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Where 2 Ride!

Mountain Bike Rides in the Delaware Valley Area

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This list has received an extensive overhaul!
Many thanks to all those who contributed to the trail lists: JoeM, Jay, Jim, Angelo, Michael, Phil, Josh Pierce, Blair and Auger-Not.

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Delaware

Brandywine Creek State Park/Woodlawn Nature Preserve
Great riding near the Pa, De borders. Not all trails open to bikes, when in doubt, be sure to check it out at the Park Office, (302) 655-5740 or 577-3534. Intersection of DE 100, DE 92 (Naaman's Rd), and Adams Dam Rd., Wilmington, De. Take 95 south to exit for 495, take Naamans Rd exit (Rt92) Stay to the right at the end of the exit ramp. Follow Rt 92 until you cross Rt202. (Piano store on your left.) Take the first left after 202 (still Rt 92) Follow road to the bottom on a long wooded hill, and turn left into the parking lot. (If you cross the stone bridge, you've gone too far!)

Middle Run Park
Well-marked and well maintained...you'd have to try to get lost here...lots 'o fun. Take 95 south to the exit for 273 west. Follow 273 west to Red Mill Rd. (Look for the sign) Turn right at the light, and then take the first left onto Red Mill Rd. Follow until you find the Polly Drummond Shopping Plaza (on the right about 1 mile after crossing Rt2). Trails are across the street, enter at the sign for the Christian School.

Maryland

Fair Hill Nature Preserve
Huge...ton's o'riding to be had. Take 95 south to the first 896 exit (U of DE) Follow until you hit a 'T' intersection where you must turn left. After passing Deer Park Tavern, road splits in 3 directions, stay in the middle. Follow this road (Rt273) into Maryland. A Few miles after the Welcome to Maryland sign, look for Appleton Rd on your right. (Look for the antiques sign on the corner.) Follow Appleton Rd about 2 miles, parking lot will be on your left.

New Jersey

Gloucester County College
Take 295 south to Rt42 south, follow to Rt55 south. Take exit 55B and go north on Rt553. Make a right at the WaWa, follow signs to the school.

Parvin State Park
It's flat, it lacks any real technical sections, and it's beautiful...the perfect place to take the first time rider! Call Action Wheels at 856.468.5115 for more info.

Round Valley Recreation Area
Take 287 north to 78 west, to exit 20Afor Lebanon. Turn right at the first light onto Rt 22 west; take the first jughandle for the Round Valley Recreation Area. Info: 908.236.6355. 14.7 miles. For a more detailed description check out the Ride Guide to NJ Mountain Biking, by Joshua M Pierce, Anacus Press...well worth the $11!

Delaware Canal Towpath
Submitted by Blair W Hannigan: "A good place to park is Washington Crossing State Park on the Jersey side. It's a flat scenic 6 mile dirt path up to Lambertville for a pleasant lunch, and then ride further North as far as you want to go. Its less crowded the more north you go. All the way is beautiful, non challenging, and your partner can even claim it as single-track!

Mercer County Park
Hughes Rd, Old Trenton Rd, 526. Mercer County Parks System: 609.989.6530. Submitted by James Simmons: "just a mile west off of Rt 130 north. West Windsor, on the way to Trenton. It's a mostly flat park, but pretty big and there are some real technical parts. It's worth the 45 min trip it will take if you have a day to spare." For a more detailed description check out the Ride Guide to NJ Mountain Biking, by Joshua M Pierce, Anacus Press...well worth the $11!

Clayton Park
A great little place to ride. 6.5 miles. Info, Monmouth County Park System: 732.842.4000. 195 east to exit 11, head south for a half mile to the end of the road. Turn left onto Rt526, and make immediate left onto Imlaystown-Davis Station Rd. Follow to Emley's Hill Rd, turn left. Parking lot is 3/4 mile on the left. For a more detailed description check out the Ride Guide to NJ Mountain Biking, by Joshua M Pierce, Anacus Press...well worth the $11!

Lewis Morris County Park
Info: Morris County Parks Commission, 973.326.7600. Take 287 to exit 35, go west on South St, follow signs for Rt24 west through Morristown. Entrance 3.5 miles on the left. For a more detailed description check out the Ride Guide to NJ Mountain Biking, by Joshua M Pierce, Anacus Press...well worth the $11!

Mahlon Dickerson Reservation
Info: Morris County Parks Commission, 973.326.7600. Take I80 to Rt 15 north. Follow 15 north for 5 miles to the Weldon Rd exit. Follow Weldon northeast for 4 miles to Saffin Pond parking lot on the right. For a more detailed description check out the Ride Guide to NJ Mountain Biking, by Joshua M Pierce, Anacus Press...well worth the $11!

Sourlands Mountain Preserve
Info: Somerset County Parks Commission, 908.722.1200. From 206, take Rt 514 west to East Mountain Rd. Turn left, park entrance is 2 miles on the right. For a more detailed description check out the Ride Guide to NJ Mountain Biking, by Joshua M Pierce, Anacus Press...well worth the $11!

Ringwood State Park
Info: 973.962.7031. Over 30 miles of trails. For a detailed description check out the Ride Guide to NJ Mountain Biking, by Joshua M Pierce, Anacus Press...well worth the $11!

Allamuchy State Park
Info: 908.852.3790. For a detailed description check out the Ride Guide to NJ Mountain Biking, by Joshua M Pierce, Anacus Press...well worth the $11!

Pennsylvania

Our thanks to Auger-Not for the following informative and descriptive (and huge!) list of places to ride in PA.

County Blue Marsh Lake Recreation Area
Reading, PA Phone: (610) 376-6337 Trail Heads: West of Reading on Route 183. Miles of Trail: 25+ Description: There is a trail that loops around the lake, which is the most popular trail for MTBing. This trail is dual track and single track, and the surface varies from hard pack to grassy meadows. Note: For a map see http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Rapids/1337/Marshmap.jpg

French Creek State Park
Elverson, PA Phone: (610) 582-9680 Trail Heads: Scotts Run Lake off of Route 345, or intersection of Route 345 and Shed Rd. Miles of Trail: 30+ Description: Trails are dual and single track. Roots and rocks abound over hilly terrain. Obstacles such as drop offs, water bars and logs are found on many trails. The trails West of PA 345 tend to be a hardpack surface and less technical than those East of PA 345. East of PA 345 the trails are very rocky and more technical with longer, harder hills. Each trail is blazed by different colors, to form an excellent network of trails in this park. Note: Not all trails are open to MTBing, all the trails in the Hopewell Furnace area are closed to MTBing. A map of the trails with a listing of open and closed trails can be obtained at the Park Office; located near Park Rd and South Entrance Rd. The Horse-Shoe Trail runs through the park.

Horse-Shoe Trail
Runs thru Berks County Phone: ? Trail Heads: French Creek State
Park; or intersection of Route 82 and Furnace Rd; or Route 568 0.5 miles east
Route 222. Miles of Trail: 26+ in Berks County Description: This yellow blazed
trail starts in Valley Forge Park and goes for 137 miles to the Appalachian Trail
on Sharp Mt. (North of Harrisburg) The trail will occasionally traverse along back roads for a short distance. The terrain of the trail is hilly and the surface is
mostly hardpack with some rocks. The trail will have occasional obstacles like
logs, roots and rocks. The trail is a little more technical and hilly than the
sections found in Chester County. The trail does go on private lands and may be closed to MTBing on those lands. In this case signs will be posted on the
property. As of this time I know of only one section of the trail in Berks County
closed to MTBers. This portion is located on the trail west of the Birdsboro
Archery and Gun Club, just north of French Creek State Park. To by pass closed
section use Geigertown Rd at the Gun Club go southwest, then right onto Mullen Rd, and then left onto yellow blazed trail. Note: The Horse-Shoe Trail in Berks County uses less back roads than the Chester County section. You will also pass thru French Creek State Park which contains many MTBing trails. East is the Chester County Section, west is the Lancaster County Section of the Horse-Shoe Trail

Pennsylvania - Bucks County

Idlewood Environmental Center
Langhorne, PA Phone: ? Trail Heads: Neshaminy High
School on Old Lincoln Highway just off Route 1 Miles of Trail: 5+ Description:
Trails are singletrack, surface ranges from soft loose to hard pack. Windy trails
with some small hills that are short steep climbs in a few places. A few log
obstacles on the trail, and a few roots here and there. The trails are on the other side of the fields along the tree line. Note: There is a race that is held on this course in the Fall of every year.

Ralph Stover State Park
Point Pleasant, PA Phone: (610) 982-5560 Trail Heads: East
of 611 and West of Rt 32 at State Park Rd., or Tory Rd. Miles of Trail: 8+
Description: Trails are hilly; full of roots, rocks, and obstacles. One of the most
technical trails in the Southeast PA area. To get to the trail if you park at the
State Park Rd. parking lot, cross the red bridge and go left up the hill. On the
right hand side you will see a white blazed trail. If you park at Tory Rd, cross
the road and follow the white blazes to the left. There is also a trail on the
other side of the Creek, which is a difficult rocky technical trail with many
fallen logs, and two creek crossings. The access to this trail is at the park found in Point Pleasant at the intersection of Tohickon Hill Rd, Cafferty Rd, and River Rd.

State Game Lands 196
Trumbauersville, PA Phone: ? Trail Heads: Game Lands Rd. off
of Ridge Valley Rd near Route 309 in Perkasie. Miles of Trail: 6+ Description:
Trails not maintained and don't seem to be used much. There are a few old Jeep trails accessed from the parking area on Game Lands Rd. If you follow these to the left you will end up on a pipeline right of way. Following this Northeast will take you to a power line right of way that has a jeep trail along it. At the Fence there is a path on the left that will take you out to Tower Rd.

Pennsylvania - Carbon County

Lehigh Gorge State Park
Weatherly, PA Phone: (717) 427-5000 Trail Heads: North of
Jim Thorpe at Glenn Onoko, Coalport Rd.; or Rockport, SR 4014; or White Haven, PA 940. Miles of Trail: 30+ Description: The Lehigh Gorge Rail to Trail winds its way along the scenic white water of the Lehigh River. The trail is flat and surfaced with a hardpack cinder. Road bikes can traverse this surface fairly well. From Glenn Onoko to White Haven is 25 miles ever so slightly uphill. On the way back its 25 miles ever so slightly downhill (you will have to pedal). Note: When the fall foliage is at its peak this trail makes for a perfect leisurely family ride. In White Haven there are a few stores and places to eat.

Mauch Chunk Lake Park
Jim Thorpe, PA Phone: (717) 325-3669 Trail Heads: Visitor
Center on 209, or Lentz Trail Hghwy, Miles of Trail: 18+ Description: Home of the Switchback Railroad Trail. The trail is uphill one way and all downhill the other. Trail is not technical, easy riding with some hills. If you start at the Visitors center go up Packer Hill Rd. Trail on the left or take Railroad St. past North St, bear to the left, and onto access road up to Mt Pisgah. For a Challenging climb go west on Center Ave. Right on Pine St. then left on North Ave. On the right will be a trail; its called the Wagon Rd, its rocky. There is also some trails on the South side of Mauch Chunk lake. Note: For a map of Switchback Railroad Trail see http://www.jtasd.k12.pa.us/switchback/sbtrail.htm

State Game Lands 141
Jim Thorpe, PA Phone: ? Trail Heads: Western part of SGL
141;Take 209 South from Jim Thorpe to Route 93, go North on Route 93, there are 2 parking lots on the right and 1 on the left. Eastern Part of SGL 141; take 209 South to Route 903 North. Turn left on Behrens Rd to SGL parking lot on left. Or go past Behrens to Unionville Rd, make a left, park at the SGL parking lot there. Miles of Trail: 50+ Description: Home of some of the most legendary Singletrack MTB rides of Jim Thorpe. Some of the trails in the Western part of SGL are called The Weekend Warrior, Deer Path, and Glen Onoko Loop. Some of the trails in the Eastern part are called Drake's Creek and Buzzard Point. The trails found here are fire roads, dual track, and singletrack. The terrain varies from long hard climbs, rolling hills to flat. The degree of technicality is from easy to extremely hard and roots, rocks and logs abound on many of the trails. There are trails for every level in the State Game Lands 141. Note: Many of the trails criss cross over each other, so it is easy to get twisted around and lost. Maps can be purchased at the Blue Mountain Sports store in Jim Thorpe across from the Train Station.

Pennsylvania - Centre County

Bald Eagle State Forest
State College, PA Phone: (717) 922-3344 Trail Heads:
Southeast on Route 322 from State College, left onto Decker Valley Rd, right onto Synagogue Gap Rd, trails in the area of Old Sand Mt. Rd and Sand Mt. Rd; or Take Route 192 to Penns Cave, left onto Blue Ball Rd. trails in the area of Hecla Mt Rd and Greens Valley Rd. Miles of Trail: 250+ Description: There are Dozens of trails in this area, ranging from seasonal roads, fire roads, dual and single track. The area is very hilly. Trails for all levels of riders can be found in this expansive area. The Mid-State Trail (orange blazed) is closed to MTBing. Note: Due to the size of the area, it may be easy to get lost on some of the trails so use of a topo map or State Forest map is wise.

Rothrock State Forest
State College, PA Phone: (814) 643-2340 Trail Heads: Bear
Meadows Road near the Tussey Mt. Ski area.; or Mountain Rd off Route 45 in
Shingletown; or South on Route 26 from Pine Grove Mills. Miles of Trail: 100+
Description: There are dozens of trails in this area, ranging from seasonal roads, fire roads, dual track and single track. The area is very hilly in general. Much of the singletrack is technical and rocky. There are a few easier rides to be found in some flatter areas as well as riding the seasonal roads which are not technical but are hilly. Trails in the Natural areas and the Mid-State Trail (orange blazed) are closed to MTBing. Note: This is an expansive area and it may be easy to get lost on some of the trails. There are many blazed trails to follow, but you can purchase a map of the State College area of Rothrock State Forest. These maps are available from Purple Lizard Publishing, phone: 814-861-1429.

Pennsylvania - Chester County

Horse-Shoe Trail
Runs thru Chester County Phone: ? Trail Heads: Country Club Rd off
of Rt 23; or Route 29, 3.5 miles south of Phoenixville; or Horseshoe Trail Rd,
north of Oppermans Corner. Miles of Trail: 32+ in Chester County Description: This yellow blazed trail starts in Valley Forge Park and goes for 137 miles to the
Appalachian Trail on Sharp Mt. (North of Harrisburg) The trail will occasionally
traverse along back roads for a short distance. The terrain of the trail is hilly
and the surface is mostly hardpack with some rocks. The trail will have occasional obstacles like logs, but generally is not overly technical. The trail does go on private lands and may be closed to MTBing on those lands. In this case signs will be posted on the property. As of this time I know of only one section of the trail in Chester County closed to MTBers, that is the portion in Valley Forge Park on Mt Misery. Note: West is the Berks County section of the Horse-Shoe Trail.

Marsh Creek State Park
Eagle, PA Phone: (610) 458-8515 Trail Heads: North on Route
282 from Downingtown, right onto Lyndell Rd; or PA Turnpike exit for Route
100/Pottstown, Route 100 North, left onto Park Rd. Miles of Trail: 8+ Description: Trails are dual and singletrack. Terrain is rolling hills, some rocky technical sections can be found. There is a flat Railroad bed trail (about 3 miles of trail) on the West side of the lake. Some singletrack can be accessed from the Railroad bed. Note: The Mason Dixon Trail (look for White Blazes) cuts thru this park, and provides some nice riding in sections. The Mason Dixon Trail runs Southwest to the Schulykill River and then North to Harrisburg area.

Nottingham County Park
Nottingham, PA Phone: (610) 932-9195 Trail Heads: From Route 1 exit to Route 272, go Southeast, then follow signs to park. Miles of Trail: 7+ Description: Trails are fire roads, dual, and singletrack. Singletrack branches off the fire road. Terrain is rolling hills, and not very technical.

State Game Lands 43
Warwick, PA Phone: ? Trail Heads: North of 23 on Trythall Rd;
or North of 23 on Laurel Rd; or North of Warwick on Route 345. Miles of Trail: 8+ Description: The Horse-Shoe Trail cuts thru this game lands, as well as an old rail road grade trail. There is a rifle range in this game lands in the North West
section just south of the intersection of Hopewell and Harmonyville Rds. A variety of trail types and surfaces are found here, as well as rocky technical terrain and obstacles of logs on some of the trails.

Warwick County Park
Knauertown, PA Trail Heads: South of
Route 23 on County Park Rd. Miles of Trail: ? Description: The Horse-Shoe Trail cuts thru this park. There are other trails that exist and used to be open to
MTBing. I have not been to this park in a long time so unsure of present status
of trail conditions. Just East of the park is the Sow Belly R.R. trail.

Pennsylvania - Franklin County

Whitetail Ski Resort & Mountain Biking Center
?Mercersburg, PA Phone: (717) 328-9400 Trail Heads:13805 Blairs Valley Road Miles of Trail: ? Description: All kinds of trails can be found at this resort, downhill or XC. They provide rentals, MTB riding classes, and camping at the resort. See their WWW page
http://www.skiwhitetail.com/

Pennsylvania - Lancaster County

Camp Mack Boy Scout Camp
Brickerville, PA Phone: ? Trail Heads: Intersection of
Pumping Station Rd and Route 322, or intersection of Pumping Station Rd and Knob Hill Rd. These trail heads are just North of PA Turnpike. Also at the North Camp Rd. just of Route 501. Miles of Trail: 15+ Description: This area has all kinds of trails, single track, fire roads, and old back roads. There is a map of the trails at the Ranger Station, or see http://www.epix.net/~tolson/CampMack/cm2.html for a map. Note: This area is on private land, but they do allow visitors to MTB here. The only thing they ask is that you register (free) before you ride, which consists of filling out an application and signing a waiver. Register at the Ranger Station
located just off Route 501, take the exit where you'll see a large sign introducing
you to the Boy Scout Reservation (North Camp Road) then make a left at the "Ranger" sign. Off to your right, you will see a large garage type building. On the right side of the building is a bench with the permits (and pen's). Also please respect the trails, the BSA puts alot of work into these trails and it is their land your only a visitor. The adjacent State Game Lands 46 and State Game Lands 156 have some excellent riding as well.

Horse-Shoe Trail
Runs thru Lancaster County Phone: ? Trail Heads: In Denver on N.
6th St., or intersection of Pumping Station Rd and Route 322, or Exit 20 of the PA Turnpike North on Route 72 near Spring Hill Rd. Miles of Trail: 24+ in Lancaster County Description: This yellow blazed trail starts in Valley Forge Park and goes for 137 miles to the Appalachian Trail on Sharp Mt. (North of Harrisburg) The trail will occasionally traverse along back roads for a short distance. The terrain of the trail is hilly and the surface is mostly hardpack with sections of very rocky terrain. Note: This section of the Horse-Shoe trail is much more technical than the sections found in Chester and Berks County. There are plenty of obstacles thru this section and you may be hiking with the bike in a few. The trail also passes thru some areas that have a lot of trails for MTBing, e.g. Camp Mack and some of the State Game Lands 46 and State Game Lands 156. The trail does go on private lands and may be closed to MTBing on those lands. In this case signs will be posted on the property.

State Game Lands 46
Hopeland, PA Phone: ? Trail Heads: Sedgeloch Rd
north of the PA Turnpike, or K-ville Rd north of the PA Turnpike. Miles of Trail: ?
Description: This area borders the Camp Mack area. I have not ridden here, so I don't know what type of trails are here or how many miles. I can tell you from
looking at the topo map there are some serious hills and it probably is pretty
technical. From what I have heard in talking to the locals; there is miles and
miles of excellent riding. The trails are very convoluted, criss crossing all over
the place so keep your head on straight and pay attention to your directions as you don't want to get lost. Note: This area is close to the Camp Mack area and State Game Lands 156.

State Game Lands 156
Cornwall, PA Phone: ? Trail Heads: Fire Tower Rd off Route 322
north of the PA Turnpike, or intersection of Pumping Station Rd and Route 322, or Spring Hill Rd. north of Route 72. Miles of Trail: 15+ Description: Extremely
hilly, with gnarly climbs and wicked descents. Rocky, roots, and logs all over the place. Very technical riding is found here, especially in the area of the
firetower. North West of the firetower, at the bottom of the hill (follow the
Horse-Shoe Trail yellow blazes off the top of the hill) there is a power line right
of way which affords some flatter riding and less technical. At the right time of
the year along the power line trail you will find red, black, and thimble berries
to eat. Note: The Horse-Shoe Trail passes through this area, and Camp Mack is adjacent to this area.

Pennsylvania - Lebanon County

Horse-Shoe Trail
Runs thru Lebanon County Phone: ? Trail Heads: Route 117 just west
of Route 241, or Route 117 in the town of Mt. View Heights. Miles of Trail: 19+ in
Lebanon County Description: This yellow blazed trail starts in Valley Forge Park
and goes for 137 miles to the Appalachian Trail on Sharp Mt. (North of Harrisburg) The trail will occasionally traverse along back roads for a short distance. The terrain of the trail seems to flatten out considerably compared to Lancaster and Berks County sections. The trail also is less technical in this county with a little less rock and root strewn sections. Note: This section of the Horse-Shoe trail is a lot less technical than the sections found in Lancaster and Berks County. The trail also goes through State Game Lands 145 which offers some nice MTBing.

Governor Dick Hill
Mt Gretna, PA Phone: ? Trail Heads: Route 72 north of the PA
Turnpike exit 20, or Pinch Rd. south of Route 117. Miles of Trail: 10+ Description: Hilly terrain, with some obstacles, trail surface is hardpack to rocky. Trails are single track and fire roads. There is a wicked fast descent on the yellow blaze trail from the fire tower down the north side of the hill. The descent starts on fire road then turns into twisty root rock strewn single track. Note: State Game Lands 145 border on the west side. State Game Lands 156 are found just east. Camp Mack is close to this area as well. The Horse-Shoe Trail passes through this area.

State Game Lands 145
Mt Gretna, PA Phone: ? Trail Heads: Pinch Rd. south of Route
117, or Lancaster Rd. south of Route 117, or Route 117 just west of Route 241.
Miles of Trail: 15+ Description: There is a nice fire road cutting thru this game
lands called General Biddle Road. This trail is hardpack and in some places a
little gravel. Rolling hills with a few obstacles are found on this trail. There
are many trails that branch off Biddle Road, but I am not familiar with them and
the degree of technicality. Note: Some trails in this game land may be closed to
MTBing, so look for signs at trail heads. Governor Dick Hill borders this area on
the east, and just a little further east of that is State Game Lands 156. The
Horse-Shoe Trail passes through this area.

Pennsylvania - Monroe County

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area
East Stroudsburg, PA Phone: (717) 588-2415 Trail Heads: From 209 east of Stroudsburg follow signs to Shawnee. Then take River Rd. to Smithfield Beach. Miles of Trail: 12+ Description: There are snowmobile trails in this area that go along the river and then west to the Hidden Lakes Recreation area. There are many gravel roads around the river that are seasonal roads or have been closed to traffic. These roads are flat and obstacle free making for a nice scenic casual off-road ride. Note: Maps are available at the overlooks and the park headquarters just south of Bushkill.

Pennsylvania - Montgomery County

Evansburg State Park
Collegeville. PA Phone: (610) 409-1150 Trail Heads: East of
Germantown Pike on Skippack Pike Rd. Miles of Trail: 20+ Description: ALL TRAILS CLOSED TO MTBing

Lorimer Park
Huntingdon Valley, PA Phone: (215) 947-3477 Trail
Heads: Pine Rd and Moredon Rd. Miles of Trail: 6+ Description: Trails are Fire
roads and single track, hilly but no obstacles. South of Moredon Rd trails are Fire roads. North of Moredon Rd and across Penny Pack Creek the trails are single track. Note: Riding miles can be extended by heading to nearby Penny Pack Park. Go south on Penny Pack Trail along Penny Pack Creek. Trail stops at Pine Rd, cross over Pine Rd, take the trails on the left or right side of bridge into Penny Pack Park. If you Parked at Pine Rd reverse this to get to Lorimer Park.

Schulykill River Bike Path
Norristown, PA Phone: (610) 278-3736?Trail heads:
Intersection of River Rd and Nixon St. or Valley Forge Betzewood area. Miles of
Trail: 15+ Description: Paved Bike Path 12 miles from Philadelphia to Valley Forge Betzewood picnic area. Bike Path travels along the Schulykill River thru Norristown and Conshohocken. Note: South end of bike path connects to Manayunk Canal Path into Philadelphia. At the end of the bike path right hand turn and down to Nixon St. On the right Shawmont Station, cross rail road tracks on cobblestone street, bottom of the hill on the left is the entrance to the Canal Path.

Valley Forge National Park
Valley Forge, PA Phone: (610) 783-1077 Trail Heads:
Betzewood Bridge Rd, Visitors Center intersection of 23 & 422. Miles of Trail: 20+ Description: 6 miles of paved bike path loops around the park to many of the historical sites and monuments. Dual and single track trails can be found along the Schulykill River. The trails are not very technical, nor hilly but there a few gnarly creek crossings. Note: The trail head for the Schulykill River Trail can be found in the Betzewood Picnic area. The trails on Mt Misery and Mt Joy are closed to MTBing. The main area of the park surrounding the Historical sites is closed to MTBing as well. The only area that is open to MTBing is the area bounded by Rt 23 and 422. This park is a National Historical site so respect the parks regulations when riding here.

Northampton County Jacobsburg State Park
Nazerth, PA Phone: (610) 759-7616 Trail Heads: Route 33, exit at Belfast, follow park signs west. Miles of Trail: 10+ Description: Trails are dual and singletrack. There are some obstacles on the trails such as logs, rocks, roots, and a few stream crossings.

Pennsylvania - Philadelphia County

Belmont Plateau
Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) 685-0000 Trail heads: Montgomery Dr;
or Belmont Mansion Drive; or Chamounix Rd; or Greenland Rd. Miles of Trail: 5+ Description: Trails are fire roads, with a small amount of single track. Fire roads are a packed gravel, there are a few hills. Single track is easy hard packed surface. Overall trails are pretty tame, except Collarbone Creek a single track dive into a small gully and creek crossing. To find the trails just look for the gravel fire roads. Note: The nearby Wissahickon provides much more challenging MTBing

Benjamin Rush State Park
Philadelphia, PA Phone: 1-800-63PARKS Trail heads: There really are none, but access to the trails can be obtained at Townsend Rd, or Burling Rd, or Murray Ave, or Mechanicsville Rd. Miles of Trail: 5+ Description: This park is undeveloped, but contains a small amount of singletrack, dual track, and abandoned roads. The area is flat, so there are no hills to climb, and the single track is easy.

Manayunk Canal Path
Philadelphia, PA Phone: ? Trail heads: 4100 Main St Manayunk or Nixon St at the old Shawmont train station. Miles of Trail: 2.5+ Description: Flat
trail along the old Manayunk Canal. Trail surface is packed cinder with a few
wooden bridges to cross. Nice scenic ride in proximity of cafes of main street
Manayunk. Note: The North end of this trail Connects to The Schulykill River Bike Path to Valley Forge. Canal Path ends at a cobblestone street. Follow up the hill over the tracks then bear left onto Nixon St. At Y intersection bear right, and on your left will be the Bike Path to Valley Forge. The South end of the trail is close to the River Drive Bike Paths. Go South East on Main St. and bear to the right at the light onto Ridge Ave. At the next light, on the left is the Forbidden
Dr; which goes through the Wissahickon. If you go straight over the bridge and turn right this is Kelley Dr, and the bike path will be on the right hand side.
Continuing South East on the bike path the next Bridge is Falls Bridge. Turn right over Falls Bridge and then left at the end, this is the West River Drive bike path.

Morris Park
Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) 685-0000 Trail Heads: 68th and Lansdowne
Ave. Miles of Trail: 3+ Description: Singletrack trails, some roots and a few
rocks. One hard steep climb, other hills are easy short climbs. Generally not very technical.

Penny Pack Park
Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) 685-0000 Trail heads: Pine Rd, or
Verree Rd, or Rhawn St. Miles of Trail: 22+ Description: In addition to the single
and dual track there is 8.8 miles of paved bicycle path from Pine Rd to State Rd.
Trails are a hardpacked surface, rolling hills, few obstacles, and generally fast
easy riding. Trails run parallel to the creek on both sides. Entrance to the trails
at the trail heads are marked by a brown 'horses' sign. You can also gain access by following the bike path to one of the many points where the trail crosses it. Note: Adjacent Lorimer Park has water, restrooms and more trails. Cross over Pine Rd, take the trail just to the left of the bridge. Follow this along the creek and your in Lorimer Park.

River Drives Bike Path
Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) 685-0000 Trail heads: Parking
lots on Kelley and West River Drives or at the Art Museum. Miles of Trail: 8.2
Description: Paved Bike Path from the Philadelphia Museum of Art out to Falls
Bridge on one side of the Schulykill River. Loops back on the other side of the
river. Late spring thru early fall the West River Drive is closed to motor vehicle
traffic on the weekend so that it can be used for cycling, running, and in-line
skating Note: North past Falls Bridge, the bike path connects with Forbidden Drive bike path; which cuts through the Wissahickon. Just cross the street at the light onto the concrete path way. If you continue straight onto Main St. you will connect to the Manayunk Canal Path on the left hand side.

Schulykill River Bike Path
Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) 985-9393 Trail heads:
Intersection of River Rd and Nixon St. or Valley Forge Betzewood area. Miles of
Trail: 15+ Description: Paved Bike Path 12 miles from Philadelphia to Valley Forge Betzewood picnic area. Bike Path travels along the Schulykill River thru Norristown and Conshohocken. Note: South end of bike path connects to Manayunk Canal Path into Philadelphia. At the end of the bike path right hand turn and down to Nixon St. On the right Shawmont Station, cross rail road tracks on cobblestone street, bottom of the hill on the left is the entrance to the Canal Path.

The Wissahickon
Philadelphia, PA Phone: (215) 685-0000 Trail heads: Northwestern
Ave, Bells Mill Rd, Valley Green Rd, or Lincoln Drive. Miles of Trail: 25+
Description: In addition to the single and dual track there is a 5.5 mile packed
cinder bicycle trail; Forbidden Drive, along the scenic Wissahickon Creek. The
single and dual track parallels the creek on both sides on the ridge. The trails
are rocky, full of roots, obstacles abound, drop offs, and hilly. Trails West of
the creek are hardpack surface with less rocks. Those East of the creek are very rocky. The trails can be accessed from Forbidden Drive, just look for the green blazed side trails going up to the top of the ridge. Note: Green blazed trails are the only trails open to MTBers and you must have a permit to ride these trails. The permit is free, the fine if caught riding w/o it is $25. Note: The south end of Forbidden Drive connects with the Manayunk Canal Path and the River Drive Bike Paths.

William H. Kain County Park
York, PA Phone: 717-840-7440 Trail Heads: From York, take 83 Bus. South, continue to follow S. George St. to Jacobus. To go to Lake Redman, turn left onto Church St. For Lake Williams, turn right onto Water St. Miles of Trail: 16+ Description: Terrain is rolling hills with a few good climbs. Some technical areas, with easier riding in between the technical areas.

 
 
 
 

 
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