Mills Reservation - TRAIL

Mills Reservation - Trail, Montclair, Jersey

There are a couple dozen trails in Mills. Some trails are paved while others take you on single track though forest and wooded areas. There is alot of good single track with many logs, small streams, and good rocky portions. Just be careful, it's illegal to ride here and sometimes police wait at entrances, but this almost never occurs.

User Reviews (8)

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exit150ken   Cross Country Rider [Jul 01, 2009]

The main trails, (which ARE legal), are loose gravel paved. The secondary trails ( illegal ), are rocky and technical, lots of logs, roots. Al-around it's a fun little place to ride, ideal if you live nearby and have only an hour or two each day to ride. You'll get a good workout and you will not be bored.

I ride there all the time and no one has ever bothered me about being there illegally, but I also stay on the well worn trails, and dismount whenever a dog walker approaches, as a courtesy.

If you choose to ride here please keep the trails from getting any wider, and please do not try to cut your own trails, there are plenty of unmarked game trails so it can be tempting, just don't.

Customer Service

Follow the blue trail, then the yellow, to the top of "freaks peak", then down the other side. You can loop around using the gravel trails.

Trail map is posted on the main trail just up from the parking lot.

Similar Products Used: Greg's Pond
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3
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matt_h86   Weekend Warrior [Aug 06, 2008]

Rode this trail last week with my buddies.
There is no-bike sign at the entrance of the trail. The main trail is mainly used by dog walkers. Most of them did not use the leash, so we weren't the only ones breaking the rule.
We caught few unpleasant stares from them but the majority were friendly.

You can avoid them by taking more technical trails but they can be quite rocky. We rode up to the WWII anti-aircraft gun site and enjoyed our snack with incredible view of the city.

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4
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mkrip14   Weekend Warrior [Jun 25, 2008]

mills has many short and technical trails, and some nice long downhills too. although some of the dog walkers may give you dirty looks, mills is pretty mountain biker friendly. this place has some great trails with very rocky terrain.

Customer Service

the blue trail is my favorite trail.

Similar Products Used: hilltop reservation has some amazing trails. also greg's pond is a very cool place off the rail trail with things like wooden bridges, a huge drop and a wooden bank turn
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3
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3
Brimac8   Weekend Warrior [Feb 02, 2008]

Mills Was a little small and infested with dog walkers. But it did have some techinilly rocky sections some intense downhill parts. Has some pertty cool cliffs that have great views from the top.

Customer Service

Go ride some of the trials that go from the road behiend the resovier that go up to the parking lot and some pretty cool trials on the other side.

Similar Products Used: HILLTOP RESERVATION IS AMAZING Which is Also in Ceder Grove,South Mountian Reservation, Eagle Rock, and also only like a 40 min drive from here is RIngwood, Allamucy, and Wawayanda,
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2
Peter Young   [Nov 16, 2002]

Center Trail: At the beginning you will take a small rocky uphill to some easy riding which has an occasional rock bed. This is a pretty good trail for some intermadiate riding.

Customer Service

Bike up the hill near windsor pl. After reaching the top make a right turn and you will find three trails. The one all the way to the left takes you to the edge of the cliff, the one towards the center is my favorite takes you along a rocky path, the last one to the right is an easy path, but they all take you to the same place: the water tower at the end. There are many more trails but this is the one usually taken to get to the trailheads of the others.

Similar Products Used: South Mountain reservation, Garrett Mountain reservation, Rifle Camp Park
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Chris   [Nov 25, 2002]

A nice uphill portion with many logs and good rocky parts with a nice small downhill at the end. Alot of fun to do backwards as well.

Customer Service

Blue Trail.

Similar Products Used: Eagle Rock and Rifle Camp Park
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4
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Gregory   [Nov 25, 2002]

The downhills are fun, and the rock trails are cool. I recommend the Whoopdidoo for thrill seekers out there.

Customer Service

The loop.

Similar Products Used: The yellow trail
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Joe   [Jun 24, 2003]

as stated above, it is illegal, but I have been riding these trails for 3 years and have never had any problems. I prefer to go in by ridge road(maybe in the 100's), right before the reservoir begins, there is a small opening with a single track that takes you into the trails behind the reservoir. its on the left, heading towards cedar grove. once you pass the reservoir, you will end up in the main parking lot where all the dog walkers park. at this point, have fun and explore. you can easily ride the entire park in a half-hour, or you can take a different loop and stay in there for 2+ hours. very very technical sections, some kick a$$ downhills, awesome single tracks and a couple of main gravel road. You can simply ride around the entire park without getting bored without the fear of getting lost! Highly recommended!!

Customer Service

So many trails to choose from!

Similar Products Used: Riffle Camp
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