Judge Morris Estate - Trail, Newark, Delaware

Judge Morris Estate - Trail, Newark, Delaware

DESCRIPTION

Chestnut Hill Trail is a 3.6 mile loop with a cut-off about midway. The trail is mostly hard pack, single track that weaves through a wooded section of the park. When you've finished the Chestnut Hill Trail, you can easily cross Polly Drummond Hill Rd. to enter the Middle Run Nature Area trails.

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 17, 2012]
Diesel8810
Cross Country Rider

Like everyone has stated so far.. A great Beginner / Intermediate section of the larger White Clay / Middle Run trail system.. Go to Kencox.net and see/print a detailed map of the area and you'll quickly see these trails are just small sampling. I myself use the Judge Morris trails as a warm up / connector to the aforementioned Middle Run / White Clay area when I ride from home a few mornings a week.. Saves me a ton of time loading up my bike and driving to a lot when I want to get rides in before work... I simply enter on Upper Pike Creek rd and ride to the lot.. Then continue across the street to the more comprehensive areas... A great warm up and a great loop... But if you only ride the loop you are certainly missing out on one of the most fun flowy trail systems in the area right across the street...

Customer Service

Its a small loop... As I mentioned above I use it as a cut through connector from my house to MR/WC..

Similar Products Used:

Middle Run White Clay right across the street (Hidden if you don't know what your looking at/for)... Get a map kencox.net

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Jun 15, 2010]
Blue Sugar
Cross Country Rider

I'm from Connecticut and I think this area deseves better than a 2.71 out of 5 rating. It's the smallest and tamest of the three parks in the area (along with White Clay and Middle Run), and it's not technically challenging but it's a lot of fun with fast, swoopy turns, short steep ups and downs, and great flow. I rode a rigid 29er SS and that's propably the perfect bike- leave your all mtn/freeride rig home. Watch out for hikers, runners, and dog walkers- no railing around blind turns. And dont even think about riding here in the rain, the soil is clay based and gets as slick as grease when wet.

You have to pay to park there and out of state vehicles are charged a rediculously high fee, but if it goes to the trails it's worth it.

Customer Service

It's only one loop, so ride it in one direction then turn around and ride it in the other direction.

Similar Products Used:

White Clay & Middle Run.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Sep 18, 2007]
vyper005
Cross Country Rider

The Chestnut Hill trail is great for beginners and intermediate riders...it offers nice rolling hills with tight turns and close trees...even has some small jumps and whoops...a nice mixture of terrain and very well maintained.You really cant go wrong riding here...

Similar Products Used:

Middle Run & White Clay Creek

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Oct 11, 2006]
wiremanjoe
Cross Country Rider

the upper portion is smooth and rolling from coach hill to the creek. this part can be realy fun. great way to start your ride.

Customer Service

i like to start at the judge morris lot and take a right down the hill. when i get to the main trail i go in a clockwise direction 3/4 of the way around, go up the connector and down to the parking lot.

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RATING
0
VALUE
RATING
0
[Nov 02, 2005]
desurfer
Cross Country Rider

It's not much, but it can be fun. I usually ride it as a warm-up or cool-down to a ride through Middle Run.

Customer Service

Either way, it's only one loop.

Similar Products Used:

Middle Run, White Clay, Fair Hill (MD)

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
1
[Mar 31, 2004]
KoolBreeze
Cross Country Rider

This trail is a great prelude/warmup to the rest of the white clay/middle run area. it is superbly maintained. Kudos Trailspinners! It can be ridden by any rider. Great for working on your skills. Not too technical, but enough to keep you on your toes.

Customer Service

clockwise for a good warmup.

Similar Products Used:

The White Clay/ Middle Run area is awesome. Fair Hill rocks( if you know it well), Brandywine S.P., Iron Hill sometimes(it needs about a few weeks of no rain to be ridable)

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
2
[Aug 25, 2003]
Eric
Racer

Great beginner- intermediate trail. Excellent for time trial use as there are a few technical sections which do not require great skill. This season's heavy rains caused some new woopdie doo's and one bad spot that easily causes over the handlebar dismounts. If going clockwise around the loop, look out after the first wooden bridge in the last 1/4 of the loop. There are some great heart training hills if going counter clockwise. True about no long down hills, but there is very nice twisty singletrack that does go down hill for a bit clockwise. The log hops are more for erosion control (and speed control) rather than technical log crossings. This trail is used a lot by hikers and runners, so keep an eye out as speeds can get quite fast on the downhill section going clockwise. There are a few new downed trees, but those are removed quite frequently during trail maintenance. There are no stream crossings, no hairy bridge crossings, a few muddy spots depending on weather and a few nice jumps. Very nicely maintained trail!!

Customer Service

Clockwise for faster downhill Counter clockwise for longer uphill training.

Similar Products Used:

Middle Run is right across the street.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 06, 2003]
Bud
Cross Country Rider

The previous review is right on. Good for beginners and intermediate. Maybe also as a light tuneup ride if you're adjusting some things.

Customer Service

Only really one loop

Similar Products Used:

Fair Hill, Maryland

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Jul 08, 2003]
George

I would recommend this trail for any beginner and intermediate rider. The beginning of the trail is very lame and just about the point where I thought it was going to be a complete waste of time, it got better. The second half of the trail has a fair amount of elevation changes, log hops and some tight turns. I don't think it offers much of a challenge for advanced and technical riders, but I think beginners and intermediate riders will enjoy it. My only complaint was the lack of a decent, extended downhill section. The trail connects easily to Middle Run (cross over Polly Drummond Rd.) so you can extend your ride into the more challenging trails of Middle Run.

Customer Service

The Chestnut Hill Trail is a single loop of 3.6 miles and is currently the only trail at the Judge Morris Estate (part of White Clay Creek State Park).

Similar Products Used:

Middle Run, White Clay Creek State Park

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
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