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Camelback

Average Rating:    (3.73 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 15

Mostly fire roads, excellent views. South trail is a tough climb, and the power line trail is an almost impossible climb but it's been done.
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Latitude
41.04388642845253
Longitude
-75.36998748779297
Trail Directions
80 east or west to exit 45, right off ramp, 1st left on Sullivan Trail, left at fork on Camelback road. Follow past ski area and continue up steep hill, look for parking area on right by entrance to State Gameland trails.
Trail Length
8 - 20 miles, or more
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Fire Roads
City/County
Tannersville
   


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Review Date
September 1, 2012

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: going2vt ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Pretty nice riding here! See the dudes at the bike shop on the access road. I haven't been in a while but the climbs are challenging, but not too challenging. We once took my father in law there and he did it....in his mid fifties and not a biker...so it's ok to take newbees when one has too...LOL. There are some great views out over the Poconos and fast fire roads.
I ride all over the country and this is a nice little place but please, you can leave your full face helmet home for when you downhill at Mountain Creek.

Recommended Route:
I recall parking at the access road to the mountain in a dirt lot, pedaling up to the yellow DNCR gates near a tower to make the most of the downhill...again...see the dudes for free maps of the trails. Don't leave without a map in hand.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Glen Park was pretty cool too!



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Review Date
December 24, 2010

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: dogus ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
We came from out of town hoping to xc ski over x-mas vacation in the poconos, however due to a lack of snow accumulation at the time, we brought our mtbs. We showed up at the SGL parking lot described here only to read the SGL posted regulations and righteously obeyed the rules. (particularly #8, no non-motorized vehicles Sept through Jan) Luckily, the state park next door (Big Pocono) was available for a worry free ride. We rode a combination of the South trail and north trail outer loop. Not the best ride ever, but we took two urban roadies on their first ever mtb ride here and i think they dug it just a little bit. We rode 8.4 miles total. Someday I'll come ride the SGL trails that the others were referring to in this "Camelback" review. I used the DCNR map to navigate this mountain top Check it out! We passed by some other trails that I assume connects the SP with SGL and private lands.

Recommended Route:
we parked at SGL lot described here, headed into State Park turned right on South Trail. See the DCNR map and find your way around. There are some steeps that are unclimbable, push your bike and enjoy the altitude. We only saw one pile of poop on these horse trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
we'll find out tomorrow



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Review Date
August 4, 2010

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: tbmincey ,  Racer

Summary:
Mainly wanted to give a new review to let all know that this trail system is alive and very well! Liked it better than Deer Path area over in Jim Thorpe. Twisty singletrack through very pretty woods. Big variety of surfaces and foilage. The main description for this review is for the State Park trails. I don't think that's what most people are referring to when they say Camelback. These trails are on the property adjacent and west of Big Pocono.

Recommended Route:
I just went and rode. If you stay right at all intersections from the parking lot, you will find the singletrack. I didn't, but guess you could ask someone at The Loft to suggest route, or join a group ride. Lots of ATV trails make things confusing.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jacobsburg SP is fast and flowy with some sweet downhill runs suitable for XC hardtails.



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Review Date
July 10, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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5.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Todd , from that area

Summary:
If you have a chance to check out the single track it is some of the best around. I have ridden in Thorpe many times and this trail definetly competes against thorpe. If you take the deep lake to miles of mudd to deer trail to henry's to south it is a 16 mile loop. If you add in hole in the wall you would be up to 22 miles approx. Make sure it hasnt rained too much before you go up there. If it has you may be riding through some swamp where miles of mudd is and deer trail. Henry's trail is a little hard to find because it has grown over. but to make it simple follow deer til you hit an overgrown jeep trail, go left follow trail you will see 3 deer trails going to the right take the 3rd one. the first 2 drop you into the woods. Keep following henry's for a long long time and you end up right on south trail. From there you can either climb south or go down south.

Recommended Route:
Deep lake to hole in the wall to deer path to henry's to south

Other recommended trails in the same area:
American Standard, Merli, Glen park, Jacobsburg tussey mtn, scotia



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Review Date
August 29, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: KKK , from pa

Summary:
I ride thorpe every other week end, I've riden Moab 4 times. I have riden all over the country, and I have to admit that there is a trail at camelback which rivals all for technical terrain. This trail was made by mountain bikers not hikers or horse people, so it is for those who like technical mountain biking. Look out beginners.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
bradys lake, AS & DP jim thorpe, thornehurst



Comments
levonius (06/09/2008)
What is the name of this trail please? May i have detaile instructions how to get there? If you will, please email me at:

emaillevon@yahoo.com
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