close
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
Trail Ridden Direction

Trailforks scans users ridelogs to determine the most popular direction each trail is ridden. A good flowing trail network will have most trails flowing in a single direction according to their intension.
The colour categories are based on what percentage of riders are riding a trail in its intended direction.

  • > 96%
  • > 90%
  • > 80%
  • > 70%
  • > 50%
  • < 50%
Trail Ridden Direction

The intendid direction a trail should be ridden.

  • Downhill Only
  • Downhill Primary
  • Both Directions
  • Uphill Primary
  • Uphill Only
  • One Direction

LEGEND
Trail Difficulties
  • Access Road/Trail
  • White
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Black
  • Double Black Diamond

Trail Report Status
  • Clear / Green
  • Minor Issue / Yellow
  • Significant Issue / Amber
  • Closed or Major Issue / Red

  • Land Owner Overlay
  • Wilderness (typically no bikes in USA)
  • BLM (public)
  • USFS (Wildlife sanctuaries darker than usfs)
  • State land
  • Indigenous
  • Military
Trail Conditions
  • Unknown
  • Snow Packed
  • Snow Covered
  • Freeze/thaw Cycle
  • Icy
  • Prevalent Mud
  • Wet
  • Variable
  • Dry
  • Very Dry
  • Map Markers
  • trail Trail Head
  • photo Photo
  • place Directory Listing
  • region Riding Area
  • TTF TTF
  • Parking Parking
  • Viewpoint Viewpoint
  • Information Information
  • Warning Warning
  • Directions Directions
  • Water Fountain/Source Water Fountain/Source
  • Sight Sight
  • Restrooms Restrooms
  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
  • Other Other
      Built on the rail bed of the former Sussex Branch line of the Erie Lackawanna Railroad, the Sussex Branch Trail traverses 21 miles through farmland, forest and towns in Sussex County. The railroad was a mule driven operation built in 1848 to haul ore from the Andover Iron Mine to the Morris Canal at Waterloo Village. During the latter 1800’s rail was extended to Newton and then to Branchville. In the 1960’s the rail between Andover Junction and Newton was removed. By 1977 the Sussex Branch line had come to an end and in 1982 the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection purchased the abandoned line from Waterloo Road to Branchville as a rail trail.16 It is now managed by Kittatinny Valley State Park and is used for walking, horseback riding, cross country skiing and mountain biking and is wheelchair accessible.

      The trail leaves Waterloo Village near Waterloo Road in Byram Township, passes the west side of Jefferson Lake, heads northwesterly to Cranberry Lake, through Kittatinny Valley State Park in Andover. It continues on to Newton, where the trail is interrupted. The trail starts again on the other side of Newton and continues on to Warbasse Junction in Lafayette Township. In Warbasse Junction the Sussex Branch Trail intersects the Paulinskill Valley Trail.
      Parking google parking directions
      Region Details
      • 3
      • 1


      Open on Oct 20, 2018

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Global Ranking
      #4,287
      State Ranking
      #37
      Trails (view details)
      4
      Trails Mountain Bike
      4
      Trails Hike
      4
      Trails Trail Running
      4
      Total Distance
      18 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      8 miles
      Total Descent
      1,810 ft
      Total Vertical
      551 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,044 ft
      Reports
      3
      Photos
      6
      Ridden Counter
      42

      Photos of Sussex Branch Trail Mountain Bike

      1 |
      Jan 8, 2019 @ 7:48pm
      Jan 8, 2019
      Sussex Branch Trail, Newton to...
      1 |
      Jan 8, 2019 @ 7:48pm
      Jan 8, 2019
      Sussex Branch Trail, Newton to...
      1 |
      Jan 8, 2019 @ 7:48pm
      Jan 8, 2019
      Sussex Branch Trail, Newton to...
      1 |
      Jan 8, 2019 @ 7:48pm
      Jan 8, 2019
      Sussex Branch Trail, Newton to...
      more photos »

      Recent Activity

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #815523silverjeepfreakaddridelogAug 11, 2016 ride log
      Jan 12, 2019 @ 6:24am
      Jan 12, 2019
      user #1526793Jeb081998addphoto in Dover, New Jersey, United States and 3 more
      Jan 8, 2019 @ 7:48pm
      Jan 8, 2019
      user #1361615scottg9999addridelogJan 5, 2019 ride log
      Jan 6, 2019 @ 10:50am
      Jan 6, 2019
      user #1095047Wideglide3242addridelogJan 5, 2019 ride log and 1 more
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 12:52pm
      Jan 5, 2019
      user #1680694jcervelliaddridelogJan 5, 2019 ride log
      Jan 5, 2019 @ 12:14pm
      Jan 5, 2019
      view more »
      • By iridefatbikes JORBA & contributors
      • Admins: JORBA
      • #21134 - 249 views
      • sussex branch trail activity log | embed map of Sussex Branch Trail mountain bike trails | sussex branch trail mountain biking points of interest
      • subscribe print map 3d map donate to earn trail karma!

      Downloading of trail gps tracks in kml & gpx formats is enabled for Sussex Branch Trail.
      You must login to download files.