Great fun. Some fast down hills and you can ride all the trails in about an hour. Some erosion has taken place either the 2018 rain. The blue trail has some bad erosion on the downhill near the big bridge. The hills can get your heart pumping! I’d compare it to a roller coaster on the boardwalk. Challenging and fun, not to wild.

I did this with a heavy pack on a 90 degree day this week and found it to be super challenging. A lot of elevation changes was the workout I needed.

pretty, not too busy on a beautiful spring Sunday

Great for kids! The area has many variations of this route that are mapped out at the entrance allowing from a quarter mile hike to well over 4 miles depending on the combination of routes you choose. Some decent hills as well and the trails are very well marked. In nice weather you will see quite a few bikers in the area but on the outermost loops you do get moments of solitude. Horses are also allowed in the area although we did not see any. As a plus..., it is early in the season but we left tick free! Will definitely be returning.

mountain biking
3 months ago

Very fun for mountain biking

decent for the area

Excellent trail. Wooded walk through forrest with stream and lake views. Nice elevation changes but not too difficult.

This trail was fun, but once the kids got tired it became much less fun...

This trail stays true to its ‘Moderate’ name. The inclines are nice and well kept. Very nice trail with plenty of views. We hiked on one nice day in the dead of winter and it was beautiful.

It was amazing! The creek is full of freshwater muscles and clams. There are also some delicious paw paw trees which is kind of fruit. Also after you can go downtown which has many good restaurants and stores.

Nice hike and good workout.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice local trail with good variety of terrain. I'm really not a fan of multiuse trails, but this hike features trails that don't have a lot of blind switchbacks, so you don't get surprised by bikers. The trails are also wide enough to step aside to let a biker pass by. I'd do this trail again.

Was hoping for some more views but overall was a fun trail.

on Bridges Loop Trail

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

A nice friendly trail through the forest. Since I do have a bad knee, I would recommend some type of hiking/trekking pole if you have issues with knees/ankles especially because of the tree roots. A real favorite for all terrain bikers (I saw at least 6 this morning). Doctor's Creek Trail is currently under construction and closed at a certain part.

walking
Friday, May 12, 2017

It is a nice place! I went with my two dogs and two toddlers. I was able to use my BOB stroller but it wasn't the easiest in some places. if my kids didn't walk up the hill, then I'm not sure I would have made it lol. I recommend for kids to walk !

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Awesome park for hikes that range from 1-6 miles. The scenery is beautiful and there is plenty of wildlife! My dog and I will definitely be back. There was a section of Doctor's Creek Trail closed. The sign didn't note why or how long.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Great walk with the dog & kids.

hiking
Sunday, January 29, 2017

This trail is in Clayton Park and provides an easy walk through rolling woodlands. It would make a great trail run an a fast mountain bike ride. A highlight for this hike was spotting a great horned owl roosting in a white pine tree next to the trail! (p.s. I should have read the other reviews more carefully, as stated the directions bring you to a NJ Forest Service facility, get directions directly to Clayton Park instead).

trail running
Thursday, December 01, 2016

small climbs but overall pretty tame....

Awesome trails easy to follow directions and did the bridges trail is a lot of fun

hiking
Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Excellent hiking with my 8 year old son today. Trails are definitely kid friendly and the woods are beautiful! Glad Mr. Clayton didn't sell land for logging. Great stand of old trees through out park.

trail running
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

A great trail for running because of the nice dirt trails and because it isn't particularly rocky. Well marked even though the trails are really well used and obvious. For a circuit trail run, this park is ideal!

Love this place, it's hard to find a good hike in New Jersey and this place is beautiful and has a lot to explore

walking
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

For the first time ever going through the trail it was very easy. Beautiful sites to see and great to bring the dogs along!

Pretty easy well marked trails.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

It was a nice first time ride. the canopy is pretty thick so it does block light rain.

An awesome ride...areas of rough terrain and lots of hills. Challenging and fun!

hiking
Thursday, March 03, 2016

Definitely a nice hike - was able to make 4.5 miles out of it going the long way around. Not very challenging but does have some inclines and soft terrain. Recommended for a nice afternoon hike

hiking
Monday, September 07, 2015

Excellent informational kiosks throughout the park.

hiking
Saturday, August 08, 2015

Cool there are wild blueberries on the side of the trail and they have plaques that identify the different plant species.

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