Mount Pisgah

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

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This great ride uses parts of the Switchback and Pisgah Mountain Trails to access a grand overlook with far-reaching views out to Broad Mountain and the Lehigh River Gorge. The trail for the most part is mellow and offers little for the technical hammerhead, but a short section near the mine will make most novices get off the bike and walk. This section is short-lived, however, and the rest of the riding should not present any problems to even the novice cyclist. Terrain: Gravel and cinder rail-trail.

Mount Pisgah Professional Review and Guide

"This great ride uses parts of the Switchback and Pisgah Mountain Trails to access a grand overlook with far-reaching views out to Broad Mountain and the Lehigh River Gorge. The trail for the most part is mellow and offers little for the technical hammerhead, but a short section near the mine will make most novices get off the bike and walk. This section is short-lived, however, and the rest of the riding should not present any problems to even the novice cyclist. Terrain: Gravel and cinder rail-trail."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Jim Thorpe
Distance: 10.9
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy
Duration: 1 to 2.5 hours
Season: Best spring through fall
Trailhead Elevation: 1,100 feet
Top Elevation: 1,500 feet
Local Contacts: Mauch Chunk Lake Park
Local Maps: USGS Carbon County
Driving Directions: Directions to Mount Pisgah

Recent Trail Reviews

5/23/2006
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Nice trail. Great for semi-beginner but nice enough overlooks for anyone. Downsides are that there are several singletrack areas that are pretty close to decently scary drop offs on the side (no real danger - if you went off the edge the brush would catch you!). Also, the part where the guide says there is a stone pillar and you turn right, the right turn is hard to see and the pillar is really a wall. When you see the stone wall, the turn is a really sharp right. If you keep going straight the trail is still nice flat doubletrack like what you've seen so far, but it's not this trail. Overlooks are gorgeous. Abandoned mine we couldn't find at all though.



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