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Green Lane

Average Rating:    (3.33 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 18

The parking lot is big and it can be hard to find the trailhead. The trail is mainly for horses, so look for the markings with a picture of a horse.

The trail is made up of loose rocks and not vey fun for the first mile. You will cross a road and have to find the trail again (not very obvios where to go). The rest of the trail stays close to the reservoir with some nice views. The trail is not too technical most of the time, but has some treacherous parts. There are a few streams that feed into the resorvoir that have a steep downhill followed by a steep uphill that can be tough.

Cross Knights Road bridge over the reservoir and continue on the other side. Some of the trail is deep gravel for horses and sucks to ride through, but doesn't last for long. Honeysuckle trail is a very cool 1-2 mile stretch of the ride. At this point you can catch the red trail as well. Take Knight Rd to 29, make a right, make a right on Hill Rd and go a crazy steep hill to get back to the parking lot.
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Latitude
40.36642741921034
Longitude
-75.4983901977539
Trail Directions
Route 29 North from CollegevilleLeft on Hill RdLeft at sign for Blue Trail
Trail Length
10 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Schwenksville
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Review Date
December 30, 2011

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: swanneext ,  Racer

Summary:
Being from Virginia, we didn't know where to go other than what was on this summary, but the directions were right on and, yes, the trails were a little wet and muddy but there was enough dry trail to make it very fun. We rode from the Hill Road Day Use area and took the Blue Trail west. The ranger, who was very nice and helpful, explained that there was only one section of the Blue Trail closed to biking. The rocky, rooty and hilly trails were awesome and I'm looking forward to going back on my next trip to Philly...on to Wissahickon tomorrow.

Recommended Route:
Blue to red looked good but we didn't make it too far today. Be aware that the one short section of Blue closed to bikers makes it impossible to get back to the boat landing parking lot at Hill Road day use area if that is where you parked. The only way back is on the road and the ranger strongly suggested staying off the road and doing an out and back.



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Review Date
December 11, 2011

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Mark ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I was here last week. Very muddy even 5 days after rain. I was interested in the Blue trail as the previous reviewer described. Despite being easily the best trail in the park, there are still some signs prohibiting biking. I followed up with the park ranger via email and his response is paraphrased as follows: "..that part of the blue trail is posted for no bikes... However, in the future we are planning on trying to modify the trail to allow bikes. Please keep in touch to find out when that may be. Thanks. Mark Shope, Green Lane Park Supervisor." So any locals with time to spare should make themselves known to Mr. Shope. They can open up faster if the MTB community can offer up some volunteers.



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swanneext (12/30/2011)
Being from Virginia, we didn't know where to go other than what was on this summary, but the directions were right on and, yes, the trails were a little wet and muddy but there was enough dry trail to make it very fun. We rode from the Hill Road Day Use area and took the Blue Trail west. The ranger, who was very nice and helpful, explained that there was only one section of the Blue Trail closed to biking. The rocky, rooty and hilly trails were awesome and I'm looking forward to going back on my next trip to Philly...on to Wissahickon tomorrow.
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Review Date
November 3, 2011

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: Mark Oscar ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The Blue Trail is now open! This is an awesome trail!

Park on Knights Road or at the boat launch off of Hill Road.

Plenty of technical creek crossings and challenging uphills.



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Review Date
August 28, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: psuman ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
We rode the RED trail and dogwood trail. I had a good time. It was nice to ride something new. Very pretty ride and got a lot of good exercise.

It is fast and twisty. A couple decent climbs and some rooty sections.

Recommended Route:
I only rode the RED & DOGWOOD trails.



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Review Date
May 27, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: john.wilkinson@datacon.at ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Yes the Blue trail is closed to bikes and this is the best trail in the park. It’s a very nice hike by the way.

The RED trail is a mix of gravel paths, double-track along grassy hills and some moderate single track through cedars and along the lake. I would classify the entire trail as beginner to intermediate with almost no technical logs, jumps...

Trail impressions:
- Nice trail for a moderate non-technical ride.
- Lots of horse $*it. It's everywhere in the summer and not as bad in the colder months. Get use to it because it's unavoidable!
- Trails take quite a while to dry out. This will be one of the last places to dry out after heavy rain.
- The park really seems to embrace the equestrians, heck they even have their own campground and jumps set-up along the way.
- While the park doesn't discourage bike riding, they don't mention the word "bike" in their entire brochure and it seems like they are just putting up with mountain bikers and would rather us not be there.

So overall if you want a fairly easy ride with a few ups and downs, roots, rock… and don't mind dodging horse flop, this is a nice 10 mile ride.

Recommended Route:
Turn off Rt 29 onto Knight Rd and the parking area is about 200 yrd on the left.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Wissahickon, Pennypack, Highrocks, Corecreek, Middle Run DE, French Creek.



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