Best Mountain Biking in Pennsylvania

This list represents the most popular mountain biking in Pennsylvania. Use this list to plan your next Pennsylvania mountain biking trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Lehigh Gorge


There aren’t many finer things in life than a picnic lunch ride down the Lehigh Gorge on a sunny day in the middle of the fall. The sky is clear, the river is flowing, the leaves are changing color, a…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania"
White Haven, PA - Mountain Biking - 21.5 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view allBestMountain Biking Trail - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#2. Lehigh Gorge State Park


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 - 21.3 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#3. Pennypack Park


This ride is another great outing within the city limits of Philadelphia. Popular with hikers, joggers, fisherman, equestrians, and cyclists, Pennypack Park is another jewel in the Fairmount Park Comm…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Philadelphia, PA - Mountain Biking - 11.8 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#4. Ghost Town Trail


A truly historic and casual ride along the beautiful Black Lick Creek, this trail has the remains of five ghost towns along its course as well as evidence of coal mines and iron furnaces. After discov…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania"
Dilltown, PA - Mountain Biking - 23.4 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#5. Lake Redman


William Kain County Park’s 1,675 acres include two beautiful lakes, Lake William and Lake Redman. The lands surrounding these two reservoirs offer an array of trails and numerous ways to link together…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania"
York, PA - Mountain Biking - 11 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#6. Fairmount Park Forbidden Drive


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. Ther…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
Chestnut Hill, PA - Mountain Biking - 10 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#7. Stony Valley Rail -Trail


In addition to the historic Stony Valley Railroad, this ride also passes by the ruins of the old ghost town of Rausch Gap. Between 1828 and 1910, more than 1,000 people lived here. The town slowly dis…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania"
Dauphin, PA - Mountain Biking - 28.4 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#8. Blue Marsh Lake


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 - 20.8 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#9. Wicked Wissahickon Valley


This is a stellar ride that offers some nice singletrack in the heart of the city. Proximity to the city has both advantages and disadvantages. Food, fuel, lodging, and nightlife are in abundance. Sec…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania"
Conshohocken, PA - Mountain Biking - 13.4 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#10. Delaware Canal Path


Dedicated as a National Heritage Trail, the Delaware Canal Path is an outstanding reminder of our American history and heritage. The canal path was originally built in the early 1800s and much of it h…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania"
Easton, PA - Mountain Biking - 45.5 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#11. The Grand Canyon


The Pine Creek Gorge, or the Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania, as it is more notably called, is truly a remarkable place. The gorge’s history dates back to the ice age when retreating glaciers deposited a…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania"
Ansonia, PA - Mountain Biking - 20.6 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#12. Schuylkill River Trail


This is one of the best-kept secrets in the Philadelphia area. Part of Valley Forge National Historical Park, the ride is located across the Schuylkill River from the main attractions of the park-henc…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area"
King of Prussia, PA - Mountain Biking - 6.3 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#13. South Mountain


If you get the hankerin’ for some wicked terrain, South Mountain is a technical rider’s dream. The network of trails resembles the web of a drunken spider, so giving directions here nearly impossible.…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania"
Emmaus, PA - Mountain Biking - 8.7 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#14. Ironton Railroad


The Ironton Railroad is heavily endowed with remains of historical structures. Iron caused the initial heavy industrial development of this region. Huge blast furnaces operated in the area and require…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania"
Coplay, PA - Mountain Biking - 7.1 miles Best Trail in pa - Click to view all (About Top Trails)
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#15. Switchback Gravity Railroad


This outstanding, classic ride covers a huge section of the historic Switchback Gravity Railroad. Built in the early 1800s, this monumental system of gently sloping pathways was designed to haul coal…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania"
Jim Thorpe, PA - Mountain Biking - 16.1 miles
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#16. Broad Mountain Loop


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 - 10.4 miles
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#17. Rocky Ridge


Rocky Ridge is a great place to get out and tear around on some technical trail, especially if you’re in the York area. With the likes of Subway and Taco Bell almost within smelling distance, the ridi…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania"
York, PA - Mountain Biking - 7.7 miles
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#18. Governor Dick to Dinosaur Rock


A definite must-do ride, not only for its variety of sweet trails but also for some of the coolest natural and man-made formations around. The beautiful little town of Mount Gretna in itself is quite…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania"
Mount Gretna, PA - Mountain Biking - 10.7 miles
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#19. The American Standard


The ride, which derives its name from the porcelain urinal found at mile 7.9, is the finest ride on Broad Mountain. It covers some of the most twisty, technical, and tight singletrack on the mountain,…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania"
Jim Thorpe, PA - Mountain Biking - 25.4 miles
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#20. Moraine State Park


This ride is the product of an incredible effort by local riders who volunteered to design, build and maintain a mountain bike trail within the state park. From the trailhead lot, you can visibly see…
From the guidebook "Mountain Biking Pennsylvania"
Pittsburgh, PA - Mountain Biking - 6.4 miles
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