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Branch Creek

Average Rating:    (3.4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

Combination of paved and single track - relatively flat but rooty and fast.
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Latitude
40.37571300322371
Longitude
-75.28771877288818
Trail Directions
Trail head found on Callowhill Rd in Perkasie - Route 313 N to 5th Street left onto Callowhill down on your left about a 1/2 mi. small parking lot. Trail runs between paved path and stream
Trail Length
about 7 miles
Trail Level
Beginner
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Perkasie/Sellersville/Telford
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 29, 2002

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: apu , from lansdale, pa

Summary:
Take this for what it's worth since we all find different things of interest. Having said that... ...I found the trails disappointing. I was looking forward to riding close to home since time was limited and feel I would have been better off staying home. Trails are one step above the boring stuff I used to ride when I was a kid riding BMX bikes...just barely! There's very little in the way of anything technical and there's something strange about riding so close to 'civilization'. I find mountain biking best when I'm off in the middle of nowhere and my mind can concentrate on my ride and the surroundings. These trails had me focusing on the elderly and the dog walkers on the paved path. There's zero challenge with the extremely limited technical riding that's available. The only benefit I can see to these trails is if you're interested in going fast. Speed for the sake of speed is boring! Speed only when you've mastered the technical aspects of the trail is much more challenging and interesting. If technical riding and a wider variety of trails is your thing then take the 45 minutes and drive to Jim Thorpe.

Recommended Route:
started at trailhead at parking lot to the left just over the covered bridge

Other recommended trails in the same area:
still looking for something good that's "local" (assuming we can all agree on what that means)...I still find it best to take the 45 minutes and drive to Jim Thorpe...it's well worth the drive, it isn't that much further and, frankly, it's totally worth it given the lack of anything challenging on this local trail



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Review Date
October 30, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: milk , from Telford

Summary:
These trails are great, simply fun-tastic. And the contantly muddy singletrack keeps you coming back for more. I also believe that most the hits in this area are for the newbies, but that would include me as well. However, I believe there is enough challenge to get a decent workout, if you not looking to go gorilla crazy with the jumps, the tabletop on the east? side is great. Also, past the small fireroad setup to singletrack is a couple of stream crossings, cool. And I tried finding some new material, but was just trailblazin into spinny things that seem to enjoy removing my skin! Enjoy and email me if you would like to ride sometime... Have fun!

Recommended Route:
I started at Callowhill Rd and parked on the street.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Try out Blue Marsh Lake if you got an afternoon off or Jim Thorpe.



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Review Date
September 24, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Rick and Barb , from East Rockhill

Summary:
The series of trails along the creek were an excellent place to begin. We just purchased moutnain bikes and found these trails a real pleasure to ride. It was after a day of rain so some spots were slick and muddy but very ridable. And the best thing is it is so close to home. For the novice these are great trails.

Recommended Route:
We went to the Blooming Glen start point by the covered bridge.



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Review Date
September 6, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Szabo , from Lansdale, PA

Summary:
Small, muddy network of trails that follow alongside the creek. There are some logs and jumps to keep things interesting, but mostly a beginner/intermediate environment. There is one section which is on the other side of the paved path that has a sweet switchback descent. I'm just happy to find a place so close to home.

Recommended Route:
Take 309 N to the Souderton/Route 113 exit. Go left onto Callowhill Rd. and follow to creek. Immediately after bridge is a small pull off on the right hand side. If you hit 5th street, you've gone too far. Trail begins from parking lot and can also be picked up across the road.



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Review Date
June 26, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Arecki , from Hatfield, PA

Summary:
The trail is rooted but fast, lots of mud, be prepared to get dirty especially after rains.
If you started at Blooming Glen Rd parking lot follow the trail till you hit parking lot by Callowhill Rd. go across the street to the right and continue riding on dirt path
You will find many logs, dirt hills and little streams to conquer. Also, you will find some places to do some jumps. Not too much climbing action to be found (you can find some fire roads to climb on the other side of Blooming Glen Rd in the woods on the left hand side). Overall, it is a good trail for training. I can recommend it to beginners and midrange riders advanced riders should look for excitement in Jim Thorpe area.

Recommended Route:
To my knowledge there are three places where you can access the trail. I recommend approaching the trail from Blooming Glen Rd. parking lot. The best way to get there: Driving from Route 309, take an exit for Perkasie and Route 113, go North on Route 113, turn left on to Callowhill Rd follow it down to Branch Rd and turn right, follow it to Blooming Glen Rd and make another left, drive over wooden bridge and turn left onto small dirt parking lot. From parking lot ride paved track towards the woods on this same side of street, track will first turn right and than left, right after it you will see single track going into woods, TAKE IT and have blast.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
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