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Broad Mountain Loop

Average Rating:    (3.5 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

An awesome relatively easy ride with beautiful scenic overlooks and two snall stream crossings. This is a really fun ride, nothing too technical. It can be completed in as little as an hour or so if you keep up a decent pace, or you can take your time (recommended!) to enjoy the beauty at the scenic overlooks (Lehigh Gorge)! If you buy a Topographical map (7.5 minute, Weatherly Quadrangle), you will see some other road and paths too ride on.
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Latitude
40.884902172202
Longitude
-75.79888343811035
Trail Directions
From Jim Thorpe take 209 South to SR 93. Travel for 3.5 miles and park in the second parking lot on the right. Ride through the gate and stay straight on this path for 2.4 miles.
Trail Length
15 Miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Jim Thorpe
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Review Date
June 30, 2013

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: scott ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Great scenery (overlooks and top of falls), but the trail has mostly (80% or more) been covered in large loose gravel and it is difficult to bike through it. This may improve overtime, but as of 2013, go there with the idea of seeing some great scenery, not going for a great ride.



Comments
Outdoor Fanatic (12/01/2015)
I agree, Weekend Warrior - others should beware that this trail is about 80 percent loaded with apple-sized rocks. Wondering why they deposited these things here knowing that it's a mountain bike trail?! I'd rather go through mud. I'm an experienced biker and getting through the miles of these rocks was frustrating (even walking is difficult), but the magnificent views of the Lehigh Gorge below alleviated some of that distress.
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Review Date
July 29, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: vinny_c ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I used to live in NEPA and frequent this trail. I love singletrack as much as the next guy but this is a fun trail to go a little easier on and enjoy wildlife, scenery, etc if that's your bag. Nothing too technical but there are some sections where you get some pretty good downhills to gather some speed and a few short and kinda steep climbs. The stream crossings are always fun too. My only gripe is the nitwits with the horses who poo all over the trails. Next time I see a truck with a horse trailer attached to it at the trailhead I might just do a doodie on the hood of their truck. Usually takes me an hour flat to finish the loop going at a pretty good pace.

Recommended Route:
Park in the first parking lot across from the rifle range. Ride a mile up Rt 93 and enter through the yellow gate and go.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
To be honest, for all its great mtb reputation, I don't think the area is that great.



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Review Date
March 4, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Jim Thorpe Trails ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Free maps here: http://jttrails.wordpress.com/maps/

Recommended Route:
all

Other recommended trails in the same area:
all



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Review Date
June 13, 2005

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Rob Munro ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Well, it is what it is. Wide path, long rolling hills, some decent speed on a few downhill sections, some long climbs, but nothing technical at all. It's nice for a ride with the family or beginners. The overlooks are absolutely the highlight of this trail. Worth the quick detour off the main road. Perhaps the 4 rating in Matsinko's guide is about 2 ticks too high.

Recommended Route:
don't miss the overlooks, and, depending on the depth at the time, hit the stream crossings full speed. nice, refreshing and fun to get soaked.



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Review Date
May 17, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: JeffSkisMontana ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Very nice ride. Great spot to introduce someone to the sport or to ride with a mixed ability group. I recently rode with my wife and daughter as well as several other friends age range 52 to 11years old. All had a great time. The gorge overlook is not to be missed. People on the rail trail below looked like ants! Birds of prey were soaring at eye level and below. After the loop several elected to head home. The balance of our group including the 11 year old took on a portion of American Standard....very nice trail.

Recommended Route:
Park at the higher of the 2 lots off of PA 93. Go in at yellow gate....end back on 93. you will need to either turn around and do it backwards or ride 93 for about a mile(wide shoulder is good here).



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