The OFFICIAL Trans NJ Trail Thread

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OK I found an app in the Google Play store that worked. I see the map point red flags and the trails/roads. Not all of them are named, would this be right?

Thanks again for all the help with this.
Unfortunately, I cannot help you with that. I designed the route using the iPhone/iPad only app LeadNav. I know how it looks on Google Maps and on LeadNav. Anything else and I have no clue how it looks. Sorry but you’re on your own if you’re using anything else other than LeadNav or Google Maps. Maybe someone else with an android can help you out?
 
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Unfortunately, I cannot help you with that. I designed the route using the iPhone/iPad only app LeadNav. I know how it looks on Google Maps and on LeadNav. Anything else and I have no clue how it looks. Sorry but you’re on your own if you’re using anything else other than LeadNav or Google Maps. Maybe someone else with an android can help you out?
I think I have a a good handle on trail. As a kid, our local school system owned a place up off of Old Mind Road. Every year we had class trips to there. Over the years I have driven off road around there. Never knowing how much more there was.

So glad that you did all the you did to plot the route as detailed as it is. For sure I am planning to do it one section at a time.

Thanks again.
 
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Hi everyone! This is probably the most info we’ve found online regarding TNJT. Thanks a million for this thread @Xplorr313. Got a quick question. Got myself a RWD sand car. Which trail is best to take for a day trip? DDAC1617-7928-4AEC-AD8C-2AC65C9BFDCD.jpeg
 
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Hi everyone! This is probably the most info we’ve found online regarding TNJT. Thanks a million for this thread @Xplorr313. Got a quick question. Got myself a RWD sand car. Which trail is best to take for a day trip? View attachment 118894
Thats badass. I recommend starting at Six Flags (Jackson NJ) area of the trail and head south. You’ll find a lot of sand and gravel roads in that area. I recommend avoiding the deep water crossings and taking the by pass routes.
 
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Thats badass. I recommend starting at Six Flags (Jackson NJ) area of the trail and head south. You’ll find a lot of sand and gravel roads in that area. I recommend avoiding the deep water crossings and taking the by pass routes.
So I need to download the GAIA App to view the map? Is there a tutorial somewhere? Thanks again!
 

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21EB7B17-134F-4A12-A632-41E269C9939C.jpegCB0FC6AD-6248-4213-AA9C-9B14855AC407.jpegHi everyone,

Looks like you guys had a great time on your trip.

I’d like to get in on another group run. I have a stock ‘17 and I’d love to take my Air OPUS off road trailer with me. It’s pretty wide but with a ground clearance of over 12” it’s get over anything my Taco can.

Anyone planning on doing an overnight or two anytime soon?
 
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View attachment 119471View attachment 119472Hi everyone,

Looks like you guys had a great time on your trip.

I’d like to get in on another group run. I have a stock ‘17 and I’d love to take my Air OPUS off road trailer with me. It’s pretty wide but with a ground clearance of over 12” it’s get over anything my Taco can.

Anyone planning on doing an overnight or two anytime soon?
That's A beautiful trailer!
 

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View attachment 119471View attachment 119472Hi everyone,

Looks like you guys had a great time on your trip.

I’d like to get in on another group run. I have a stock ‘17 and I’d love to take my Air OPUS off road trailer with me. It’s pretty wide but with a ground clearance of over 12” it’s get over anything my Taco can.

Anyone planning on doing an overnight or two anytime soon?
That is a nice trailer for sure but I hate to say it, down in the pine barrens part of the TNJT, you’re gonna have a tough time pulling that trailer through some sections of that part of the TNJT.
 

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That is a nice trailer for sure but I hate to say it, down in the pine barrens part of the TNJT, you’re gonna have a tough time pulling that trailer through some sections of that part of the TNJT.
Because it’s too heavy or because it’s too wide?
 

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Because it’s too heavy or because it’s too wide?
It doesn’t look much wider than the Tacoma but in some sections, trying to maneuver the trailer around obstacles may be a bit challenging. Thinking about it, you just might be ok with the exception of a couple spots. The trail is mostly wide open but there are a few spots in the pines where the trail gets tight, real tight and it could cause a problem for you. You would most certainly need to take the Zillon bypass lol.
 

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It doesn’t look much wider than the Tacoma but in some sections, trying to maneuver the trailer around obstacles may be a bit challenging. Thinking about it, you just might be ok with the exception of a couple spots. The trail is mostly wide open but there are a few spots in the pines where the trail gets tight, real tight and it could cause a problem for you. You would most certainly need to take the Zillon bypass lol.
Well I am willing to try with a group, if you ever lead a group run let me know. I’m dying to try it, just don’t want to do it without someone that already knows it.
 

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Well I am willing to try with a group, if you ever lead a group run let me know. I’m dying to try it, just don’t want to do it without someone that already knows it.
I know the whole route like the back of my hand. Now getting me to lead a group run, that’s gonna be tough. My days of leading group runs are done. I’m a lone wolf any more.
 
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I know the whole route like the back of my hand. Now getting me to lead a group run, that’s gonna be tough. My days of leading group runs are done. I’m a lone wolf any more.
Ok, understandable. Thanks for all of the work you put into the gpx file.
 
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@Redbear part of the beauty of the TNJT is that while it's removed from the urban-like NJ, it's close enough to everything. It can certainly be done as a multi-day, top to bottom, in it's entirety thing, but it can be chipped at as day or even part of day trips. I have the route downloaded in my device & when I go somewhere, and have some time to kill, i just jump on the TNJT for a bit. For instance, a few years ago, I was working near Princeton. We knocked off a lil early on a Friday so I jumped on the TNJT and rode it as close to home as I could (Atsion Ranger Station, Wharton SF)