15.6 miles
1,217 ft
-1,214 ft
1,398 ft
High Point

The route is a medley of the best trails Jim Clawson created - known by his friends as Ort or Mr. Nature. Thank you Jim - RIP

Without question the best mountain biking trails throughout all of Wawayanda.

Challenges are not meant to be easy nor is this route.
Be safe and enjoy!

Starting location is Farber Circle, the west end of Cherry Ridge Road which is right off of Clinton Road.
FYI - after turning off Clinton Rd onto Cherry Ridge and going a half mile, the road turns to all dirt with some large holes. Proceed another half mile to where the road opens up into sort of a circle, which is the starting area.

Detailed Description
Clawson Challenge is a 16 mile popular expert route located near Vernon New Jersey. This mountain bike primary route can be used both directions and has a hard overall physical rating. This route includes 10 trails. This route climbs 1,217 ft with a max elevation of 1,398 ft then descends -1,214 ft.
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More Stats for Clawson Challenge mountain bike route
  • Avg time
    3 hr 31 min
  • Altitude min
    1,137 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,233 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,237 ft
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  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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