Tourne

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General Information

Tourne Park, located in Boonton is named for it's lookout point called "The Tourne". The land currently known as Tourne Park had been popular for hiking and informal picnicking before it became part of the county system. Originally 226 acres, it currently embraces 546.9 acres, including a wildflower trail with nearly 250 species of native plants which you will not notice as you fly by it at 20 mph. But you can be happy in the knowledge that it's there. The highlight of a trip to Tourne Park continues to be the view from the top, again, which is called, wait for it..."The Tourne". There's going to be a quiz at the end ok?

Google Map

<googlemap version="0.9" lat="40.903069" lon="-74.447136" zoom="14" type="terrain"> http://www.mtbnj.com/gps/TourneLegalLoop.kml

40.909702, -74.441793 Playground or Upper Lot Enter on Denville side. Port-a-John located here. Directions

40.907846, -74.432516 Boonton Side Lot Directions

40.910626, -74.444388 Old Boonton Road Lot Directions

40.893719, -74.452863 Birchwood Lake Lot Directions

40.908942, -74.437494 Ballfield or Lower Lot Enter on Boonton side. Port-a-John located here. Directions

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The above loop is a basic park loop (kml).
Click the desired marker on the map above (via Google Maps).

Details and Info

Miles: 7
Difficulty: Intermediate
Trails: Fire Road
Surface: Dirt (hardpack, mud), Gravel, Mixed
Obstacles: Trail Obstacles, Rock Garden
Special Features: Bridges
Detailed Overview: The trails of the Tourne vary from double-wide gravel fire roads to smooth and flowing single track. The climb to the top of The Tourne is one such example of double-wide fire road. This challenging climb wraps around and up to the "Top of the Tourne" where your efforts for enduring your rear tire slipping out several times on the way up are rewarded with a lovely view of the area. The red trail is the major loop within the park and more or less travels the boundries of the park all the way around. It is mostly single track with a couple small climbs to keep things interesting and few rocks thrown in for good measure. While not considered to be a "destination" park by most, it is perfectly situated for those passing the area looking to get their MTB fix (it is just five minutes from Route 287) and for those looking to get in a quick ride after work.
Park Website: Morris County Parks Commission

Trails

Trail Name Blaze Distance Description
Red Red ? miles
White White ? miles
Green Green ? miles
Yellow Yellow ? miles

Routes

Rider: Glancing Aft
Description:
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Reviews

Discussion, Events, and JORBA

Forum: MTBNJ discussion on Tourne Park
Calendar: MTBNJ events or JORBA events
JORBA Info: None Yet
JORBA Contact: None Yet

Bike Shop(s) and Good Eats

Maps

Videos

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Pictures