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Jacobsburg State Park

Average Rating:    (3.97 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 29

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Latitude
40.78865686821574
Longitude
-75.29987454414368
Trail Directions
Take 33 North to the Belfast Exit. Turn right after you get off, there will be a stop sign for left turns only, make a left. Follow that road past the actual parking lot. There will be gravel parking lots right before the stop sign. Park there. (on bike) Turn right at the stop sign and cross the street there will be a gate with a trail on the right side, there you go, ALL LEGAL
Trail Length
Many trails, maybe 20 miles or more
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Bushkill (close to Nazareth)
   


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Review Date
October 20, 2013

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Holly-Tony ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
We're up for the weekend from Delaware. The local bike shop recommended this park after cautioning that Big Pocono State Park 38 was under construction. The reviews we read seemed to indicate that this was a somewhat easy park but the bike shop guy said there was definitely challenging terrain and single track. OK, that may be, but we found the trail map and markings very confusing and ultimately we probably ended up riding around less interesting trails (mostly the Homestead Trail, aka Blue). The problem is that on the same trail there are spurs off of spurs all marked in the same color, and some disallow bikes but don't give any alternative out. At the very end of our day, we accidentally came across a different group of trails that was probably more interesting (Jacobsburg/Red Trail) but didn't have time to ride it.

Recommended Route:
Rather than park in the parking lot marked for the Environmental Center, continue down Belfast Road and park on the gravel lot right before Jacobsburg Road. From that lot you can get to the Red Trail and Yellow and Green Trails as well. At least there's a lot of ground we left unexplored for next time!

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Come down to Delaware and do the White Clay Creek/Middle Run area. It's very flowy and tons of fun.



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Review Date
June 26, 2010

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: Fuel_ex_5.5 ,  Downhiller

Summary:
I started dowhnilling at this park, when you first enter the woods there is a fun little downhill section. further down you reach a bridge with like a spiderweb of trails and it seems no matter which one you choose it takes you back down to that bridge. There is also a fun creek you run into after this one downhill section and if your goodenough you can make it across:)

Recommended Route:
follow the trail until you reach a bridge with a couple trails branching off. Make a right and you should cross over a few woodenbridges, make a left at the end and there is a gap in a bridge you need to hop over and around the turn is a creek you NEED to ride through

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Blue Mountain, andthis trailoff 611 (cant remember name) but it was an insane ride



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Review Date
July 7, 2008

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: carltontrek ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Level of difficulty: moderate-to-medium.
Trails are shared with walkers/runners, horseback riders and hikers...
Variation in difficulty provides "recover" areas.

Recommended Route:
The deeper you bike, the more fun/challenging the trails become.



Comments
mhdb5309 (05/28/2010)
ride the trails there at least once a week its great fun and some trails can really be challenging if you find the right ones!
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Review Date
September 25, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: carlk ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Wow! This trail network is so different from the variety closer to the NY metro area (Blue Mt, Ringwood, Sprain Ridge, etc.) In NY/NJ, it's all about clearing obstacles. Here, trails are fast and flowing. It's all about riding fast! While I like the places I mentioned, we really don't have an area like this, and I wish we did.

Recommended Route:
We tried them all. Some trails are perhaps too easy and flat, but as we got further from the parking lot, the challenges increased. Trails closest to the stream are perhaps most fun.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jersey areas: Allamuchy, Ringwood, Lebanon



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Review Date
June 29, 2005

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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4.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: JJFenner ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Lots of riding to be done here. You can really move on some parts of these trails. Stay off the gravel unless you need a break or are looking for another trail. I try to ride the park once every week or two. Lots of rocks, roots, some decent turns. Its not the most difficult set up of trails but i've ridden everything and this suits me just fine. The trails are well kept and everything is clean.

Recommended Route:
Go to the environmental center on Jacobsburg road and get a green map off the road. The map lists the main trails- you have to find your own. All of the trails on the map are clearly marked in the park. There are other trails and little stints throughout the park that you have to find on your own. Go south past the envir. center and take a left over the concrete bridge and park there on the left. You can go into the system right accross the street and that parking lot is pretty much in the middle of the trail system.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Camelback, Glenpark, My house



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