Lebanon State forest - TRAIL

Lebanon State forest - Trail, Pemberton, Jersey

South Jersey Pine Barrens. Flat and non technical. Two Main trails. Red and White. Red trail great for families and beginners to the sport. White trail links up with red and utilizes bike paths, roads and some fun single track. White trail has many different branches that can be confusing. Scenery is pines, oaks, cranberry bogs, and ponds. Can ride all day and not see another soul out there. Maps are available from the park office, and many dirt roads intersect the trails offering the opportunity for increased mileage. Can be buggy in the Summer, with some snakes(near bogs) Get a map from the office, and I bring a compass sometimes when I'm going way out. Lack of landmarks in this huge forest can get you turned around if you venture off the marked trails. Fun, easy, and some great scenery.

User Reviews (6)

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boxjoint   Weekend Warrior [Oct 22, 2008]

I have read some of the other reviews and HAVE to comment. First, I agree that it is mostly flat and non technical however, it does have some very nice singletrack that snakes through the pines. This the pine barrens mind you so don't expect anything exciting. The white trail (Mt. Misery) has a few small hills with sand that will work the legs out. Some sections of the trail will keep you on your toes with narrow passage through the trees and underbrush covering your view of the trail to about 10-20 feet.

Some sections can be a bit annoying with thick sugar like sand. Me and the wife were thinking about writing and voulenteering some time to build a board section through these sandy ereas if permitted.

In summary if you are looking for an adreniline filled thrill ride this trail is NOT for you. If you want some nice singletrack and a workout this trail is a peach. I recommend visiting after a light snowfall because the pines hold the snow and you feel like you are riding through another world.

Customer Service

Park at Pakim pond and take the white trail to Mt. Misery. Ride along the Cranberry bog and continue on the white trail to the red trail. The red trail is gravel lined but turnes into a short section of single track before it leads back to the pond.

Similar Products Used: Bring a GPS and explore. Many many off trails.
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WitchSwitchBack   Weekend Warrior [Nov 04, 2005]

The other reviewer talked about being buggy and they weren't kidding. This trail has so many horseflies you forget what you're supposed to be doing on the trail - having fun. Maybe a better ride when it's cold outside, but during the summer I would stay away. There is nice scenery and wildlife, but the flies ruined it for me

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2
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Matt   [Mar 20, 2001]

Just good for a workout. Sandy in places and nothing technical. This place is huge and you can get lost easily. Also, there are signs everywhere warning of Lyme disease. I pulled several ticks off of myself after riding this place. I say no thank you to lyme disease.

Customer Service

Off of Rt. 70

Similar Products Used: Mercer, Clayton, Allaire
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2
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Spec. Enduro Pro of Colts Neck   [Mar 09, 2002]

Flat and non-technical. But it covers a lot of ground and it will give you legs a workout because of sand. I found it more of an annoynace than a benefit. You will experience a lot of a 'sinking felling'. If sand, pine barrens, and bogs thrill you, go for it. I did not find much singletrack except for a small section. I traveled over 50 miles twice in the last 2 years to here and I do not think I'll be back unless I happen to just be in the area.

Customer Service

Central/South Jersey entrance on route 70 and route 72 Burlington County

Similar Products Used: Allaire, Wharton, & Elmer State Park
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Spec. Enduro Pro of Colts Neck   [Apr 04, 2002]

Please disregard other simular review dated March 9, 2002 if it is still posted. Review: Flat and non-technical. But it covers a lot of ground and it will give your legs a workout because of sand. I found it more of an annoyance than a benefit. You will experience a lot of a 'sinking feeling'. If sand, pine barrens, and bogs thrill you, then go for it. I did not find much singletrack except for a small section. I traveled over 55 miles twice in the last 2 years to here and I do not think I'll be back unless I happen to just be in the area.

Customer Service

Central/South New Jersey entrance on route 70 and 72 Burlington County

Similar Products Used: Allaire, Wharton, & Elmer State Park
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John U   [Dec 24, 2002]

Mostly single track with some short stretches of sand. Low technical level, 8.5 miles. Good for beginners and intermediates. Great view of bogs, cedar stands and swans. Much too sandy to bike during the warm months. You feel like your really out in the forest away from civilization. The Outdoors Club of South Jersey (www.ocsj.org) has rides here that take you on the unmaped trails (which there are many).

Customer Service

Mt. Misery Trail aka "White Trail"
Park at Pakim Pond. Pick up the White Trail by going over the dam at the pond and go east.

Similar Products Used: Mercer County Park
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