Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area Guide Book

by Bob D'Antonio (Falcon Publishing)
Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area

232pp/photos/maps/elevation charts
ISBN: 076272806X

Philadelphia, known as the city of brotherly love, is the focal point for some of the best mountain biking on the East Coast. Within a 75-mile radius of Philadelphia, you can pedal your mountain bike through dense, deciduous forest, ancient pine barrens, pastoral, rolling, farmland, and the Pocono Mountains. From this book you can expect exhaustive and comprehensive trail descriptions, from beginner to advanced. GPS-quality, digitally designed relief maps detailing each ride and accurate route profiles showing the ups and downs of each ride. In addition detailed directions get you to the ride without getting you lost. Detailed mile-by-mile directional cues are also provided with difficulty ratings, elevation gain, trail contacts, and much more.

©  Bob D'Antonio/Falcon Publishing. All Rights Reserved.

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Trails from the "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area" Guide Book
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... Preview: I could rave all day about this fantastic loop around Blue Marsh Lake. It's easily one of the best rides around. The singletrack trails are tight and the terrain offers a number of short, steep hills ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Reading, PA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 20.8 miles
... Preview: The lovely Brandywine Creek weaves its way through Chester County, Pennsylvania, and Delaware to join the Delaware River. Along the way the creek has created a valley of stunning natural beauty. Rolli ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Wilmington, DE - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14 miles (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Lebanon State Forest once supported one of the largest stands of Atlantic white cedar on the East Coast, and then in stepped Lebanon Glass Works. Production at the glass works began in 1851 and proved ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Medford, NJ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 11 miles
... Preview: Broad Mountain is quite popular with hunters. The principal game species you'll find are whitetail deer, black bear, wild turkey, ruffed grouse, and gray squirrel. But hunters are not the only folks f ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Jim Thorpe, PA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.4 miles
... Preview: This is a classic Jim Thorpe ride with a nice section of mellow riding that leads into a technical section on tight singletrack that will command the attention of the best of riders. Terrain: Paved r ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Jim Thorpe, PA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.7 miles
... Preview: Transportation from an earlier time is the theme of this ride. NJ TRANSIT'S Northeast Corridor Rail Line serves as a shuttle to the start point. In recent years bike transportation advocates have been ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Princeton, NJ - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 30 miles
... Preview: The Drake's Creek ride takes you through some interesting terrain in the northeastern section of Pennsylvania State Game Lands No. 141. There is a section of road riding, but there's minimal car traff ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Jim Thorpe, PA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 14.6 miles
... Preview: Located in the northeast corner of Cecil County, Maryland, the Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area covers 5,622 acres of gentle rolling hillsides, lush forests, wandering streams, and fertile ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Newark, DE - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8 miles (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This is a great beginner ride that's suitable for the entire family. Your ride starts from the parking area on Bells Mills Road and takes the gentile gravel road down to Lincoln Drive and back. There ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Chestnut Hill, PA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10 miles (About Top Trails)
... Preview: This wonderful excursion takes in a variety of trail surfaces, starting in Mauch Chunk Lake Park and climbing up to the Fire Line Trail. This is one of the finer rides in the Jim Thorpe area and shoul ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Jim Thorpe, PA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 18.8 miles
... Preview: Mauch Chunk Lake Park, located on the Lentz Trail Highway (SR 3012) between summit Hill and Jim Thorpe, offers 2,300 acres of fun-filled recreation for visitors to the Jim Thorpe area. A the heart of ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Jim Thorpe, PA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 9 miles
... Preview: French Creek State Park offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for the general public. For mountain biker, there are over 22 miles of trails in the park where cyclists can hop logs, crank up ste ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Birdsboro, PA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 6.2 miles
... Preview: French Creek State Park, one of the crown jewels of ht Pennsylvania State Park system, offers up to 7,339 acres of opportunity for the outdoor enthusiast. Located approximately 14 miles southeast of R ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Birdsboro, PA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 10.9 miles
... Preview: The Lebanon area has some of the best riding in Eastern Pennsylvania. The trails are extremely challenging and are by far some of the best mountain biking trails in the state. If you're riding in the ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Lebanon, PA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.1 miles
... Preview: This ride takes in a small section of the 120-mile long Horseshoe Trail. The Horseshoe Trail starts in Valley Forge Historical Park at the Woolman memorial Marker on the south bank of Valley Creek and ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Lebanon, PA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 7.6 miles
... Preview: Want a ride where you can take the family? Want a ride where you can get a workout and spend time in a beautiful area full of migratory birds and rich plant life? Well, here's the ride for you. Locate ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Philadelphia, PA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3.5 miles
... Preview: Once the site of a large mining operation, Iron Hill Park's334 acres now lie alongside the hustle and bustle of Interstate 95. Many of the old mining pits now offer mountain bikers trails that are lac ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Newark, DE - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 15 miles (About Top Trails)
... Preview: Situated on 1,168 acres at the eastern fringes of the Lehigh Valley is Jacobsburg State Park. Within the boundaries of the park is the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, one of four centers op ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Wind Gap, PA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.4 miles
... Preview: Tinicum Marsh is the largest remaining freshwater tidal wetland in Pennsylvania. This unique ecosystem is located, surprisingly, just miles from downtown Philadelphia. Situated along the Atlantic Flyw ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Philadelphia, PA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 8.9 miles
... Preview: The Lehigh Valley railroad parallels the Lehigh River through the stunning and scenic Lehigh River Gorge. The Lehigh Gorge State Park is a narrow area consisting of 4,548 acres along the Lehigh River ... From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Jim Thorpe, PA - Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 21.3 miles (About Top Trails)