Drake's Creek

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

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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 traffic- and it's a nice warm-up before the big climb out of Drake's Creek. The climb is very strenuous and demands all of your attention. Once on top, the ride mellows out and the scenery consumes your attention. Thick stands of mountain laurel dominate the landscape, and in the month of June, they're in full, beautiful bloom. If you're lucky, you may see some wild turkeys and other wildlife that inhabit the area. Terrain: Singletrack, doubletrack, paved and dirt roads.

Drake's Creek Professional Review and Guide

"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 traffic- and it's a nice warm-up before the big climb out of Drake's Creek. The climb is very strenuous and demands all of your attention.

Once on top, the ride mellows out and the scenery consumes your attention. Thick stands of mountain laurel dominate the landscape, and in the month of June, they're in full, beautiful bloom. If you're lucky, you may see some wild turkeys and other wildlife that inhabit the area. Terrain: Singletrack, doubletrack, paved and dirt roads."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Jim Thorpe
Distance: 14.6
Elevation Gain: 1,376 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 4 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 1,175 feet
Top Elevation: 1,175 feet
Local Contacts: Northeast Pennsylvania Game Commission, 570-675-1143
Local Maps: USGS Carbon County, PA; Pennsylvania State Game Lands No. 141 map - available from the park office at 570-675-1143.
Driving Directions: Directions to Drake's Creek

Recent Trail Reviews

11/19/2002
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Crazy uphill climb. They say its only about a half a mile but it feels like its about 10. Rocky and steep is the best way to describe it. Once you''re at the top it''s a pretty good trail. A lot of double track not too much rock. The best part of the trail is you get to ride down that crazy hill.



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