The Belleplain Single Track (BST) mountain bike trail was designed to introduce beginners to single track riding as well as offer more technical levels for experienced riders. The route begins and ends beside the ballfield pavilion just past the Lake Nummy parking area. 204-210 Champion Rd, Woodbine NJ 08270. The trail is meant to be ridden one way. Follow the pink-marked stakes which further designate three routes – 1, 2 and 3. All routes start together, separate along the trail and rejoin each other as the routes return towards the parking area.
Follow 1 for a 4 mile ride
Follow 2 for a 7 mile ride
Follow 3 for a 10.5 mile ride
Route 1 is designed for beginner riders. The route follows established fire cuts and dirt trails as well as new route through the woods, but without difficult logs to ride over. The #1 route separates from #2 and #3 at mile 3.3 and returns to the parking area. Routes #2 and #3 continue and subsequently become more technical.
Route 2 is the most technical with a challenging segment through a thick canopy of a mountain laurel. Other features include sections through mature white pine followed by another difficult section through pole-sized white pine. The ride incorporates numerous logs to either ride over or around.
Routes 2 and 3 divide at mile 4.3 with #3 crossing the wetlands via the East Creek Trail before embarking on 3.5 miles through more open woodlands. Route 3 returns onto the East Creek Trail to re-cross the wetlands where it rejoins #2.
The course has it’s own unique character. Special effort was taken to showcase the flora of Belleplain State Forest, especially the mountain laurel. Make the effort to ride the course around Memorial Day when the mountain laurel is in full bloom. The trail is intended for mountain biking, hiking or bird watching.
To maintain the trail, the Belleplain Trail Users Group was established. Days to work on the trail will be scheduled periodically on an as needed basis. Contact the Belleplain office if you wish to participate in trail maintenance.
Many individuals were involved in efforts to establish the BST, including representatives from Belleplain State Forest, South Jersey Wheelmen, Jersey Off Road Bicycle Association, International Mountain Bicycling Association, interested volunteers and support from Beacon Cycling and Fitness, Northfield; KITnBOB’s, Millville; Mojo Bicycle Shop, Vineland; Randy’s General Store and Bike Shop, Bridgeton; and, Tuckahoe Bike Shop, Tuckahoe. Please support these local bike shops.
Enjoy the trail! Helmets are mandatory for children under the age of 17. Helmets and eye protection are recommended for safety purposes for all riders.