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idlewood

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

fastrack/guy's bikes sponsor a race there each season. ride over the soccer fields and you will find a gravel path near the football fieldfollow around to theleft to awider gravel path wood on your rightlook for a short down hill entrance,the (race) trail starts there. the mostly single track winds along an abandoned quarrythen you will start in to a slightly rocky dh. from there the trails go in differen directions. there is a really nice dh that takes you toward neshaminy creek(make a right hand turn at the bottom) there are also rocky sections along the creek. also a root filled climb and log hops in the woods. if you can follow the race route it is about a 4.5 mile loopcan be very technical. if you wan a fast ride go to pennypack. this ride is shorter but takes much more effort. i know that wissahickon is probably the best around but hikers, runners, horseback riders, & mtb'ers at each others throats. give idlewood a shot!
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Latitude
40.15847562752346
Longitude
-74.95229244232178
Trail Directions
rt. 1 north from phila. keep right (do not take bus. rt 1)exit is after bus rt. 1 keeping right of the concrete divider you will pass a quarry co. turn right after you pass the co. at stopsign turn right and go under rt 1. at traffic light make a left then right into neshaminy high school go to the back parking lot there are trail entances there.
Trail Length
4.5
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
langhorne
   


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Review Date
January 8, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: JimmyRollins ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Network of singletrack trails behind Neshaminy HS. Moderate elevation and plenty of hairpin singletracks. Ride can last for about 1-2 hrs if the loop is properly marked. Remnants of Races held during the year helps in maneuvering the trail system. Mostly XC trails with shot inclines (steep at som places). Water bars and roots cross the trails. Few rock gardens mostly towards the bottom of the hill towards the creek. Noticed wooden stunts in certain areas ignited by the freeriding scene. All in all a pleasant ride.

Recommended Route:
Park at the high school lot and ride to the back of the football field. Enter into the woods at visible trails.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ralph Stover,



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Review Date
March 15, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Ed_Y ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A nice set of trails; not too long with a bunch of tough climbs (short) and some good downhills. I usually spend about 1.5 hours and cover everything, although new trails have been cut in over the past winter so the ride time may get longer. The quarry loop is fun once you figure out the best way to run it.

When I was there this weekend I noticed that some yokels on ATV's had cut a bunch of new trail and had been riding it when the ground was very wet. The result was a maze of mud covered trail which disrupted the overall trail layout. I hope the ATV riders show more respect in the future or else there could be serious issues to deal with in the future.

Recommended Route:
I like to warm up on the trails behind the soccer field, hit the quarry and then go to the rough stuff along Neshaminy Creek.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Pennypack, High Rocks, Wissahickon



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Review Date
March 8, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: Don , from Trenton

Summary:
Most trails are not for beginners. There is plenty of technical stuff in here. Rocky climbs and decents. Lots of great single track. You'll get a good cardio workout here. It's a nice 1.5 to 2 hr. ride if you hit everything. The students from the high school mountain bike class maintain the trails - and they do a very good job. There are several trail entrances around the perimiter of the soccer and football fields. This is,by far, the best place that I've ridden.

Recommended Route:
All trails

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Mercer County park, Clayton Park, Allaire State Park



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Review Date
January 29, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

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Reviewed by: Sean , from Langhorne

Summary:
Cool trails but kind of short. Not really worth a long ride to get to the trails, but if you live in the area give it a try, you'll like it.

Recommended Route:
Good ones listed.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Valley Green



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Review Date
May 7, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Mark , from Telford

Summary:
I found out about thistrail a few years ago while watching my niece's softball game. Thank's to the annual race, I think I have found most of the trails. This is a great ride if you only have a short time span (45 min.-1 hour). It is also great for riding after work. The single track loop gives a great work out and enhances technical skills.

Recommended Route:
Start off the gravel road behind the football stadium and follow across to single track loop by little league fields.



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