The American Standard

Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
4 Reviews
4 out of 5
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, with passes you can barely squeeze your bars through. A few rock gardens dot the trail, and although the ride changes little in elevation, the countless dips into the heads of the hollows begin to drain even the most burly of riders. Highlights: endless miles of incredible technical east-coast singletrack, two impressive views of the Lehigh Gorge, technical rock gardens, spectacular side hike to glen Onoko Falls, numerous stream crossings, great wildlife viewing. Tread: classic east-coast trail riding with mixed hardpacked and rocky singletrack, old woods roads, enduro bike trail, and dirt access road.
Mountain Biking Pennsylvania

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Mountain Biking Pennsylvania

by Rob Ginieczki (Falcon Guides)

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, with passes you can barely squeeze your bars through. A few rock gardens dot the trail, and although the ride changes little in elevation, the countless dips into the heads of the hollows begin to drain even the most burly of riders.

Highlights: endless miles of incredible technical east-coast singletrack, two impressive views of the Lehigh Gorge, technical rock gardens, spectacular side hike to glen Onoko Falls, numerous stream crossings, great wildlife viewing. Tread: classic east-coast trail riding with mixed hardpacked and rocky singletrack, old woods roads, enduro bike trail, and dirt access road.

©  Rob Ginieczki/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Jim Thorpe
Distance: 25.4
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 3 - 6 hours
Trailhead Elevation: 1,600 feet
Top Elevation: 1,750 feet
Local Contacts: Pennsylvania Game Commission 717-183-7507
Local Maps: USGS Weatherly; Pennsylvania Game Commission, SGL 141 map
Driving Directions: Directions to The American Standard

Recent Trail Reviews

8/14/2008
0

7/29/2008
0

10/2/2007
0

Since the trail has been closed to mountain bikers for the past 4 years (since 2003) it's no surprise that there isn't much maintenance going on. Turns out the area has a lot of hunter vs MTB animosity. The area also has very complicated fall time use policy, so check the local bike shop before you go. Nice Trail though.


8/27/2005
0

This is a challenging trail with a lot of rocky sections but also some excellent winding single track. Unfortunately there are currently many downed trees along the route that cause diversions - some of those are good riding - some are a pain. It's worth the trip but even more so once it is cleaned up...no sign of that yet though.



Trail Photos

Nearby Trails

Activity Feed

May 2018