Pisgah Plane

Sam Miller Field, Pennsylvania

Elevation Gain627ft
Trailhead Elevation756ft
Elevation Min/Max752/1368ft
Elevation Start/End756/756ft

Pisgah Plane

Pisgah Plane is a hiking trail in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. It is within Sam Miller Field. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 756 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 627 feet. The trail ends near the Pisgah Vista viewpoint. This trail connects with the following: Galen's Revenge and Uknown.

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Mountain Biking the Greater Philadelphia Area (Falcon Guides)
Bob D'Antonio
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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." Read more

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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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Sam Miller Field
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Dec 2018