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    Abandoned Railbeds

    I know it is illegal to ride on Railbeds in the United States. I was curious if it was also illegal to ride on abandoned ones?

    From the looks of it there is a decent one to here closeby that is secluded in the woods. Might be interesting to try.

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    i would do a lttle recon see if it's posted no trespassing just to be sure, but in my experience old railbeds lead to trails off into the wood eventually

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    It is not in Jersey. They are called Rail Trails.

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    If the trail is posted "No Trespassing" or not posted at all - it might still be unpatrolled-enough to go do some exploring. The railbeds themselves are usually sorta boring - like a badly washboarded stretch of dirt road that never gets steeper than about 1% - 2% grade. It may however, access some good trails, like slowdave mentioned. One thing I would offer: If it is a "closed" or unmarked railway - do a quick inspection of any bridges the tracks go over before riding them (why was the railway line closed?). If it has been closed a long time, and the bridge has fallen into disrepair or rotted, it might be a long time before anyone finds you if you fell off/through one of them! Otherwise, could be some good exploring!
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    Come on! How is riding on a flat, wide rail bed "all mountain"? Post in the right forum.
    Keep the Country country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lelandjt
    Come on! How is riding on a flat, wide rail bed "all mountain"? Post in the right forum.
    Seriously.

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