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American Standard

Average Rating:    (4.42 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 45

This is a brand new trail, and it's awesome! Some good climbs and descents, many rock gardens, and one exellent downhill section. If you go to Jim Thorpe, you must ride this trail!
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Latitude
40.78054143186031
Longitude
-75.9814453125
Trail Directions
Go to Blue Mountain Sports in Jim Thorpe. (They are right in the middle of town on Rt 209)
Trail Length
miles 16
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Jim Thorpe
   


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Review Date
January 1, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: mbxcrider ,  Racer

Summary:

The American Stnd is a Great trail.....A little bit of everything for everyone.....The whole loop is exactly between 14 and 15 miles....depending upon fitness, you can plan on 2 to 3 hours of riding......There are some great rock gardens, some fun twisty singletracks, some moderate climbs, and just tons of fun.....Yes, an even an American Standard toilet almost exactly half way through the loop (don't ask me how it got 8 miles out in the woods)....The trail is real backwoods riding, it's not groomed and primped, it's raw "real" mountain biking....You'll probably need a local or a really good GPS map to follow the loop because thew trail is not marked at all and the maps that you get in town are very difficult to follow.....in general it's my favorite trail and if you get the chance, don't miss it, Ride it!

Recommended Route:

Again, following the American Standard loop is very difficult....You can start at either parking lot at the top of the broad mountain on route 93.....From there it's, way to hard to post the route here, but the loop is great forward or backward, so go find a GPS download or Local to take you up there....It's worth it.

Other recommended trails in the same area:

There are a bunch of Great trails up in Jim Thorpe....The problem is that most of the cool, tough, technical stuff up there is not marked or even mapped....But, if you find a local or have access to good GPS maps....Don't miss it....Jim Thorpe is a great place to ride.



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Review Date
September 6, 2012

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Mike ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Best trail I have ridden in Pa. 18 miles with a little of everything. Be careful not to ride down the mountain.

Recommended Route:
Only ridden a few times. Probably do not know the best route.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
this is the best one that I found. The other ones I rode in the area did not compare



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Review Date
September 5, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: DanKwas ,  Racer

Summary:
This trail is great! Got a helpful tip from the local shop on how to get started and the ride was awesome! This trail has some long, long rock gardens, more like whole farms, but with a all mountain rig you're fine. Some really technical short sections make things very interesting, but overall it was fast although bumpy singletrack through and through. I had a Trek Liquid and my friend had a Bullit all rigged out and we were both happy we had the full suspension. Overall I didn't think the trail was overly technical just bony. A beginner would either get used to it or give up and there are plenty of two track crossings to escape the singletrack.

Recommended Route:
Get the free hiking map from the bike shop. Very good detail! Starts from the truck pull out on Route 93 just before the first parking area coming up the hill from Jim Thorpe. There is a big pile of dirt at on end and the trail starts just to the right. We parked at the parking area and rode to the pull off.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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Review Date
July 23, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: FranLenahan ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I rode the "American Standard" this weekend and it was awesome. There was a generous helping of rocks on much of the trail. There were also a ton of rock gardens that were tricky at times. We picked up a trail map at a local shop in the city of Jim Thorpe. The map was very acurate. The trail would have been difficult to follow without the map so I recommend acuiring a map before riding.

Recommended Route:
Acuire a trail map from one of the local bike shops in Jim Thorpe to help guide your ride. It shows you a route that creates an approximate 12-15 mile loop.



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Review Date
March 11, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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1.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Guitarswheelies ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Rode it today and I'm happy to say that this trail looks as good as ever!
It was dry and the trails were clear of any fallen trees. I didn't know what to expect with the Winter but its looking great!

Recommended Route:
Start at the beginning, finish at the end!



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