Home  >>Trails >> United States Trails >>Pennsylvania >>

Lat: Lng:

Lakawanna State Park

Average Rating:    (3.3 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 10

Many choices for almost all levels. Everything from crazy, tight singletrack to cruising. Trails are all over the park, and it would be best to find a ranger and get a map. The trails posted on the map are a good start. From there if you run into anyone on the trail ask them about anything else, and you may be plesently surprised. If at all possible please yield to horses, and for the love of god, stay away from the place after the rains. The mud is terrible.
discuss this trail in the Pennsylvania forum >>
post pictures of this trail >>
search for trail pictures >>

This trail doesn't have any Longitude and Latitude data for the map. Participate and drag the red marker to the correct location.
Enter a Starting Point (City, State, or Landmark)


[X]Cancel
Latitude
41.56344476556576
Longitude
-75.7093620300293
Trail Directions
Go all the way out towards Waverly via North Abington Road. Stay on North Abington till you run into the park on the left.
Trail Length
11-15miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Clarks Summit
   


Sort Reviews by:  Latest Review | Best Rating
Reviews 1 - 5 (10 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
July 16, 2009

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: tim83 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Just got back from this trail, first time review here. I'm riding a GF Wahoo Disc (hardtail) so take that into account. I rode turkey hill and abington and found them to be pretty fun although there was some serious mud in some spots. The pain in the butt kind that's slick enough to lose traction but thick enough to slow you down....just the right mix. Don't get me wrong, it was fun getting dirty, just be aware. Be sure to keep your speed up to help you with that, the mud can jump out of nowhere on a switchback. There aren't many obstacles so keeping your speed up is neither difficult nor dangerous. The trails are cool and they are quite tight running through some brush (wear eye pro). There are some really good climbs especially in the beginning of the abington trail. Then you get some nice easy downhills that give you enough speed to be fun with a fair amount of rock gardens but no drop offs.

A note, there are little blue arrows in some of the trees...they're actually blue circles with a white arrow in them. Probably about the size of a softball. Those guide you along turkey hill trail. Useful when you see a trail leading off when the map didn't say it should be there.

Overall good time, I'm a weekend warrior just getting back into it and I got a great workout, but I tend to pedal hard to get my heart rate up.

Definitely check it out.

Recommended Route:
I parked in the boat launch area west of the 407 bridge (by accident). Went back down 407 looking for the turkey hill entrance but couldn't find it. So I went up 524 and (just barely) found the abington entrance. The abington entrance is just SW of the "one truck" bridge on the E side of the road. There's a wooden sign that looks like a highway cross (but in dark wood) w/ red lettering. I followed that up to Turkey Hill, followed turkey hill clockwise (according to the map), turned left before a small wood bridge marked on the map (that trail will take you back up north to abington trail) and came out on 407 (the place I was looking for before).

If you're looking for the entrance to the Turkey Hill trail off 407, the map is kind of misleading. Find the environmental learning center and almost directly across is another sign that looks like a cross (it's in dark wood color, though) that's marked with blue lettering that says Turkey Hill Entrance. The trail cuts SE at first, and it's actually easier to see from the W side of the road. So ride south on 407 and look across the road to find it.

Definitely get a map, they're fairly accurate although they're now 3 years old

Other recommended trails in the same area:
check out the rest of this park, it's great



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
September 10, 2004

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Visitors rate this review
5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: mikeelikesit ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
The park is a great place to ride and explore with very few other users. Plenty of singletrack, short hills, varying terrain. Some of the marked hiking trails may be boring to technical terrain gurus, but there are many side trails to keep a sharp eye out for. There are also several ledge drops in the 3 to 5 foot range for the brave. Keep a sharp lookout for equestrians (and related poop) and hikers, though there are usually very few and they congregate in the main park area off of PA 407 after the bridge.

Recommended Route:
Pick up a map at the ranger station to start. I like to park at States Creek Inlet Boat Launch Area. On the east side, take Turkey Hill to Abington, cross PA 524 to Ranger Trail. On west side, take Frost Hollow to Abington. You can also park off of Rowlands Road to ride a completely different set of trails. Take Kennedy Creek to the Bassett Path, then Abington back to Lee Hill or ATT. Lakeshore is usually very muddy, and you can expect muddy, boggy areas at all time and especially in the spring or after heavy rain amounts.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Fell Mountain (Merli-Sarnoski Park), 7-Tubs Natural Area, Prompton Dam.



Comments
going2vt (08/31/2012)
Not sure where in the world you found 3-5 foot ledges to huck yourself off, but the rest of the description is good. There are no sizable drops, but some nice challenging sections on Nothwoods, climbing Bull Hill and over on the North side of Abington...moderate difficulty levels, but I'm sorry, no Colorado sized drops almost as tall as me ANYWHERE. Don't be scared off by this!
Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
February 4, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: trirmk ,  Racer

Summary:
Everything and anything you want. But like other reviewers said, watch out for the mud, especially after the rain. Even if it rained over a week ago, you're still likely to come out of the park covered in mud :0) But that's the fun part!

Recommended Route:
Go from the parking lots to the end of the park, turn right and go past the restroom, down the hill to the dam. Take the scary old bridge and go across the river and then up the hill and follow the road around the bend (left). Keep going up and looking to your left to find the Abington Riding Trail (another one) and prepare to get wet! ;0)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Look around and you're guaranteed to find quite a few more! Exploring that area is the best way to go.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
June 21, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: krs , from NE PA

Summary:
This is a nice loop. Park at the main boat launch parking lot. Ride back out on main rd(rt 407) to the turkey hill trailhead. Ride it counterclockwise and take the Abington trail to Lee hill. Just follow the route listed above . It is a great ride. Not very difficult but still fun. There are some muddy areas after rains, short climbs and downhills. this route is good for beginners through advanced riders. The trails are much smoother than Merli Sarnowski park. I am guessing the milage to be 5-6 miles. Have fun! There are many more trails to extend your ride if you so choose. Trail maps are available in the park.

Recommended Route:
Turkey hill to Lee hill to tree line to bull hill to woodland ponds to hemlock woods to beech woods to grouse to spruce trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Merli



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.

Review Date
August 10, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

Rate this review?

Reviewed by: Adam , from Scranton, PA

Summary:
Very easy and fast singletrack. Bring the kids on this one. The trails could be maintained a little better. There is a lot of high grass and picker bushes. Besides that it is nice.

Recommended Route:
There is a dirt road and parking lot about 200ft after the park offices.(Immediately after bridge on left) If you are coming from 81, Its right before the bridge on right(200ft before the park offices). Duh. Park here and ride the loops right in front of you. These are the most maintained trails in the park. Its only about 4 miles for the three loops. You also have to repeat some areas. Not enough? Follow the dirt road that you drove in on back to the road. Go right over the bridge and you will see a very small footpath that goes up towards the woods. It leads to a bunch of climbing switchbacks that are very tough. One on the top of the mountain, you can follow almost any trail, and you will end up at near the park offices(500ft from where you parked) This is about another 4 miles.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Merli if you like the tough stuff.



Would you like to Comment?
Join MTBR for a free account, or Login if you are already a member.
Reviews 1 - 5 (10 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5
 


KHS:

2012 XC604
$1399.99 + Free Shipping
$1999.99
bobs-bicycles.com


Fly Racing:

Super D Shorts
$99.99 + Free Shipping
$99.99
bobs-bicycles.com