ElevationAscent: 156' 48 m
Descent: -230' -70 m
High: 315' 96 m
Low: 138' 42 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (10°)
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“A beautiful run through the woods.”— Craig Kenkelen
The trails at Clayton Park are well maintained and well marked. There are signposts at every trail intersection to help keep you on the right path. There are a lot of turns, so bring a trail map, or, better yet, track your run with the Trail Run Project mobile app.
You'll pass a signpost for Doctor's Creek Trail, another nice trail (longer than Bridges). The trail continues to be wide packed dirt. After a relatively straight, downhill stretch, the trail splits again. Left takes you on Glen Trail back to the parking lot if you've had enough. Go straight to continue on Bridges Trail. You'll come to a small lake where fishing is permitted (with a license). Turn right and run around the lake.
This portion of the trail, which leads back to the other side of the parking lot, mainly goes through open fields, and to some is less interesting than the woods trails. Options are to take the Glen Trail, or pick up Doctor's Creek Trail. All in all, the Bridges Trail loop is a nice, easy/moderate 1.8 mile run through some beautiful woods.
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Land Manager: Monmouth County Parks System