Allaire State Park - Trail, Wall, Jersey

Allaire State Park - Trail, Wall, Jersey

DESCRIPTION

Mostly tight single track; hard pack dirt w/ a lot of deep sand (especially in summer). Some nasty climbs + some downhill sections. Not overly technical, but still fun. ***Caution!!! Open to hunters during deer season, except Sundays (October until ???) Trails firm up a bit in winter. Good for beginners and experts alike. Can you say Cardio??? One more thing: Rumour has it, the park may be closed at the end of the year to mtn bikes!!! This is due to some irresponsible riders modifying the trails and locking up their wheels, causing major erosion problems. The close should only be temporary, and re-opened once repairs are made. Volunteer by inquiring at the park's ranger station!!!

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 06, 2017]
gnick
Weekend Warrior

I needed to review allaire, because I just love it and think its the best in the area. You're not going to get any rocky tech, but there is plenty of tech. If you can ride every trail here without putting your foot down you're a real G. I've been riding this set of trails once or twice a week since march 2017. It is a fantastic set of trails with a good mix. Ride glass trail, switchbacks, or Serpentine if you really want to rip and and lean the bike. Ride the river trail or Tiger woods if you want some more technical climbs or descents. Da destroyer descent is fast and dangerous, and a hell of a climb if you decide to take it back up the other way. Coke Trail has thrown me over the handle bars two or three times, and if you can climb it you're a much better rider than me. Root blast basin is rooty and challenging. Heartbreak hill is a tough technical climb, and keep following that to the orange trail and you'll find all sorts of fun stuff. There is a pump track, enough jumps to break your neck. and i haven't even covered the other side of hospitol road.

yes - there is sand, but its not on any of the fun trails anyway. if you hit a patch of sand just duck off into the woods. no big deal

Customer Service

Tiger Woods, Serpentine, Glass trail. river trail - who knows, i've probably got 500+ miles riding there and i haven't come close to seeing it all.

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jakes branch, chimney rock

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 29, 2013]
KB
Cross Country Rider

Been to Allaire many, many years now off and on. The Red Trail, opposite the Nature Center bridge past the pond goes off into the woods on a narrow trail. Where it approaches the steps down to the wooden boardwalk, it used to also go down another embankment towards the picnic area. It was a neat trail with a series of boardwalks over steams and wetlands. It got damaged in a flood and was closed but was a great shortcut to the picnic area. You can see a short 5 rail wooden fence on the picnic side where they blocked off the entrance. Been closed for about 20 years now.

Customer Service

The new route veers just towards the long boardwalk but is still decent.

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Orange trail is decent.

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RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
[Sep 16, 2009]
instigatr
Downhiller

Awesome place!

Ride as fast as you feel comfortable.

Watch out for other riders, runners, horses coming at you.

BIKERS are making the trails bad? Horse crap in the middle of the trail does not make for good trail etiquite on a multi-user trail.

When you are done, cross Hospital rd. and ride along the SB Parkway in a northernly direction. the best part!

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 16, 2009]
Dan S
Downhiller

This place is awesome. Except for the horse crap.
Ride it fast, but look out for riders, runners and horses coming the other direction.

When you're done, cross hospital road and ride the trail along the SB Parkway going north.

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RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Sep 15, 2009]
MikeMX
Cross Country Rider

Allaire is what you make it. It has everything for anyone. The only problem is you need to spends years, yes years, figuring out all the trails. You need someone to show you the trails. The maps posted and the directions posted in this post are useless, you'll get lost.

The only exception is the Orange trail, but there's sand.

For $20 I would be willing to show any size group everything Allaire has to offer: technical, bridges, river, Tiger Wood trail, etc. The trail with the bridges is unmarked and has only one entrance into it which is also the way out. i.e. a one way trail, turn around and come back. Unless you want to cross river - which can be done - and go into the Allaire village.

I can plan your trip, the difficulty level, whether you want to start at Hospital rd., and finish in the village or whatever. I've peddled there for over 40 yrs.

So...if you want to learn Allaire the easy way without spending days of wandering, email me at bugme3@optonline.net leave your phone# and let me know in advance so I may plan.

I can also show you an easy way to work your way thru any sandy section.

Customer Service

The only trail I would recommend if you've never peddled there before, is the Orange trail as it's fairly well marked and is a loop as opposed to the blue and white which just end. I know the white is suppose to be a loop but it overlaps with the Orange and gets confusing.

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I like to climb so the best place in this area is Hartshorne woods which up in the Highlands by SandyHook State park.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jun 24, 2008]
zimtran
Weekend Warrior

Allaire is a great park to bike. Miles and miles of narrow twisting single track trails, some of which slide narrowly between trees so if your going to take them at speed, stay on your game! And please don't run over the box turtles!

Customer Service

Along the river.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Nov 29, 2007]
corey martin
Weekend Warrior

Allaire is where i was introduced to mountain biking (on a 1990 huffy). Through the past 15 years of riding there, my bike has changed but my love for Allaire remains strong. There are a lot of sections that most people are unaware of. I thought i knew these woods well but a freind and i manage to find everything we are looking for. Very intense sections of singletrack, downhills (for living at sea level, some of these are sick!) and yes jumps.....you just have to know where it all is. We have what we call "runs"; some of these are 3 to 4 intense sections of trail back to back, all special in there own right. The sand just spices it up, and is no reason to stay away. With risk of sounding corny, i know these woods in the dark with my eyes shut.....long live allaire.

Customer Service

Park in the hospital road lot. Go across the street (the entrance is across from the vehicle entance to the lot). A short trail will eventually take you to a downhill and small stream/marsh crossing via a small bridge. Stay on this trail untill you crooss through the boyscout camping area. Head through the camp to its entrance. Before actually exiting though make a left and follow a trail to the parkway bridge. Once you see the parkway, foolow a fast downhill with sections of jumps and singletrack. You can literally spend the day in this section. Alot of locals have built some of the craziest jumps in jersey. Seriously this is a whole new world back here, not for the beginners......happy exploring!

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Allaire is larger than most people realize. When at the main trail from the paved lot, go to a trail behind the RC plane park. It leads down to the water but is very quick and technical. THere is a main "road" which is clearly wider than most trails. Once on this there are many trails to take. I think of it as the main artery of Allaire. Allaire can be safe and peaceful, or fast and dangerous; what changes that is how hard you pedal!!

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jul 25, 2007]
Sephiroth
Cross Country Rider

Wow, why all the hate for Allaire? If you're looking for miles upon miles of steep, technical climbs or downhills, huge jumps, and ten-foot dropoffs, you'll hate this place. What you WILL find here is tons of twisty, curvy singletrack, bridge crossings, a few rooty climbs and descents, and yes, sometimes soft sand (don't whine; man up and power your butt through it). There's nothing that an advanced rider will find overly technical or challenging, but there's enough variety and choices to keep a smile on just about anyone's face. Can sometimes get a bit crowded... but hey... its Jersey.

Customer Service

The Orange trail is a four mile loop with singletrack, fire roads, a few climbs... and flowers in the early summer that make you feel like you're riding in a floral tunnel. For more of a challenge, head to the unmarked trail to the right out of the parking lot. A few ups and downs will eventually lead to a hard-packed clay trail along a stream with some bridge crossings and climbs. Watch out for angry, hissing geese.

Similar Products Used:

Hartshorne.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 21, 2007]
RideFREAK
Downhiller

Yeah this place is great but to everyone on here stop posting about the freeride area thats how everything always gets torn down at every other park in the state. Some one comes online and posts about it then everyone and their brother flocks to the area some one gets hurt then it gets torn down. If you know about the area cool keep it to yourself or pass it by word of mouth. Keep it off the web. And if you dont have the ability to ride it stay off of it. Its one of the last good spots to ride in central jersey so lets preserve this.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jan 21, 2007]
NJFreeRider
Downhiller

Yeah this place is great but to everyone on here stop posting about the freeride area thats how everything always gets torn down at every other park in the state. Some one comes online and posts about it then everyone and their brother flocks to the area some one gets hurt then it gets torn down. If you know about the area cool keep it to yourself or pass it by word of mouth. Keep it off the web. And if you dont have the ability to ride it stay off of it. Its one of the last good spots to ride in central jersey so lets preserve this.

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RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
2
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