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Washington Crossing & Kuser Mountain (Bald Pate) 15 mile loop

 3.9 (7)

15.1 Miles 24.3 Kilometers



1,452' 442 m


-1,452' -443 m



Avg Grade (2°)


Max Grade (12°)

472' 144 m


62' 19 m


Shared By MTB Project Staff



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Nice tour of the upper and lower parks with a short road ride toward the end.

MTB Project Staff

Dogs Unknown

Features -none-

Washington Crossing open all year. Kuser Mountain/Bald Pate Mountain closed for hunting on various days throughout 11/16/13-2/8/14 (Sundays no hunting in NJ)


This trail can be started from 3 spots - parking lot off of the tight Washington Crossing bridge (lower lot), Church Road lot (midpoint lot), or the lot off of Pleasant Valley Road (high lot).

Terrain features include: singletrack, rock gardens, bridge crossings, optional road climb.

Need to Know

Always bring a CO2 cart and a tube. It's a long walk back.


Starting from Church Road lot - the initial run starts after circumventing a wooden road block and down a gravel road. There is a clear cut into the woods on the right after 30 yards.

Turn left and ride the large horse path all the way out to the end (you'll see a road). At the moment you need to ride the same path out. After this you'll have multiple options to turn right into and get into the trails.

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Dec 10, 2017
Dave Brown
Oct 5, 2017
Cory Meatpattie
It was a okay ride but I need to go back and explore more of the area. Riding up the red trail was nearly impossible for “me” on my plus HT. 10mi
Sep 22, 2017
Evan Ridington
Footy single trek, a lot of thorns on both sides. Not well maintained but maintained. It was difficult for me find the trails initially but found them
Jun 18, 2017
Jeyrey Rey
Route funding on 1st attempt
Apr 23, 2017
Dave Brown
Jan 29, 2017
Dan Morrin Jr.
Very muddy after a few days of heavy rain. 7mi
Jan 17, 2017
Ramon Hernadez
Oct 6, 2016
Lindsy Jones

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  3.9 from 7 votes


in Lambertville


  3.9 from 7 votes
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BTW this ride sucked. It's not a bike path, it's a hiking trail with lots of hairpin turns and it's not very well marked. Except for all the signs that say NO BIKES. Jun 8, 2013
SergeiD Didur
Edison, NJ
SergeiD Didur   Edison, NJ
Around Baldplate mountain this trail is almost unpassable: overgrown grass & fern, fallen trees and broken bridges over the streams. Bring GPS! Jun 18, 2016
Not going to lie... I rode around for 2.5 hours before I finally figured out what "Big Climb" and "Washington Crossing" trails were. There are lots of other trails in the park, a lot of which are designated for hiking or horseback riding and aren't part of these loops. And neither "Big Climb" or Washington Crossing" are marked either, by the way. Definitely very overgrown in a lot of places, tore my jacket, bring your kevlar. I second the GPS thing. I literally had to get off my bike with the mountain project app to figure out what the actual trail was. That being said, 15 mi of riding in the great state of superfund sites is pretty rare, so I'm excited to go back now that I've figured out where the trails are! Feb 3, 2018

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