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Latitude
41.352394293752845
Longitude
-75.78429222106933
Trail Directions
Trail Length
miles
Trail Level
Unknown
Trail Type
Unknown
City/County
pittston
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 27, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: bobbyb004 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Very nice uphill to Campbells ledge. The view is outstanding, so bring your camera. Best to park in the strip mall about 1/2 mile away on Main Ave in Duryea. You can keep water and treats in the car if you are planning on looping the trail. I can get to the top of mountain from Coxton Road in one shot, but you better be warmed up and pace yourself. The road to the top is basically a dirt access road. The road Y's, take a left, around the first resevoir and climb to the ledge. Although there are no trespassing signs, I have stopped and talked to many of the Utilty workers and they are all cool. Make sure to wave and say hello and they are more than happy to help you with directions or return the wave. Once on the ledge, it gets tricky. Go right and follow the trails that lead you to the right...which will takes you to the other resevoirs. Easy to get lost up there, keep track of your path. The downhills are rutty and challenging

Recommended Route:
Coxton Rd, past sewage plan, dirt road to the right to the top.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ash street, West mountain, turnpike tunnel/boulder blast.



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Review Date
July 22, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Andy , from wilkes barre

Summary:
The Bad:
I didnt see or ride any singletrack. Like most of the trails in the w-b area, these are logging and mining roads that have been taken over by quads. If your not riding on a dirt road, you are riding on a quad trail. Thats not to say this is a bad ride. The west side of the second reservoir is challenging, tons of rock gardens. Earlier reviewers called this singletrack, and it might have been two years ago, but now its wide enough for a pick up truck. And the downhills on the backside are white knucklers. Just dont stop to enjoy the scenery while going down: trash, beer cans, old kitchen appliances, rugs, more beer cans, & shot gun shells!
One more thing: Its illegal to ride here (PA American Water land). The Good:
1) The reservoirs are beautiful. Its worth it just to take a break and eat a powerbar by the water, and its probably good swimming. 2) The hill up to the reservoirs is a monster, be sure to warm up. 3) Campbells Ledge is impressive. 4) the downhills are fun. 5) This is a huge trail system. You could probably ride a few times a week here and not get bored. These trails are good, just not great. If it was legal, and not so scummy, I would give it a four but you lose points for both. Dont travel more then 20 minutes to ride these trails, better singletrack is found elsewhere.

Recommended Route:
This is just to clarify:
At the first Y in the road (theres a small fenced in area on the right) go left, up the hill, to get to both reservoirs.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tubs, Giants Despair, Slocum, Mt. Top gamelands.



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Review Date
August 24, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: pat , from pittston/philly

Summary:
Lots of rocks/roots/puddles crazy downhills and lots of fun stuff to hit! I think it is one of my favorite rides and it is close to my old home!

Recommended Route:
Go through gate near farmers field and climb until you get to the first section of power lines. Follow those for about 1.5 miles and then duck into the woods off to the left. This will give you many options of single track. Some that lead to the top of the mountian are infront of you and to the left you cna go down into another local town on the right. Some cool downhills coming up in front of you. You can follow the powerlines again into the back side of the mountian or cut off for some rad downhills! These will lead you back into a rolling atv trail with lots of cool jumps. You will end up on a dirt road at the bottom of the atv trail. Take the dirt road about 2 miles back to the gate. If you want to ride it with me email me!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
bear creek camp, junction culm banks, and many more just email me!



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Review Date
April 19, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Kelly

Summary:
Follow dirt access road to top past 1st reservior on left. You can go left there to get to Cambell's Ledge. However, for a steep and technical downhill all the way back to Coxton Rd., keep going straight on access road to 2nd reservior on left. Go left across beginnning of this reservior and around to a narrower singletrack trail that follows the west side of the reservoir. Climb the poleline off this trail to the left. When you get to the top, follow the trail to a great lookout and campsight. Whoever set up this campside did a great job, please don't liter. Anyway, off that lookout to the left you will find a narrow doubletrack/singletrack trail going down on the Susquehana River side of the mountain. This is fun! It is steep and technical and you can get going real fast in the tight and twistys. It will come out at quick dip onto a poleline. Straight ahead is another doubletrack/singletrack/creekbed that keeps going down the mountain onto Coxton Rd. below. This trail is also technical, tight, and fast. Once on Coxton Rd. go left. You have @ 2 mile spin on a rolling road back to the gate.

Recommended Route:
From Main St. to Coxton Rd. Underneath railroad tracks @ 3/4 mile on right. Go past gate up dirt access road.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Turnpike tunnel loop, Montage Mtn., Various other great rides on West and East Mountain



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Review Date
April 13, 2000

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Stan , from Old Forge

Summary:
This ride is great, but be sure to warm up before you begin. You begin with a very steep, long climb 1 mile +. Many roads near resovour. Go left up to Cambell's Ledge or straight to endless riding. Going left lends more climbing, straigt is flat for 1/2 mile then rolling. Old logging roads and rocky single track can be found. Power line trails abound. ATV riders will usually tell you where the best riding can be found.

Recommended Route:
Drive toward Coxton from Main St. Duryea. Park near farmers field. Find gate and go around it, then begin climbing up long steep hill. Caution - this is private land owned by local water company.



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