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    Jacobsburg Trail Red Blazed

    Northampton County, Pennsylvania
    Elevation Gain68ft
    Trailhead Elevation525ft
    Elevation Min/Max470/525ft
    Elevation Start/End525/525ft

    Jacobsburg Trail Red Blazed

    Jacobsburg Trail (Red Blazed) is a hiking trail in Northampton County, Pennsylvania. It is 2.1 miles long and begins at 525 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 68 feet. This trail connects with the following: Yellow/Green Blazed and Henry's Woods Trail (Orange Blazed).
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    Emmaus, PA
    Pathfinder | 178 pts
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    Mount Bethel, PA
    Pathfinder | 62 pts
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    Logistics: Easy parking via 4 different sites in/around the park; easy to find via GPS, (PA Hwy 33 & Belfast Road). Park office, restrooms, very well marked trails. Trail maps readily available at main parking area.

    Trail Review: Multi-use, shared by horse riders, hikers, and Mountain-bikers, (only a small part of the trail limits MTBing). Well maintained trail, very easy slopes for biking, (well suited for begginer cyclist, though relatively tame for intermediate riders). Multiple trail intersections that allow creating your own circuit for speed and cardio. Limited "true" single-track, and limited challenging terrain, (rocks/stumps/logs, etc.), 80% of the trails are suitable for begginer riders. I enjoyed the trail, and will return w/ my family. -Scott H.
    Boston, MA
    Pathfinder | 60 pts
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    This was my first time riding in PA. I have to say it was quite fun the trail selection was a bit small but I feel their is a lot more to be discoverd to the north. but over all the single track and some of the fire roads offered up some pure excitement. Go get emm.
    Doleway, AL
    Trailblazer | 5056 pts
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    Diverse terrain with climbs and downhills. Swift single-track through woods with a few stream crossings and bridges. Old rails to trails riding with gravel base in many parts of it. Well-maintained. Beautiful park riding through an environmental education center. Generates many friendly riders. Also, speed bumps are added obstacles. Well-marked trails inviting riders of all caliber. A must-do if you are in the area. You will meet many good riders!
    Every few years, they close a few trails for regrowth and open others to keep ecosystem in balance.

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    AMC's Best Day Hikes Near Philadelphia (Appalachian Mountain Club Books)
    Susan Charkes
    "This is a short, easy hike with great variety. It winds through ridgetop meadows to an old-growth forest along a dramatic ravine, in an area resonant with history." Read more
    "Situated on 1,168 acres at the eastern fringes of the Lehigh Valley is Jacobsburg State Park. Within the boundaries of the park is the Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center, one of four centers operated by the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources / Bureau of State Parks. The ride takes in a number of well-marked singletrack and doubletrack trails throughout the park. The trails are well maintained and offer only minimal difficulties throughout the 8.4-mile course. There are a couple of stream crossings and a few rocky sections, but they are modest and should not deter even the novice rider. For the rider looking for a harder workout, the 18 miles of trails in the park should be enough to keep you busy for the better part of an afternoon. Terrain: singletrack, doubletrack, and hard-packed gravel trails." Read more

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