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Old 06-17-2010, 09:33 PM   #1
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Off Roading in NJ?

Hey guys... I live in northern NJ and am just looking for some new places to take the Jeep. I've been by the trails up in west milford a little with a bike but never a jeep, the same with down by Toms River. Just lookin for some new spots, near of far.... preferably somewhat legal. thanks

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Old 06-19-2010, 07:11 AM   #2
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the only legal place in jersey is Waretown State Forest. but ill stick with my chances with a lotttttt of other places lol. im from toms river area and theres a lot of spots people dont know about.

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Old 06-19-2010, 04:00 PM   #3
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If you wana come down my way theres a small mudhole me and a few friends go to..
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Old 06-19-2010, 11:39 PM   #4
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There's actually a ton of places in southern Jersey to go to. Most of the Pine Barrens are legal to go through, you just have to be careful for when walking paths start and the trails end. I have a few locals spots near me that I frequent all just intertwined trails along Ft. Dix and the Pine Barrens. There's also Whartons State Park which is the big area to go in Jersey. There are the Butterfly Bogs in Jackson, NJ. You have some spots off Rt. 70 heading towards LBI. There's Island Beach State Park. You've got Bass River. You've got Apple Pie Hill. There's tons of things down here, ya just gotta get in touch with people who know the areas.

And SurfNaked, Waretown isn't the only legal place. Most of the Pine Barrens are open to registered and licensed vehicles, and you're in the clear as long as your not clearing your own paths.

In North Jersey, check out places around Warren County where it's still pretty rural.
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i knew there were a bunch of trails in the pine barrens, just never knew my way around that area. hows the waretown forrest?, maybe ill check it out next time i go down to lbi.
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wrangler forum does not condone wildcatting. if there is any mention of illegal wheeling, this thread will be deleted.

wheeling in wharton state forest is legal, just make sure you visit a ranger's station and verify that the trails that you are going to be on are open to the public at that time. sometimes they close trails for certain reasons, but the ranger's station will be able to help you with which one's to avoid. the atsion ranger's station on rt. 206 is a good place to start. rausch creek off road park is another good place to wheel. it is located in tremont, pa. i live in the flemington, nj area, and it takes us about 2 hours to get there, and one of the guys we go wheeling with is from north jersey, it take him about 2 hours as well.
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wrangler forum does not condone wildcatting. if there is any mention of illegal wheeling, this thread will be deleted.
ain't no one discussing wildcatting or anything illegal, most of the pine barrens are open to vehicles that are registered.
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Would anyone be up for a run through bthe pine barrons anytime soon? i think that would be fun.
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Hey guys... I live in northern NJ and am just looking for some new places to take the Jeep. I've been by the trails up in west milford a little with a bike but never a jeep, the same with down by Toms River. Just lookin for some new spots, near of far.... preferably somewhat legal. thanks
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ain't no one discussing wildcatting or anything illegal, most of the pine barrens are open to vehicles that are registered.
the bolded line above was the reason for my post and concern
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Old 06-24-2010, 04:10 PM   #10
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I'm up for a pine barrens run just don't know my way around there too well
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Old 06-24-2010, 07:10 PM   #11
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I'm up for a pine barrens run just don't know my way around there too well
We would have to get some people who know it well because i sure as hell dont
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LOL thats only about 2 hours away from me
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We would have to get some people who know it well because i sure as hell dont
dont need to know your way around. I go there as often as possible and still dont know my way around. still have a blast every time i go tho. Hit me up if u want to go sometime. Ill probably be camping over there the 2nd weekend in July.
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I'm gonna be down around there this weekend with another kid with a Rubi if u guys wanna meet up and do some wheelin
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Anyone interested in meeting up this Sunday 10/9?

Me and a friend are taking our jeeps out to the Pine Barrens and we have no idea what we're doing. Anyone interested in meeting up with us or showing us some cool trails we could take? We'll buy you a beer or two in return We're going on Sunday 10/9.
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Me and a friend are taking our jeeps out to the Pine Barrens and we have no idea what we're doing. Anyone interested in meeting up with us or showing us some cool trails we could take? We'll buy you a beer or two in return We're going on Sunday 10/9.
Darn, so this a little too late. How was it?
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Also would have been up for it.
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i ride my dirt bike in the Mahwah mountains and i see people take their trucks and jeeps up there
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i ride my dirt bike in the Mahwah mountains and i see people take their trucks and jeeps up there
I can join you on Bike or Jeep!
I live right around that are as well.
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I can join you on Bike or Jeep!
I live right around that are as well.
Did you guys go to mahwah? If so, how was it?
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Me and a friend are taking our jeeps out to the Pine Barrens and we have no idea what we're doing. Anyone interested in meeting up with us or showing us some cool trails we could take? We'll buy you a beer or two in return We're going on Sunday 10/9.
im taking my jeep to hidden lakes(in the pine barrens if you are familiar) this upcoming sunday if you want to come. im a total newb at wheeling also so it could be fun

edit: fml this is from a year ago. thanks for bumping it guys lol. but im still going this sunday if anyone wants too
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Anybody been to Penndel, PA. I know it's not in NJ, but it seems it's only an hour from me in central NJ. Looks like trails on 2 sides of a river with some water fording. Someone mentioned it in another thread. Here are the GPS cords:

40.149037,-74.947434
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Anybody been to Penndel, PA. I know it's not in NJ, but it seems it's only an hour from me in central NJ. Looks like trails on 2 sides of a river with some water fording. Someone mentioned it in another thread. Here are the GPS cords:

40.149037,-74.947434
thats right by bristol, im only like 25 minutes away from there. would love to check it out if anyone can vouch for it
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im taking my jeep to hidden lakes(in the pine barrens if you are familiar) this upcoming sunday if you want to come. im a total newb at wheeling also so it could be fun

edit: fml this is from a year ago. thanks for bumping it guys lol. but im still going this sunday if anyone wants too
I'm going Sept 7, 8, 9. Need info on what campsites are closest to the best trails.
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I'm going Sept 7, 8, 9. Need info on what campsites are closest to the best trails.
theres so many nice trails back there, been going there since 07ish, with friends and their trucks. ive never camped there but i was there a week or so ago and when we came out of this one (pretty fun) trail, the park ranger station and one campsite was right there. im sure theres tons of info available online. hidden lakes is the place to be for bonfires, rope swings, and drinking. although i believe you are not "legally" supposed to be back there since its a conservation area. its funny though last time i was there, there was a wrangler flipped over in one of the lakes
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Awesome my dad was back there in the 70s when there was concerts and crazy stuff
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I've been to Penndel a bunch of times with a bunch of different jeepers. Awesome trails. Pretty technical. Anytime a stock jeep comes with us they need get stuck or break down. Do not recommend this place for stock jeeps.
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I've been to Penndel a bunch of times with a bunch of different jeepers. Awesome trails. Pretty technical. Anytime a stock jeep comes with us they need get stuck or break down. Do not recommend this place for stock jeeps.
Sounds good to me! I could use to improve my technical skills.
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I'd be down to go sometime soon. I know of about 5-6 jeeps that I go with who would be down as well. I'm pretty busy on weekends for the next couple weeks though. And three of the other guys are military and schedule depends on duty assignments. Anyways, my number is 609.672.7253. Name is Chris. Anyone interested ever just text me.

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