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Pine Trail

Intermediate

Trail

4.7 mile 7.6 kilometer point to point
Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 240' 73 m
Descent: -232' -71 m
High: 177' 54 m
Low: 90' 28 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Cheryl Ladota

An awesome cross-county trail with great flow through the New Jersey pine barrens.

Cheryl Ladota

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Open sunrise to sunset. There are many unmarked and unmaintained trails. The park asks that you stay on the blazed trails and follow the IMBA rules of the trail.

Description

This is a popular trail system in the pine barrens near the Jersey Shore. You'll always see plenty of mountain bikers as well as horses, hikers, trail runners and dog walkers.

The Pine Trail is an orange-blazed loop that encircles the Mountain Laurel Trail and Oak Trail on the south side of Allaire State Park. From time to time the three individual trails share the same corridor, so keep your eyes on the blazes. The park is full of unmarked trails, which can get confusing. They are well traveled and appear as well maintained as the official trail. If you get off track, you'll always find your way back.

You'll find the trailhead for the Pine Trail on the west side of the parking lot. After crossing the dirt road, bear left to follow the trail in a clockwise direction.The surface is sandy, primarily packed with beach rock but there are some softer areas. You'll cross many roots early on as you wind around the pine trees.

About a 1.0 mile in, the trail opens up to an old sand pit. You'll find an area of the trail with deep sand to push through. From there, you'll start to find a lot of flow, with long stretches that rise and fall through stands of trees and thick mountain laurel. You'll find a few logs to jump and big roots to bunny hop. As you near mile 2.0, you'll start to find the parks beloved switchbacks. Stay alert for slower moving or oncoming riders.

At mile two, at the top of a hill, the trail opens up to a large flat area with tall powerline towers. The way down is a steep staircase, fun going down, challenging if you are heading up. Once down, the flow really picks up for the next 1.5 miles. There are frequent switchbacks, with nice berms, going both up and down hill. The last 0.5 miles has a few steep narrow ascents and descents with large roots that can be tricky.

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May 18, 2019
Daniel Martinez
4.8mi — 0h 49m
Apr 14, 2019
Atakan Eser
4.8mi — 0h 50m
Mar 24, 2019
Ice Ge
Dec 27, 2018
Francis Payumo
8.4mi — 1h 08m
Nov 4, 2018
Mike Prieto
8.1mi
Sep 28, 2018
Chelsea VanGlahn
Aug 15, 2018
Dan Black
Jul 8, 2018
Tomasz S
Fun day. Dry 7.6mi

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  4.9 from 8 votes

#662

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Fresh snowfall in the pine barrens
Dec 30, 2017 near Ramtown, NJ
Fall sunset on the Pine Trail
Dec 30, 2017 near Ramtown, NJ
Winding through the snowy pine trees
Dec 30, 2017 near Ramtown, NJ
Allaire sand pit
Dec 30, 2017 near Ramtown, NJ
Narrow singletrack through the dense mountain laurel
Dec 30, 2017 near Ramtown, NJ

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