Six Mile Run, NJ

Posted by  Manny   

One big carriage roadIt’s a riding spotGood TrailsAwesome TrailsThe Bee’s Knees (43 Votes, Avg: 4.28 out of 5)
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Trail Map: View
GPS Tracks: View
Trail Miles: 15 – 20 Miles
Elevation: 120ft
Trail Type: Single Track
Trail Difficulty: Beginner/Intermediate

Park Address: 619-633 Canal Rd, Somerset, NJ 08873
Parking Locations: View
Park Hours: 8am – Sun Down
Park Website: View
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24 Comments

  1.   Jul 09, 2011, 7:00 PM

    Great video Manny!

    I must check this place out.

    •   Jul 09, 2011, 7:12 PM

      Thanks Mike …you will have a blast!

      Manny

  2.   Jul 10, 2011, 9:19 PM

    How have I not heard of this place before? Looks awesome, great video.

    •   Jul 10, 2011, 11:12 PM

      Thanks Aaron! It’s good we are keeping an eye on each others site. Together we can expose all the gems on the east coast.

      •   Jul 12, 2011, 9:22 PM

        Thanks Manny, much appreciated!

  3.   Jul 31, 2011, 3:24 PM

    Looks like you did the blue trail, I found some parts a little difficult, hows the red trail?

    •   Jul 31, 2011, 3:40 PM

      Thanks for checking out my video. It has a small mix of both blue and red. The red trail is somewhat similar to blue but with a few less obstacles and bridges. The Blue is a bit more difficult if you ride it from the Rt27 lot to the Canal side. A clockwise loop flows better. Check out the GPS tracks to get an idea of the best loops. I hope this helps! – Manny

  4.   Oct 04, 2011, 3:33 PM

    Manny, Great video! Now I really have to try this place!

    •   Oct 05, 2011, 2:52 AM

      Thanks Rob! …I love this trail system …you’ll have a great time.

  5.   Apr 04, 2012, 11:16 PM

    Fairly new to MTB and pretty psyched about getting on this trail eventually. Thanks for the review, I never would have know about it! Looks like a blast!

    •   Apr 04, 2012, 11:20 PM

      You’re welcome! You’re going to love 6MR. Don’t forget to come back a give it a rating. – Manny

  6.   Apr 09, 2012, 10:37 PM

    Just did this trail last weekend. It is the absolute best trail I have ever been on. It has everything – man made bike bridges, windy trails, just enough uphill / downhill, and its the perfect length (about 15 miles or so but it can vary based on what combination of trails you take take). It is also the smoothest running trail I’ve ever been on – you can really keep your momentum going most of the way which makes it a blast. I recommend the following route – Start on the Blue trail off of Canal Rd. Take the blue to the red, then get on orange. When the orange trail ends go back the opposite way on red then take the white to jacque Lane parking lot. Then hop on red and take that back to blue and then back to the parking lot on Canal rd. For a free trail map go to the JORBA website (http://www2.jorba.org/index.php?title=Six_Mile_Run_Reservoir_Site).

    •   Apr 09, 2012, 10:42 PM

      Very nice Rob …thanks for sharing your thoughts about this trail! -Manny

      •   Apr 17, 2012, 4:42 PM

        You are welcome Manny. Hey, are you guys going to be posting any new video reviews anytime soon?

        •   Apr 17, 2012, 4:47 PM

          Yes Rob, The 2012 filming season is in few gear. keep an eye on my Facebook and Twitter pages and be the first to know when a new one is posted. – Manny

  7.   May 02, 2012, 12:15 PM

    Finally had the chance to ride this trail system…. And I loved it! This video review gave me the idea, and I do not regret it one bit. I am over an hour away from the trails, but I loved it enough the first time to make me come back down within a few days. I just started riding about a month ago, but there is a perfect combination of uphills and downhills to keep you going. There are turns.. lots and lots of fun turns! And if you aren’t confident enough to play with the ramps or man-made obstacles, there is always the option to go around them. I would highly recommend this for both beginners and anyone who is just looking for a fun ride!

  8.   Nov 24, 2012, 7:51 PM

    It is a beautiful single track. It is not very advance however there are some trees to practice your jumps, I liked the man made bridges and the switch backs. If you are an advanced rider, this is a good trail for workout and enjoy nice scenery.

    •   Nov 24, 2012, 7:54 PM

      Thanks for the input Omar. – Manny

  9.   Nov 26, 2012, 4:44 PM

    Hey manny,
    As we are nearing the winter months, do you have any suggestions on a good place to ride that still maintains good conditions in the cold. I ride at mercer and six mile but am looking to up it up to jungle habitat, ringwood, etc: Are these worth the ride? Thanks P.S you may want to do a trail review on mercer county park. Thanks again

    •   Nov 26, 2012, 10:02 PM

      Hey Stevie,

      A trip to the North is always worth it every once in a while. Let me know if you need someone to show you around. I’ve heard go things about Mercer but never been there. I have a full filming schedule for next season but I might be able to squeeze it in. We’ll see. – Manny

      •   Apr 23, 2013, 10:18 PM

        Sounds great. Over the winter I stayed around central NJ, but I would appreciate a guide if I head up north. If you come the Mercer county park, I would be happy to do the same-Stevie

  10.   Jul 24, 2013, 7:29 PM

    I tried it over the weekend and it’s great.

  11.   Aug 23, 2013, 3:10 PM

    Great trails. We started out at the Jacques Lane parking area taking the trail opposite of lot entry to the blue trail, then the orange and returning on the white. It was about 7 miles of the best riding I have ever done.

  12.   Oct 24, 2013, 4:40 PM

    Just rode the trail today. Started at Canal entrance and rode it to Rt 27. Really nice smooth single track. The Blue trail is great place to take a beginner off road. Love the features as they are well maintained. I’ll definitely go back again. Manny you video review are so well done is like the videos to be longer as they are fun to watch.
    -mike

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