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Bradys Lake

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Latitude
41.0925
Longitude
-75.593056
Trail Directions
This trail can be accessed by way of Rt. 940 north from Blakeslee, located off of exit 35 PA turnpike NE extension. Follow Rt. 940 North past intersection of Rt. 115 at Blakeslee for approx. 6-7 miles to enterance for Bradys Lake State Game Land Park on the left. Enterance is just past entarance to Locust Lakes. Follow narrow paved road for about 5 miles to lake side parking lot. Trails are located around lake with fire lanes, rocky climbs and decents. Most trails vary from intermediate to techanical Pocono rocky, rooty terrain, nice lakeside views. Trails run through State forest and are over 20 miles. Have not reached trail ends yet so distance is not known. Accessed trail from private community of Arrowhead Lake. Really nice technical downhills to Bradys lake with stream crossings.
Trail Length
miles 20
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Blakeslee
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 15, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Kevin , from Brodheadsville/ Skippack now

Summary:
sorta flat, but awsome technical. I would be impressed by anyone who can ride this trail end to end without putting a foot down. There is a good log every 100 yards or so

Recommended Route:
Approx. half way back to the lake there is a unmarked trail (old jeep path), follow it, do not turn off of it, there is lots of dead ends. make your left onto trail marked white with red dot, this will end at the lake.... great technical single track, get ready for lots of obsticles. We lost 2 der. out of 4 good day!!!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
thornhurst



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Review Date
December 15, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Damian Stoy , from Pocono Pines 2 miles from trail

Summary:
Nice trail, very scenic. Anyone wanna ride email me.

Recommended Route:
Go and explore!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jim thorpe, camelback, Glen Park (east stroudsburg), Lake Naomi



Comments
eddiek118 (08/23/2010)
im in the arrowhead lake resort, Im defenatly looking to ride. call me 610-621-6367
eddiek118 (08/23/2010)
oh i didnt say when id be here. 8/23-8/26/10. sounds like some good riding. give me a holler. 610-621-6367
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Review Date
November 10, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Rich , from Lehigh Valley

Summary:
Brady's Lake Ride
Here is a suggestion for a ride in state gamelands 127 a seldom visited but very scenic area . This is good summer ride due to the many stream crossings , abundant shade and lack of any major climbs and several opportunities for a swim. The recent beaver dam and pond at 12.57 mi. is in itself worth the trip. There are many other possibilities for additional rides covering a wide range of abilities including an old RR bed. Even though the area is wet this time of year mosquitoes and black flies were not a problem, but insect repellant is recommended to escape delta wing flies. To get to Brady's Lake follow Rt 940 East from Blakeslee Pa. Turn left 1.3 mi. past Locust Lake Village at blacktop rd posted with small sign; Pa Fish Commission ,Brady's Lake. Up this rd. until it ends at parking lot, 3.3mi.
To start this ride go to North end of lot , go past yellow gate onto old jeep rd.(zero cycle computer)
.43 Rt turn, bushwhack thru ferns past tall cheery trees
.47 Lt turn on OWR blazed with white circles with red dots in center
.59 Rt turn at blaze
1.68 small fast moving creek is passed
1.89 meadow, stra across to trail with white and red blaze
2.75 join Hell trail bear Rt
2.88 view of old beaver pond on left
3.17 Rt. turn away from new beaver dam
3.75 past small stream cross at log
4.10 bear Lt at intersection of blue blazed trail
5.21 blue blazed trail ends on OWR go Lt this eventually is yellow blazed
6.33 onto paved access road go left
8.23 Lt at gamelands sign and trail head onto OWR (much recent logging debris)
8.71 cross stream on rocks Sgl Tk heads Lt
9.01 cross old RR grade
9.45 go out to Pwr Rw at bend in the trail, turn Lt
9.5 Pwr Rw sharp RT bend
10.13 go downhill on Pwr Rw at intersection
10.73 intersect gravel rd go Lt
10.87 bear RT at Y
10.91 past rifle range
12.57 new beaver pond blocks OWR work around pond to left continue
13.33 stream cross
13.47 a short detour to large cascade falls to the right, milage begins again on OWR
16.15 Lt turn at Gate onto dirt rd.
16.36 Lt. go thru gate onto jeep rd. snowmobile trail arrows
18.37 sharp Rt. at T, Hell trail goes left
18.85 Lt at junction orange arrows
20.66 Lt follow orange arrows
22 Arrive parking lot Key: Sgl Tk -single track trail RR- railroad grade Pwr Rw-powerline right of way OWR-old woods road, overgrown jeep trail wide trail jeep trail-frequently used 4 wheel drive rd.

Recommended Route:
This is a ride I do in this area:



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Review Date
October 15, 1999

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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Reviewed by: Charlene Williams , from Columbia, MD

Summary:
Rode trails in the state gamelands on both sides of the lake. Tried to put together an approximate 15 mile loop but ran into private property marked with numerous POSTED signs and gates on an abandoned railroad grade. Most of the trails are gradual ups or downs, lots of rocky sections typical of most trails in the Poconos. Large expanse with numerous trails and pretty good riding.



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