Jacobsburg Trail Red Blazed

Northampton County, Pennsylvania 18354

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).

Jacobsburg Trail (Red Blazed) Professional Reviews and Guides

"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."

"Jacobsburg is one of the few state parks that allows mountain biking, and almost every trail is multi-use. This is good and bad. The good side is that mountain bikers have lots to shred on. The down side is that there are many other users out on the trail as well. Horses, hikers, and trail runners abound at Jacobsburg. With all the tight, twisty turns it would be easy to run someone down. Combine that with a really fast, hardpacked trail in summer and mountain bikers riding in all directions— well, you get the picture.

Ride defensively and cautiously as there have been a few accidents that could have been avoided, and all involved a mountain bike. Highlights: historic site of Jacobsburg, established 1740; historic buildings; Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center; fishing; creek crossings; fast singletrack. Tread: a mix of cinder-coated singletrack, open grassy roads, woodland singletrack, paved and gravel roads, and creek crossings. During the summer these surfaces can become hardpacked and very fast."

"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."

Jacobsburg Trail (Red Blazed) Reviews

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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.
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.
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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Trail Information

Northampton County
Nearby City
Jacobsburg State Park
Local Contacts
USGS: Wind Gap
Local Maps

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Jul 2018