Shark River Park - TRAIL

Shark River Park - Trail, Wall, Jersey

Fireroads, tight singletrack towards the back of the park, the back is the best, huge stair cases, and a rooted trail that follows the river.

User Reviews (8)

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poor iggy   Cross Country Rider [Apr 09, 2007]

Fun little track with nothing too intense, good place to kill 45 minutes. I would not go out of my way to seek out this place, it does not offer that much to warrent the travel time. However if you want to take a spin and play and you live/work in the area its worth checking it out. Just enough elevation changes to keep you rolling through the rock free singletrack.

Customer Service

Hidden Creek and Rivers Edge are the trails you want to check out. Although both are located in the same park both are very different, Hidden Creek is good for fast singletrack and drains better. Rivers Edge is more technical with some steps that are needed to be traversed with you carrying your bike over shoulder. I usually take the Hidden Creek trail from Gulley Rd and pick up the Rivers Edge trail on School House Rd. As others have mentioned Rivers Edge does have alot of exposed roots and can get muddy... thus more technical.

Similar Products Used: Trails worth the trip in Monmouth Co.: Allaire, Hartshorne
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Scott   Racer [Oct 02, 2003]

Great place to gain expperence with wet conditions (if your not afraid to die from some hell roots). Hidden creek a great trail that ends nicely. The park is basicaly a valley with trails that start on hills, there fore it is, well, mud. I have a great time testing my shocks on the roots, yes there is A LOT of roots going over the trails. It always changes to, one day smooth, the next, hell. Its not the best place to be in with snow fall over 5 inches deep, and with compressed snow in ice form. It happens to become suicde to ride, but thats the fun right? Recomand Allire for those not use to the extrme root action. Front shocks a must, rode hell for 3 years with no shocks and I took a beating, not my bike. Don't ride a BMX bike there either, my friend Tom did that for 2 years and it sucked.

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5
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Chris   [Jul 31, 2000]

Right side of lot has alot nice trails, good beginner stuff. A few stairs and narrow bridges and tree logs make it bareable. Fun to blaze through with a couple friends see who crashes best. Watch out for the short cut off that leads to the Parkway. Across from the parking lot the is a small downhill and what they rate as a diamond trail that follows the river. Some more rooted flat trials, and few climbs make it ok to ride and explore, all in all you don't have to take the same trail twice and there's no Horses.

Customer Service

Diamond trail across the street from parking lot. Watch for soft sand!

Similar Products Used: Allaire
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Jim   [Aug 31, 2000]

The trails are listed from a circle to a diamond. There are a lot of roots-beware clipless users. After or during rain some sections get fairly muddy as well with every root becomes slicker than snot. There are some really steep and twisted sairs that you can not ride up or down. The uphills are decent, nothing to strain your legs. Best enjoyed by yourself or with a plack of riders and have fun. No horses ride there !! Fun place to ride overall though.

Customer Service

When you hit the trail head, bear left and do the full perimeter route.

Similar Products Used: Hartshorne Woods in the Highlands by Sandy Hook.
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ray   [Sep 24, 2000]

Nothing too interesting here unless you're into wooden staircases. These are on the river trail and it seems every time you get going you have to stop for a set of stairs. Hardcore riders might be able to do them. The rest of the trails are pretty wide and flat found one short twisty stetch with a couple bridges. May be more trails in the undeveloped section but don't think there would be much different there. Spent a couple hours riding and checking it out, will not return.

Customer Service

good place for beginnners flat wide trails not too sandy

Similar Products Used: Clayton is more challenging and fun, but not has intimidating has Huber or Hartshorne.
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Bob   [Apr 21, 2001]

Park is fun. Not a testosterone burner. I warm up on the wide trails and then found if you go out of the park...(south toward the resevoir) onto the private property..it is a really fun ride. Saw Herd of deer yesterday and you can get up and get a nice view of the resevoir. Had mud, roots rocks and some nice moderate hill climbs.
It is a nice grab-a-ride-during-the-week place to keep in shape

Customer Service

All trails except first part of River Trail..too many Stairs...I like to get going and go tho...Like aerobic rides not slow painstaking tech.

Similar Products Used: Harteshorn, Huber, Turkey Swamp..etc.
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F8259o8   [Oct 27, 2001]

it is good to learn on not much after that

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Tom   [Dec 10, 2002]

Good beginners trails. I made a course out for myselft that I like a lot. I go on all the singletracks and avoid the sand. Hidden Creek is the best trail.

Customer Service

From I195 heading east make a left onto (go around jug handle) New bedfoard rd. Its near the end. go to 1st traffic light and make a left onto belmar blvd. go down about 1.5 miles and make a right onto gully rd. belmar blvd. will lead you right to it. the park will be on your left about a mile down. or you can keep going down belmar blvd. until you get to schoolhouse rd. the park will be on your left again.

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