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…

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…

Chapter Report for Lewis Morris

CHAPTER REPORT FOR LEWIS MORRIS  March 2021  Greg Murray  Synposis:  New Trails Director Amy Lutsko began tenure in second half of 2020. Has carte blanche to design  and implement her vision.  Seeks to revamp Lewis Morris, Pyramid Mountain and Tourne and is drafting a strategic plan.  Current focus on Lewis Morris and Pyramid (latter is…

Atlantic County Chapter Report

Both the “Seaview Tract Trails” and “Estell Manor Park” are governed by the Atlantic County Parks Commission of which we have an outstanding relationship with.  The “Port Trails” are governed by the Port Republic Town Government.  We also have an outstanding relationship with them. We created a Facebook page “Atlantic County MTB Group” in order…

JORBA Wharton State Forest Chapter 2020 Report

131 Volunteer Hours The many dead pine trees from the fire of 2017 are still aging and falling. We are keeping up with it.Due to the pandemic, we advertised only one trail work day in 2020. Instead we organized several small socially distanced groups for the large jobs. We also were asking the Wharton regulars…