Hartshorne-Huber Woods - Trail, Sandy Hook, Jersey

Hartshorne-Huber Woods - Trail, Sandy Hook, Jersey

DESCRIPTION

MOSTLY NICELY MAINTAINED SINGLETRACK,SOME FIRE ROADS W/A MIXTURE OF SHORT TOUGH CLIMBS, NICE FAST TECHNICAL DOWNHILLS...MAKE SURE YOU FIND THE NEW BACK SECTION!!!!THIS TRAIL IS MULTI-USE SO DONT ABUSE YOUR MTB PRIVILAGE. BE FRIENDLY, STOP FOR JOGGERS AND DOG WALKERS. ITS ONE OF THE NICER LEGAL PLACES LEFT,LETS NOT LOOSE IT!

USER REVIEWS

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[Oct 23, 2015]
xler8
Weekend Warrior

Overall, this place is great. It has a lot of variety for all levels. In addition, it has some pretty scenic views of the ocean which are hard to find.

Lots of people hike here when the weather is nice so pump your brakes...

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 17, 2010]
Adirondack Blues
Cross Country Rider

Rode these trails for the first time while down from upstate New York on a work trip. Wow. Very fast, with a few little things thrown in to keep things interesting. Perfect rigid SS trail.

Customer Service

Navesink/Milk lot, clockwise ridge to grand tour to rocky point and return. Super fun rolling route- some climbing but not too bad.

Similar Products Used:

Six Mile State Park

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 26, 2009]
snellvilleGAbiker
Cross Country Rider

I am a visitor from Atlanta, GA. Got a chance to ride Hartshorne trail today June 26, 09. I was lucky to meet two guys on the trail (Jason and Mark) and got a guided tour. All i can say is that i had fun. Lots of short technical climb, great down hill with a foot drop, and not many mub pits. This trail drain water very well, unlike Chimney Rock(rode it the day before). Overall, i had a good work out and a great time. Thanks again Jason and Mark.

Customer Service

Ride all the black diamond. Laurel is fun too.

Similar Products Used:

Don't know any.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 26, 2009]
snellville, ga
Cross Country Rider

I am visiting NJ for a few days. I am from Atlanta GA. I had a chance to ride Hartshorne today for the first time. Saw a couple of riders on the trail and hooked up with them for a guided tour. What a fun trail. Root root and more root. Good technical uphill, great down hill. I was told it had been raining for days but the trail drain well. Not too many puddles or mud pit. I was suprised because i ride Chimney Rock yesterday and it was a mud bath. Mud pits everywhere. Jason and Mark, thanks for the guided tour. Gotta ride this trail again.

Customer Service

The black diamond are fun. Laurel is ok too.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 11, 2008]
xcmountainbiker90
Cross Country Rider

very good trails well maintained lots of trails to explore dont recomend for new riders some techinal parts but if you want to see how good you are check it out just have fun. also do huber then hartshorne very good workout and bring alot of water if you do it in the summer you are going to need it.

Customer Service

ride huber then do hartshorn

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 20, 2007]
pdm362
Cross Country Rider

I actually ride this place more then once a week, sometimes 3-4 times. This is an update from my last review. Hartshorne is really really fast. Every ride for me is different. There isn't anything overly technical like Ringwood but this trail system will challenge you. There isn't too much flat sections; but lots of steep up and steep down type of riding. There are some cool places to do drop offs and continue riding. The place has become sandy in spots but not enough to be discouraging. Awesome place

Customer Service

Laurel Ridge to Rocky Point and then backwards

Similar Products Used:

Allaire

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 16, 2007]
Bubba
Weekend Warrior

I live to ride these trails. Know every turn by heart now. There are so many trails out there, but I only like to come here.

Customer Service

Eastern part of Rocky Point from the entrance is an awesome way to kickstart your day - this route from this direction is Zen. If you park on the Buttermilk Valley side like I do, I always start with Grand Tour from Laurel Ridge Trail. A good intermediate/advanced run to start off. Of course don't miss Grand Tour starting at the hill top all the way across to the northern section and down - that is a sick run. Of course, Grand Tour from hill top heading towards Laurel Ridge is probably the most advanced run or probably 2nd most advanced run depending on the line you choose. The most difficult is probably Rocky Point from Comand Loop and going back uphill to the entrance - this is crazy, but it's been done. Cuesta Ridge Trail is boring, but great trail to get back to the summit ;) I always end the day with Laurel Ridge, but make sure you are going clockwise or it'll be lots of climbing ;) unless of course you're into that stuff.

Similar Products Used:

None

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 16, 2007]
cdevos
Cross Country Rider

Rode Hartshorne Woods yesterday on the basis of reviews posted here. Most excellent place to ride. Entering off Locust/Navesink the first 2 hills (laurel canyon) = almost 1 mile of climb. Not bad for anywhere let alone someplace in Jersey close to NYC. Erosion has led to some hills that are difficult to ascend (erosion control features combining with run-off to make for 3 foot+ drops) but once you know the park my guess is that these trails can all be riden descending.

The area is sandy and the folks who maintain the trails have spread more in some of the more worn areas susceptible to puddling. I was laughing all the way as sand always makes for that little bit of "oh #@$!" that is always invigorating while riding. Sand is great for working on balance, light steering touch, and basic bike control. Going "kamikaze" on some of the descents, without a light touch, will land you in taco hell.

Trails are much used and wide in some places but the climbs are awesome and of course what goes up...... ;-P

Customer Service

I rode the Grand Tour and Rocky Point. It seemed all good too me. As a reviewer said below you can get confused but it is hard to get lost.

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Live just outside NW corner of Philadelphia. First foray into Jersey so no other recommendations yet.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 10, 2007]
carlk
Weekend Warrior

Excellent trail network for NYC-based riders. Trails themselves were dusty and I recall more sand patches than previous trips. But, there is a "flow" to these trails that make them better, for me anyway, than just about any other trail network in NYC metro area.

We took train to Middletown, rode to Huber (esp. "Many Logs & Valley View Trails). Then linked to Hartshorne, for Laurel Ridge, Grand Tour & Rocky Point for a great day. Ended up at the Sandy Hook beach for post-ride swim in the ocean, while awaiting Seastreak ferry back to NYC. A day out doesn't get any better than this!!

Customer Service

Huber: Many Logs; Valley View; Clay Ponds
Hartshorne: Laurel Ridge (great descent!); Grand Tour (rollers!) & Rocky Point.

Similar Products Used:

From an NYC perspective: Blue Mtn, Stillwell Woods, Ninham, Graham Hills, Ringwood.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
[May 30, 2007]
Craig
Downhiller

Hartshorne Woods is a great place to ride, it offers a compact dirt terrain with a lot of up and down action that will keep your heart pumping. I like to start from the Navesink Ave area on Laurel Ridge and take that all the way through to the Grand Tour, take the grand tour to the "T" and go right, and then take that down until you see a trail going up on your left, turn left and then up a ways it will fork, go to the right, and up the hill and cross over the blacktop to Rocky Mountain Point Trail. Rocky mountain point will take you all the way around the Navesink river and will pop you back up at the Portland Road Parking lot... Do that all in one shot without stopping and I guarantee you will get a nice little workout.

Oh Yeh watch out for the Jerkoffs that ride here that think they own the place. I have been riding here for Ten Years and I have seen my share of tools on the trail that do not know how to be nice to other bikers, walkers, or runners.. Just the other day I was riding up a hill and lost my footing, and a guy coming up behind me says " You should fall away from the trail so that people can pass you", Nice guy EHHH..... Maybe the next time I plan the exact time and place that I am going to loose my footing I will remember that.

Anyway, Hartshorne is a great place to ride and " Most" of the people that ride there are pretty nice, just the occasional dooshbag every so often.

Customer Service

I like to start from the Navesink Ave area on Laurel Ridge and take that all the way through to the Grand Tour, take the grand tour to the "T" and go right, and then take that down until you see a trail going up on your left, turn left and then up a ways it will fork, go to the right, and up the hill and cross over the blacktop to Rocky Mountain Point Trail. Rocky mountain point will take you all the way around the Navesink river and will pop you back up at the Portland Road Parking lot... You will have to cross over the blacktop a couple times on this trail.

Similar Products Used:

Chimney Rock, Round Valley, Jim Thorpe..

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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