12.2 miles
Distance
1,627 ft
Climb
-1,624 ft
Descent
540 ft
High Point

If you're looking for a big day on the bike give this route a try - you will cover just about all the trails in both Alpine and Rockleigh (except the blue at Rockleigh) starting with ease fast rolling terrain progressing to lots of elevation and the many ravine crossing the parks are known for. The Rockleigh end is quite challenging with extreme elevation so think about pacing yourself. Heading back from there is gentle fast terrain.

Starting location is Ruckman Rd off 9W - limited parking for 4 or 5 vehicles.
GPS link - https://goo.gl/maps/7x43Wqi77WsLxa3i8

FYI - If using the Trailforks app or a GPS device, you can start anywhere and follow the route tracks.

Enjoy and be safe

Detailed Description
Alpine/Rockleigh Grand Tour is a 12 mile popular intermediate route located near Alpine New Jersey. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 4 trails. This route climbs 1,627 ft with a max elevation of 540 ft then descends -1,624 ft.

8 Reviews & Comments

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Darek1269 (Mar 22, 2021 at 10:58)
Trail Big Tony
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jtt420 (Jan 17, 2021 at 8:03)
Trail Big Tony
Love this one.

You gotta ride this one southbound and yellow scout when riding northbound for the logical loopback.
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robsinger (Oct 6, 2020 at 14:25)
Did entire route today 10-6-20 - awesome.
2 long climbs at the Alpine end and 3 at Rockleigh. Be careful after coming down the white trail at Rockleigh end, there are a few crossing trails making a bit confusing.
Love all the rocky ravine crossings - they are all dried up, will have to see how they are once filled with water.
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robsinger (Oct 6, 2020 at 12:18)
Trail Hang Em High
Rode the trail again 10-6-20 and that steep narrow rocky descent at very end was covered with leaves making it more challenging.
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robsinger (Oct 4, 2020 at 14:59)
Trail Hang Em High
Rode trail 10-4-20 for 1st time and it felt more like a blue difficulty with a short steep decent near the end.
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FathomRider (Aug 3, 2019 at 4:40)
Trail Hang Em High
The best "starter" black trail at Alpine! Lots of nice log jumps and kickers to give you a little air, and the rockface poses for a fun challenge!
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FathomRider (Aug 3, 2019 at 4:38)
Trail Big Tony
Definitely try it out to support the guys that created it, but it doesn't seem to be worth getting off of Yellow Scout for.
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adamstrails (May 1, 2018 at 7:05)
Trail Red DH
Be aware that this trail should not be ridden by people using road bikes, as was said above
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Trails in Route

Pet Sematary272 ft
Big Tony1,939 ft
Red DH4,508 ft
Hang Em High1,375 ft

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  • Riding area
  • Primary Activity
    Mountain Bike
  • Other Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Difficulty rating
    Blue
  • Route Type
    Loop
  • Bike type
    AM, XC, Fat
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Physical rating
    Hard
  • Ridelogs
    35
More Stats for Alpine/Rockleigh Grand Tour mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    87 ft
  • Altitude start
    472 ft
  • Altitude end
    476 ft
  • Grade max
    -41.2%
  • Grade min
    29.8%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    5 miles
  • Distance flat
    3,077 ft
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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Alpine Big Tony Trail May 25, 2022
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Recent Trail Reports Along Route

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Big Tony
Aug 31, 2022 @ 5:30pm
Aug 31, 2022
Hang Em High
Aug 23, 2022 @ 11:47am
Aug 23, 2022
Lots of early leaf fall
Pet Sematary
Aug 23, 2022 @ 11:47am
Aug 23, 2022
Red DH
Dec 14, 2021 @ 6:58am
Dec 14, 2021
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