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Fairmount Park

Average Rating:    (4.75 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 4

Anything you can think of. Flat crusing trails all the way to Center City. Cross Country trails and good downhill trails. Also there are some good hiking and climbing trails.
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Latitude
40.067956744086096
Longitude
-75.18150329589844
Trail Directions
Take Rte. 611 (Easton Rd.) till it turns into Mt Airy Ave. Then look for Stenton Ave. It's on your right if you are coming from the South. And on the left if your coming from the North.
Trail Length
1-30 miles. As much as you want
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Philadelphia
   


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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

Review Date
July 22, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: Sodamoeba ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This is such an excellent trail. If you start at the Valley Green Inn and go about 100 feet down Forbidden Drive, there is an offshoot going uphill. Take it, and you will be on an excellent cross country single track with excellent downhills, technical climbs, and everything from fast banked turns to decent sized ramps. You can bail out fairly often, or you can follow the green and green yellow blazed trail for 8 or 9 miles, crossing over the river at some point and going up the other side of the gorge where there is some more difficult climbing and more intense downhill.

Recommended Route:
Up the hill right past Valley Green Inn, stay on the Green and Green Yellow trails (blazes are on trees). Also, follow the signs that point directions for bikers to go. This is not a place that is good for improvising routes.



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Review Date
September 16, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: JMK ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
This trail is the motherload of Philadelphia Trails - you really can't go wrong, although dont get creative and hit unmarked trails... I've actually gotten a ticket, and actually gottten lost even though its pretty hard to...

Recommended Route:
Just hit the forbidden trail and take any of the off shoots - there's one at least once every 1/4 mile. They mostly hit the main trail again, hard to get lost unless you dont follow the trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rode Belmont today - pretty fun.



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Review Date
February 9, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: remsman86 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Great trail. Has many different kinds of trails. Would recommend to anyone

Recommended Route:
Any of them



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Review Date
October 16, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Shannon ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This palce is loaded. Some of the best climbs and decents around. Good technical stuff and also very fast single track. There are too many trails to pick a great one. One of the trails is rated as on ef the top ten trails in the nation. It is close to philly so good food all around. Great getaway weekend place that is not to far. Good luck!



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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)
 


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