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Jeeps16 01-18-2013 08:09 AM

Northern Jersey spots?
 
Is there any good places to off road in northern jersey? I'm running out of places

wilmerc76 03-05-2013 05:36 PM

Did you try Mahwah?

Bigfish27 03-09-2013 08:13 PM

I am new to this. just bought my wrangler 4 months ago and have no idea about any places. Last time I ask at the jeep club and they told me no places in Jersey only in PA 3 hr away. Very disappointed any help will appreciated.

wilmerc76 03-10-2013 01:05 PM

Not sure how far away from stokes you are but that's an option. I guy on the Hudson Valley thread allows other jeepers from the forum use his place from time to time. He just hosted a day of wheelin yesterday.

Bigfish27 03-14-2013 09:40 PM

Man I wish I knew. Maybe next time. Mean time I am planning to check Mahwah place you mentioned before.
Do you know anything about place in east Hanover? I saw in threads somebody was asking about it.

Jeeps16 03-14-2013 09:46 PM

If you go around the flatbrook-roy wildlife management area you can find some trails .... Just found them .... If anyone ever wants to meet up I'm game

wilmerc76 03-15-2013 07:24 PM

I'm pretty new to all off this so just finding out about trail locations myself. Just so you know, the Mahwah trails are not legal. To bad also. Check out the vids on YouTube. I'm down to check out the trails at the WMA. There's a meet next weekend for some trails in Sparta.

Flynn 04-12-2013 08:23 AM

Here today, gone to Mahwah

nj_jeep 05-14-2013 08:19 PM

I need some places in NJ too

wilmerc76 05-15-2013 09:01 AM

A bunch of us are meeting up this Sunday to hit stokes.

hort_15 05-19-2013 11:10 PM

Hey new to jeeps too! Just picked up my new wrangler and wanna go offroading ASAP. heard stokes is a good beginner trail and can do it solo? Any thoughts?

wilmerc76 05-20-2013 06:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hort_15 (Post 3773131)
Hey new to jeeps too! Just picked up my new wrangler and wanna go offroading ASAP. heard stokes is a good beginner trail and can do it solo? Any thoughts?

It is, and you can. The only thing is you have to know your way around. We had a good time yesterday. Keep your eye on the thread. We meet up every couple of weeks.

hort_15 05-20-2013 09:15 AM

Great! Any chance u guys have a trail map?

wilmerc76 05-20-2013 06:08 PM

Trail map, no. If you read back a little in the thread someone posted about stoping at a ranger station for some type of map.

wilmerc76 05-20-2013 06:39 PM

Sorry, not this thread, the Sparta thread.

hort_15 06-19-2013 09:10 PM

Just went thru stokes yesterday. Had a blast! Some mud fields but was afraid to get the whole car in there bc I didn't want to get stuck....went alone.

wilmerc76 06-20-2013 09:47 PM

Did you find the creek? How did your age your way around. Better to avoid the spots that look suspect when your by yourself, unless you have a winch.

hort_15 06-22-2013 10:20 PM

Creek? Nope just went along brook and there were some tiny trails leading to open fields etc. fun but didn't wanna go to hardcore without any spotters :P

RayJK14 06-23-2013 06:54 PM

Theres a place in West Milford as well, but thats a secret for us locals :| You go find your own spot..



Anyways I'm kidding, I live in Ringwood ( Smack between West Mil/Mahwah) and i could show you some stuff. It's all illegal because its too much fun and the local government's would rather kid's have other activities that are much safer ( like drugs)

When you say Mahwah do you mean Behind the Sheraton ? or Off of Stag Hill Road.

wilmerc76 06-23-2013 09:06 PM

Off stag hill. I don't go near the Sheraton.

wilmerc76 06-23-2013 09:07 PM

I'm always up for new spots.

hort_15 06-23-2013 10:13 PM

Ooh stag hill seams a lot closer than stokes! Maybe my next adventure will be up there!

RayJK14 06-24-2013 02:12 PM

I'd say you guys are safer by the Sheraton then stag hill. I honestly avoid the place like the plague because of the locals.

hort_15 06-24-2013 03:03 PM

U mean locals that dont like jeeps riding through...boo!

Flynn 06-24-2013 04:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RayJK14 (Post 3891872)
Theres a place in West Milford as well, but thats a secret for us locals :| You go find your own spot..



Anyways I'm kidding, I live in Ringwood ( Smack between West Mil/Mahwah) and i could show you some stuff. It's all illegal because its too much fun and the local government's would rather kid's have other activities that are much safer ( like drugs)

When you say Mahwah do you mean Behind the Sheraton ? or Off of Stag Hill Road.

Ha! I grew up in WM, did a lot of trail riding. Ever go to the old Jungle Habitait?

wilmerc76 06-24-2013 05:08 PM

Fortunately I haven't come across any locals. I have tab into other Jeepers on the other hand. I'm always looking for places to wheel. Let me know whenever your up for a meet and Jeep.

RayJK14 06-25-2013 08:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Flynn (Post 3895140)
Ha! I grew up in WM, did a lot of trail riding. Ever go to the old Jungle Habitait?


I ride my Mountain Bike there on a weekly basis, love what they did (or didn't) do to the place.

As for the locals of stag hill, yeah they are a rough bunch, i try to stay outta there when i can, I rock behind the Sheraton and only ever run into other jeepers or offroaders. I've noticed that the Mahwah Cops don't care if you wheel back there as long as your not boozing or druggin'.

I'd love to go to Rausch sometime, but im waiting to atleast have my front dif locked. So were looking at December at the earliest :(



Also Ringwood State Park used to offer a Brushwoods access permit, you needed a valid fishing liscene because the reason you were there was to fish... Which is a joke because nobody fishes with XJ's locked on 37's ;). But due to pipeline construction that area is zoned off for now. I will update when it opens again though !

wilmerc76 06-26-2013 05:54 PM

I thought that the cops bust chops for wheelin behind the Sheraton. Someone said that its a bird sanctuary.

RayJK14 06-30-2013 05:50 PM

None that i have seen. Its all powerlines and trails that wrap around them pretty much.

NFRs2000NYC 06-30-2013 08:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RayJK14 (Post 3914429)
None that i have seen. Its all powerlines and trails that wrap around them pretty much.

If there are powerlines that means it's illegal to wheel there. The power companies own 50 feet in all directions from the towers, so you can get smacked with a fine. Stokes and Wharton are basically the only legal wheeling in Jersey. Unfortunately, there is no good wheeling within nearly 500 miles of the NY/NJ area. I had to drive my rig all the way to Moab to really enjoy myself. Around here its just a bunch of slop and puddles.


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