decents etc.. The park is a blast. You can spend a half hour to a half day at the park. I have seen a ton of wildlife including black bears. Pretty cool!

Customer Service

I usually park at saffins pond, cross the street and start my ride on the gravel rode. I ride a little over a mile, then I make the second right onto a series of trails. At this point, you have entered the meat of the park. Have fun and explore. I usually climb all the way to the top where the camping sites are. I come back down and end up on the same gravel road at which I entered. I then head back to saffins pond, I ride along side the pond and I make a left towards the dam. At this point, take the trail on the right hand side. Take that trail to the end. It it will eventually put you back on the road about two miles up. Cross the road again and pedal for about a half mile heading up the road. You will see a trail on you left handside. Enter the trail, you back into the meat of the park again. Again, explore, have fun and find your way back.

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OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jul 14, 2003]
Weekend Warrior

First time there this weekend, and found it to be exactly like all the other reviews. Great incline/decline technical rocky hills(intermediate & experience riders a plus).A little bit of everything for the riders to enjoy. A definate challange.Although i must say, be ready to get eaten alive by the huge bugs & MESQUITOS, for you are in there enviroment and they can care less. Definate fast track. Will return many more times to enjoy all it has to offer.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Nov 17, 1998]
Alan

There's a lot of trails in this park. The ones in the Northern region, I think are the most fun. These trails are very rocky. Boulders as a matter of fact, so if your not used to navagating huge rocks, be careful

Customer Service

The northern end of the Reservation.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Dec 08, 1998]
bill

Once your in the parking lot, cross the road (North). This is the start of some nice technical riding. There is plenty of things to hop and jump. Plenty of rocks (big and small) to ride around. There is a nice 3 foot ramp along the trail.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Feb 21, 1999]
mtbdemon

these trails are too good... that it is now illegal to ride.
it is closed, indefinitely... not even for racing.
so pls. let us all be good boys and girls and do our share of volunteering or it will be your favorite trail next. this was mine!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
[Mar 31, 1999]
Bruce Jacobs

Both sides of the park have Norba courses. From the parking lot yu can ride around and passed the lake until you find the left turn that will put you on the path around the tip of the second lake. You come out on a road, go left, and left again for a murderous uphill climb up the "devil's staircase." At the top most turn left for some great single track, rocks and something called the wall that I have never seen anyone climb all the way. If you went right you get a nasty downhill and into a network of trails that can take you to the fire tower with no way out except down a kamakaze run down the old ski trail. Get a map or bring a tent.

Customer Service

Both sides of the park are great. Get a good map. The parks dept. map is not great.

Similar Products Used:

The other side of Mahlon.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
[Jul 24, 1999]
peter mcpherson

if you wanna know more about riding in NJ go to:
www.homestead.com/njr/enter.html

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
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