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Penn Branch Trail (Orange)

Easy/Intermediate
 3.6 (11)

A twisty, turny singletrack journey through the pinelands of New Jersey.


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Map Key

17.9

Miles

28.8

KM

Singletrack

74' 23 m

High

24' 7 m

Low

371' 113 m

Up

369' 113 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

10%

Max Grade (5°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Not Allowed

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Description

The trailhead is at the back side of the parking lot at Batsto Village. It is well marked as is the trail itself (orange blazes and brown wood mileage signs). The Orange Trail is the longest loop in a series of stacked loops. This trail, as well as the other trails (with the exception of the Green Trail) is 99% singletrack with little change in elevation. All of the trails are well suited to hardtails and singlespeeds. There are lots of twists and turns and a few log overs.

The distance and remoteness of the Orange Trail increase the difficulty. I prefer going counter-clockwise. That way you get the real twisty/slow sections out of the way first. The second half is more open and you can get some speed and flow going. Sandy soil makes this a good place to ride when everything else is too wet.

Contacts

Shared By:

Bill Munyon with improvements by Kurt Widmaier

Trail Ratings

  3.6 from 11 votes

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  3.6 from 11 votes
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Trail Rankings

#32

in New Jersey

#8,479

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Pine needles covered trail
Oct 26, 2017 near Egg Har…, NJ

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Feb 9, 2020
Robert Orzechowski
Trail was in great shape. The distance is what makes it a challenge. Its so twisty that you'll never really go fast on this trail. It was fun — 3h 00m
May 4, 2019
Spiny Piney
Trail was 98% dry. Rode counterclockwise. WashingtonQuakerBridgeRd. shortcut was 80% rideable w 1/4 mile of muddy bushwhacking around flooded road. 14.2mi
May 4, 2019
Daniel Phillips
Nov 24, 2018
Stuart Sim
Jul 28, 2018
Tom B
The beginning and end of the trail are clear... Flows with curves and fast rolling! after about 6 to 8 miles in though Trail becomes very narrow… 17.9mi
Jul 27, 2018
Tom B
Jul 8, 2018
Joshua Estep
8.5mi
Jun 30, 2018
Dom Wirkijowski
18mi