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Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area
by Bob D'Antonio (Falcon Guides)
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Being as I live 2 miles from the Cornwall trailhead, I have the pleasure of riding this trail on a weekly basis. This trail is now opened all the way into Lebanon, PA. Beautiful trail consisting mostly of crushed/packed gravel. Very pleasant to ride for all ages. Several benches along the way as well. Mostly flat, though you will ride a few gradual slopes from time to time, especially in the Mt. Gretna area. There are several people on this trail riding, jogging, walking, horseback, but generally spread out enough that you only see someone once every 5-10 minutes on average. The main trailheads also offer access to portable bathrooms, and diners (most notably the Cornwall, Mt.Gretna, Colebook trailheads - spaced about every 4-5 miles). I don't understand why this is not listed as a Rail-Trail on this website??? One of the best maintained trails I've been on and it's not listed under the Rail-Trail map. The trail is also offers quick access to Mt. Gretna via a posted sign on the path, with shops, restaurants, and small lake. Very easy to make an entire day-trip with this trail.
I highly reccomend trying this trail if you are in the area. The trail is fairly well-marked, terrain is challenging but not too difficult. I will be doing a variation of the trail in the near future.
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