Chimney Rock - Trail, Martinsville, Jersey

Chimney Rock - Trail, Martinsville, Jersey

DESCRIPTION

Technical Single track, Great ride!

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 15, 2018]
rnagy

Strength:

I’ll start out by saying it woulda been better if it wasn’t so wet/muddy. Lots of rocks, slippery rocks with all the mud. Nice layout and challenging uphills. As for the downhills, couldn’t go too fast. A slow go through out.

Weakness:

Rocks throughout. Can’t teally get going too fast.

OVERALL
RATING
3
[Dec 15, 2018]
rnagy

Strength:

I’ll start out by saying it woulda been better if it wasn’t so wet/muddy. Lots of rocks, slippery rocks with all the mud. Nice layout and challenging uphills. As for the downhills, couldn’t go too fast. A slow go through out.

Weakness:

Rocks throughout. Can’t teally get going too fast.

OVERALL
RATING
3
[Dec 15, 2018]
rnagy

Strength:

I’ll start out by saying it woulda been better if it wasn’t so wet/muddy. Lots of rocks, slippery rocks with all the mud. Nice layout and challenging uphills. As for the downhills, couldn’t go too fast. A slow go through out.

Weakness:

Rocks throughout. Can’t teally get going too fast.

OVERALL
RATING
3
[Oct 17, 2018]
thegock

Strength:

Chimney Rock game travels strong to most any races. Rocky technical sections with all the climbing such that you would want. Probably 15-20 miles of well maintained and designed trails. Kirt does a great job working with the Somerset County park rangers. Much more technical than the 30 miles of Watchung Reservation trails 14 miles east.

Weakness:

Could use a better bathroom, but portapotty...

OVERALL
RATING
4
[Oct 23, 2015]
xler8
Weekend Warrior

If you like rocks, this is the place for you. I would say it's 90-95% rock trails with a few single track that have a splash of dirt. It is challenging for sure and not really recommended for the beginner.

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 29, 2010]
skaterqwertyuiop
Cross Country Rider

Fun mix with a lot of variety.

Total Beginners should stay on the outer sections of the trails.
It has something for everybody.

If you are thinking about going here, come and check it out- I have seen sponsored MTB'ers riding the hard sections of trails, and 8 year old kids riding on the intermediate trails.

I love riding these trails.

Customer Service

Starting out at Newman's Lane Parking Lot.

Similar Products Used:

This is the best trail in Central NJ.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Aug 04, 2010]
D. Brown
Weekend Warrior

I'm originally from NJ, but moved years ago and learned to ride in Arizona. I was back here for a visit and looked for a place to ride. Wound up at Chimney Rock. I didn't ride all that long, but it's definitely a fun place to ride no matter how long you have or what skill level you're at (assuming you're not a complete beginner). It's relatively flat, though there are plenty of short climbs or dips. With the exception of a lot of roots, I didn't come across much of anything that I would consider technical. However, there are a LOT of roots. It's a great place to get a workout and develop skills, because depending on where you're at, you can make it easier or harder by adjusting your speed. Definitely worth a visit.

Customer Service

I parked in the Chimney Rock Park parking lot. I made a right out of the parking lot onto Chimney Rock Road and crossed the street very soon after (maybe 50 yards/couple of properties) to ride along a wooden fence that runs perpendicular to the road and has a thin singletrack running alongside it. Follow that singletrack around the back of a couple people's yards and there will be a turn to the right that crosses a somewhat beat up wooden bridge over a marshy area. Once across the bridge there is a seemingly endless array of rooty singletrack in multiple directions. I just wandered and wound up back where I started after a while.

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

I am a visitor from Atlanta ga. Rode this trail yesterday June 25, 09. Chimney rock is a mud pit. It does not drain water well at all. I know it had been raining. I didn't enjoy the trail much. I wish i had a local tour guide and a drier trail. I just went out and rode all over. Got in about 12 miles. Some good uphill. Maybe next time i can hook up with some local.

Customer Service

don't know

Similar Products Used:

Hartshorne near Sandy hook

OVERALL
RATING
3
VALUE
RATING
3
[May 26, 2009]
toby07016
Weekend Warrior

i used to ride this a couple times per week when i lived in cranford but now i live in nyc, and it is definitely one of the best places in the metropolitan area. i would love to get down to hartshorne woods more often as well. i just rode chimney rock on 5/25/09, it was just how i remembered it. i am not a rockstar by any stretch of the imagination and find myself unclipping a lot but the park and my bike push me to be a better rider. i can imagine how fantastic it must be to ride it complete. there is something here for everyone, rock gardens, tight singletrack, good climbs, mud, watercrossings, log crossings, roots, did i say roots? it is where i learned to mtn bike and it still thrills me.

Customer Service

any of them, although i do like the red and blue lines.

Similar Products Used:

hartshorne woods on the shore, not quite in the same area.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
3
[Apr 19, 2009]
Zach
Weekend Warrior

Great trails for those above novice skills.It should be called Chimney Root Rock with all the roots on some trails.Lots of hills going in either direction you choose, fun down hills. this place will get the heart pumping after/during a nice climb.Some long technical climbs also. Depending how many miles you would like to ride, you can go anywhere between 8-14 miles or more worth of riding once you know the place good enough. A lot of varying terrain.This place is my favotite in my home state of New Jersey. And you really can't get too lost like Allumuchy.Trails all well marked (and a lot not marked) and well mantained.My helmet off to those who have done all that work within the past year.GREAT JOB!! Be aware of the mud,try to stay away from this place if it has rained within the last two days at least.It will stay muddy longer without sun.

Customer Service

Many different starting points.I like to park at Chimney Rock parking lot by the baseball fields right on Chimney Rock Road(Others park at Newmans Lane parking lot).Head left back out of the lot onto Chimney Rock Rd. make leftt at the next street, about 100-150 ft make a left into a singletrack(not marked) you'll cross a bridge (bear left after) make your way straight (go deep) youll be making your way back then bearing left a river should be on your left.Cross street and head up this technical climb.Bear right as you go up. You'll eventualy cross Chimney Rk RD again.Cross and head down a little and enter through a fence towards the reservoir.Follow a trail(not Marked) right that takes you close to the reservoir then up hill again. Make a left up the hill by the pine trees.After you get up top follow the Red trail down (fun down hill).Bear left towards Newmans Lane parking lot.Once you croos Newmans any loop wll do either way.When you come back down to Newmans Lane,cross back over then bear left(following Newmans Lane for a bit) over bridge then bear right , about 200 ft cross little creek and make a left then a quick right stay this will get u back.

Similar Products Used:

Roundvalley(ok), Allemuchy(huge/great),Ringwood(good),Kittatinny(good learning place),Mahlon Dickenson(great/pretty big),Torn(after work)Waywayanda(big/e-z to get lost)Ramapo(fun), Patriots path-Lewis-Morris(some good stuff)

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
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