North Branch Raritan River 2011
half of a 71-mile moderately hilly loop around the Raritan River, both its North + South branches -- the most interesting + pretty loop this long I know in New Jersey on quieter roads without seriously steep hills. Lots of riding alongside rivers. Farmland open fields, horses + other animals. Dirt roads, quiet woods, interesting houses. Mostly on quieter roads. For the other half of the loop, search on Bikely.com for [njwsbrr].
For more info + connections with other routes, see www.roberts-1.com/b/x/nj - routeID [njwnbrr].
This section has almost 3 miles on dirt-gravel roads, and 2200 vertical feet of climbing, including This section has almost 3 miles on dirt-gravel roads, and 2200 vertical feet of climbing, including three long uphills.
For alternate roads + notes + warnings (or for detailed turn-by-turn directions) click on Show, then select Cue Sheet.
This half roughly follows the North Branch of the Raritan River, then crosses its Lamington branch toward the South branch. Starts near Somerville + Raritan, then Far Hills, Bedminster, Gladstone + Peapack, finishing near Chester + Long Valley. This route not checked by me since 2011.