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 Hewitt 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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5 Reviews & Comments

  • + 1
robsinger (Apr 30, 2021 at 9:39)
Did route with 2 others on 4-28-21.
It was 90+ degrees an we ran out of water with almost an hour to go so cut out the Buddha trail to save whatever energy we had to get down the Split Rock an then up the Cramp Hill trails. My friend actually cramp on Cramp Hill!
I got water at the car and finished the Wall trail alone.
Epic Indeed!
  • + 1
robsinger (Jan 23, 2021 at 14:40)
Maiden voyage completed, what a fun and challenging route!
  • + 1
robsinger (Jan 20, 2021 at 18:07)
Trail Porcupine
Great trail to warmup on before it intersects with the really technical Rockadendron trail.
  • + 1
robsinger (Jan 18, 2021 at 20:32)
Let us know what you think after riding, I plan to soon.
  • + 0
Priestjay (Sep 9, 2019 at 13:11)
Trail The Wall
Very fun trail that flows pretty well, but has many technical sections. I rode it starting at the Cherry Road parking entrance off Clinton Road. The trail comes out on Cherry, so you can do a quick loop and run thru the trail again or go back the opposite direction or go left on Cherry and find other trails that offer more of the same, if not more difficult/technical riding than The Wall.

Trails in Route


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    Black Diamond
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More Stats for Clawson Challenge mountain bike route
  • Altitude min
    1,137 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,233 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,237 ft
  • Grade max
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  • Distance climb
    7 miles
  • Distance down
    6 miles
  • Distance flat
    2 miles
Avg: 5 (1 votes)
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