Flagstaff Mountain

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

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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 the park is the beautiful creek-fed Mauch Chunk Lake. The park has 85 camping sites, plus two large group sites. A boat launch and three large picnic pavilions are also located within the park, as well. A beach and a guarded swimming area are located close to the boat launch. Each June the park is host to the Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Festival. The park has a number of well-maintained trails worth exploring. The hill climb up to Flagstaff Mountain will challenge most beginners and intermediate riders. At the top of Flagstaff Mountain, take a minute to enjoy the views of Jim Thorpe and the surrounding mountains. Terrain: singletrack, doubletrack, dirt and paved roads.

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"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 the park is the beautiful creek-fed Mauch Chunk Lake. The park has 85 camping sites, plus two large group sites. A boat launch and three large picnic pavilions are also located within the park, as well.

A beach and a guarded swimming area are located close to the boat launch. Each June the park is host to the Jim Thorpe Mountain Bike Festival. The park has a number of well-maintained trails worth exploring. The hill climb up to Flagstaff Mountain will challenge most beginners and intermediate riders. At the top of Flagstaff Mountain, take a minute to enjoy the views of Jim Thorpe and the surrounding mountains. Terrain: singletrack, doubletrack, dirt and paved roads."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Jim Thorpe
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 1,377 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Moderate
Physical Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 2.5 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 575 feet
Top Elevation: 1,425 feet
Local Contacts: Mauch Chunk Lake Park, 570-325-3669
Local Maps: USGS Carbon County, PA; Mauch Chunk Lake Park map - available from the park office.
Driving Directions: Directions to Flagstaff Mountain

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