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LCerva

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Hi everyone,
New to the forum. I want to find some trails near NYC to test my rig out. Currently I only have some all terrain tires added. That plus the fact that I am a complete newb means I’m looking for some rookie trails to start. However, I wouldn’t mind you mentioning trails of any difficulty just to know what I’m working with. I plan to add rock rails and a steel rear bumper soon. So, I will be ready to take on tougher trails soon as I get a good feel for this. I’m excited to get started. I appreciate any advice and suggestions. Please, don’t be shy to comment.
And please share your recorded trails and maps on Gaia.
Thanks
Lorenzo
 
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LCerva

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So, I started compiling a list through forum searches here and elsewhere for members that are near NYC. I would still like to find even closer trails. Feel free to add or comment on these trails. I will be editing as I gather more info. This is just a plain list of trails and the state they are located in. If you have info on the difficulty, distance from NYC, or access points it would be much appreciated! So far this is what I have...


Moose river plains - Adirondacks
Lincoln Pass - Vermont
White mountains - New Hampshire
Burnt Ross man hills state forest - New York
Mallet pons state forest- New York
Rausch creek off road park - PA
Anthracite outdoor adventure area - PA
Trans New Jersey trail
Stokes state forest - New Jersey
Brendan T Byrne state forest - New Jersey
Pine barrens trail - New Jersey
Delaware water gap Recreation area - New Jersey
Frederick watershed - Maryland
Freetown-fall river state park - Massachusetts
Hooker mountain state forest - New York
 
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Jeff B

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The Trans New Jersey trail is probably the closest to the city. Depending on the vehicle you have there are meet ups that go to Rausch Creek and AOAA and you could gain some experience doing that.
 
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tacoclifford

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If you head out to the high point state forest area and the Delaware River recreation area, there’s miles of dirt roads some some small obstacles and some washed out sections. They do close for the winter so if you’d like to explore there, I’d suggest doing it fairly soon


The main attraction for me atleast is buttermilk falls. The coordinates are. 41.13702, -74.88902
 
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LCerva

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If you head out to the high point state forest area and the Delaware River recreation area, there’s miles of dirt roads some some small obstacles and some washed out sections. They do close for the winter so if you’d like to explore there, I’d suggest doing it fairly soon


The main attraction for me atleast is buttermilk falls. The coordinates are. 41.13702, -74.88902
Can you shed some light on this? What is the access point for truck trails? Is this only in high point state forest? Anything you can tell us would help.
 

tacoclifford

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Can you shed some light on this? What is the access point for truck trails? Is this only in high point state forest? Anything you can tell us would help.
There’s not much to really shed light on. Most of the “trails” you’ll find in this area are dirt roads. That’s all they really are. There is a couple washed out sections here and there. But you can drive around for a full day and just explore. There are some nice sights to see in the area. I’ll put a link below with a route Iv taken in the past. I don’t have any pictures of the roads. But they’re dirt roads with some small rocks. The first time I was there I was with a group of Subaru’s. So that should give you some insight into how difficult the roads are. But like I said, they do close some of the roads in winter. Not sure when they close though

 

LCerva

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There’s not much to really shed light on. Most of the “trails” you’ll find in this area are dirt roads. That’s all they really are. There is a couple washed out sections here and there. But you can drive around for a full day and just explore. There are some nice sights to see in the area. I’ll put a link below with a route Iv taken in the past. I don’t have any pictures of the roads. But they’re dirt roads with some small rocks. The first time I was there I was with a group of Subaru’s. So that should give you some insight into how difficult the roads are. But like I said, they do close some of the roads in winter. Not sure when they close though

Thanks. The info and the map really help. It will be a great first trip for me with my rig. Gotta start somewhere.
 

tacoclifford

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Thanks. The info and the map really help. It will be a great first trip for me with my rig. Gotta start somewhere.
Absolutely. It’s s great place for any rig. It’s fun to do the harder stuff but sometimes you just need a chance to relax and Enjoy some scenery.