Cheesequake State Park - Trail, Matawan, Jersey

Cheesequake State Park - Trail, Matawan, Jersey

DESCRIPTION

Fairly technical, lots of roots, short steep climbs and similar decsends, but nothing too difficult. It's a very short trail system.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 16, 2017]
LRG
Weekend Warrior

As was mentioned, its short and technical with lots of roots and sections of trail that need maintenance as trees are down. White Trail is the Multi Use trail and its basically a loop with a road traversing it where you can pickup small trails to break up the ride.

Customer Service

Started at the Park and Ride Parking lot off of Parkway exit 120 and headed to the left entrance on White trail.

Similar Products Used:

Six Mile Run, Chimney Rock

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RATING
4
VALUE
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2
[Jun 20, 2014]
nick c
Weekend Warrior

this park is basically just a way for the local police too harass people that are out to have a nice day. their were 4 rent a cops on a stretch of road within the park that could not have been more then a mile in length. And they were busy. pulling over and harassing park attendees for anything they could. the kind of people that write you a ticket for your brake light being out. while I sat there awaiting my own ticket I watched them pull over 1 out of 4 cars, one officer was directing traffic and would randomly stick his head in vehicles as they were passing by. shameful behavior at what is supposed to be a public resource.

If you are looking for a nice relaxing day, I would suggest going somewhere else.

PS. don't go swimming, the water is dirty and my skin broke out horribly the next day.

Customer Service

none, this is deff not a biking park

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1
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 03, 2010]
Damian
Weekend Warrior

I'm fairly new to MTB-ing however, I tried cheesequake last saturday for the first time. I had a grand ole' time. A couple of steep steep inclines and some really fun declines. Watch out for one of the last stretches that zig-zags downhill between some trees.. the turns are very sharp and the terrain is a little sandy and wreckless abandon will earn you some nice sized bruises as I learned. Still though not overly technical a great trail to learn on and I'm looking forward to hitting some more. I rode with three other newbies and two were very hesitant and squeemish. However, after some prodding they tried it and with a little more effort were able to navigate the trail with no wipes and more than a little walking.

I do agree with some of the more seasoned guys you have to ride it at least twice to really feel good about the workout afterwards.

Customer Service

taking the route straight through is nice. the old paved and gravel roads offer a little respite for novices like me. I haven't tried it backwards but I'm thinking I might give that a try this weekend.

Similar Products Used:

Unfortunately, this is my first trail. I'm eager to try some more. I'm from the Passaic area. any recommendations for me don't hesitate to shoot me an email.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 16, 2009]
mponsig
Weekend Warrior

great trails if you are close by and looking for a quick hour workout. You will need to do the 2.5/3.0 mile loop 2 to 3 times for decent workout. I like the singletrack, it suits my style, logpiles, fast, tight and curvy with quick ascents and descents. Ride it in both directions to freshen things up.

Customer Service

White trail is the only one to use.

Similar Products Used:

Huber Woods, Hartshorne, Alliare, Rutgers Eco-Trail System.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Feb 06, 2009]
razin cane
Weekend Warrior

i live in the area, am new to the mtb scene, so i find it more than enough for now. some fast descents, logs, climbs, and if u like roots, this is the place 4 u!! the trick with the "quake" is to hit the trail from different directions, and spots, using the paved road that goes between both sides of the white trail. it is only 3.5 miles round trip, if u keep hitting from different directions, it keeps it fresher.also, hit the other sice of the park, like museum road, to break it up. check out the deer, birds, other bikes, etc. if u live close, like i do, great place to have nearby if time is an issue. bottom line, check youre ego at the gate, and just take the park 4 what it is, and u will have a really nice time.also, u can park in commuter lot on weekends and holidays. also, quik check and d&d at the traffic light near the commuter lot also....yummy

Customer Service

white trail only legal one in park, but go back and forth, and it seems like a different trail

Similar Products Used:

huber. hartshorne...both nr tuff....for easy family rides, u got the hudson, and the hook

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 12, 2007]
spidron
Weekend Warrior

Lots of roots, log obstacles, quick elevation changes. If it's your first time, look for some place flat first just so you can get used to your bike.

Overall, a good workout if you live really close.

Customer Service

There's only one (the while/multi-use trail).

I think its $10 to park weekends, $5 on weekdays - from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Free otherwise, or so they say.

I park near at my bros house about a mile away (good stretching before hitting the trail).

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 26, 2007]
pdm362
Cross Country Rider

this place is very good for beginners and especially for those who are not sure where they are. The singletrack is so much fun because of the logpiles and there isn't too many climbs or decsents but enough if you are looking for something quick. A very good place to practice your speed and quick acceleration.

Customer Service

White trail is the only one open to mountain bikers

Similar Products Used:

Huber-Hartshorne

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 13, 2006]
john
Weekend Warrior

very hard trail.not for beginers,lots of roots and hills. More of a hiking trail. I would not go back for that trail to bike ride.

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0
VALUE
RATING
0
[Sep 30, 2004]
acruz96
Weekend Warrior

Mountain biking allowed only on the white (multi use) trail. The trail is listed as 2.5 miles long but it feels shorter. Lots of short and somewhat challenging ascents and descents, roots, log piles and sharp turns. The trail breaks off at several points, usually when it intersects with old roads, so it takes some exploring to get the most out of the place. Cheesequake is 5 minutes from Pkwy exit 120; you can hear cars on the parkway while riding. Not a good place if you're looking to escape the hustle and bustle of motorized life. I would NOT recommend parking in the commuter lot as it is patrolled by State Troopers on the regular, and from what I've heard they don't want Cheesequake users parking there. This is a great place for a quick ride. Disclaimer - I'm new to riding. Cheesequake was my second time on singletrack, first time on technical singletrack, but I really enjoyed my ride there.

Customer Service

White trail, aka Multi-Use trail.

Similar Products Used:

None yet.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 26, 2004]
user460
Weekend Warrior

GOOD TRAIL TO RIDE IF YOU WANT TO GET OUT FAST ......IF YOU LIVE CLOSE....BEGINNER TO INTERMEDIATE TRAILS.

Customer Service

TRAILS ALL RUN OFF THE MAIN OR FIRE ROAD HARD TO GET LOST.

Similar Products Used:

CHIMNEYROCK

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
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