High Mountain Updates

The trails listed below will need to be closed to all trail users to help protect endangered species. Some closures will be soft, some will include covering the tread with sticks and leaves other options like planting in the tread will be explored. The rest of the trails will be added as official trails and…

New JORBA Rep for Mine Hill Chapter

Please welcome Jeremy Klopper as the new representative for the Mine Hill Chapter of JORBA. Jeremy is taking over for Jason Gonsalves. Jason has been the driving force behind all the trails at Dickerson Mine Preserve, none of which would exist without his tireless efforts building and maintaining them. Thank you Jason.

2020 JORBA Chapter Report/Ringwood State Park

In 2020, the Ringwood Trail Crew recorded 612 volunteer hours. In April, James Bazzano and Tom Pannorfi organized work parties that Park Management permitted, while the Park was technically closed, due to Covid-19 restrictions. Strict mask protocol was observed, and social distancing encouraged. Standout projects include removal of a dilapidated 20+ year old bridge, that…

Wawayanda SP/Black Bear Cycling Chapter Update

3/20/2021, Bill Romollino Not much new to report.  Tackling trail maintenance in very small groups 1-2 people due to COVID-19.  No new trail projects or re-routes in play.  Working to finalize placement of repair kiosk near the park HQ and install.  Continue to work with park staff on adopting and blazing social trails within the…

Belleplain Chapter Report

103 hours worked. Big blow down of large oaks. Took two, five hour days to clear. Six people each day. Trail is open and clear of debris,  I ride it once a week to check. New brush hog is much easier to use and makes clearing trail very efficient. Could use two large hand saws.Jim Costello

Allamuchy Trail Crew Review 2020

215 hours Constant tree removal throughout the year Rock causeway (wet re-route) completed on White Trail Pink blazing on Lumpy Bumpy Extensive ‘brush-back’ at Deer Park and Tranquility side Kiosk maintenance Bridge repair on Allamuchy Pond Trail Continued closing of rouge trail on the lower Red Trail Lower Four Bump Alternate to Lumpy Bumpy (wet…

Baldpate 2020 Review

Approximately 40 hours of mainly trimming.  Was approved to address bad areas on the Ridge Trail, which cutting nics was effective to address issues. Armoured an historically bad wet spot, approximately 10-15 feet in length, and it held up well over the winter. In October, walked one of the illegal trails with Alex Riveria, the…