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Moosic Lakes Singletrack

Average Rating:    (3.38 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

I marked trail with paint. If you follow my markings and go left at first T and right at second T you will end up back on Rt. 247 at the main entrance to Moosic Lakes. Trail is a mix of narrow quad trails, logging trails, extreme downhills, a killer 3/4 mile uphill, two streams to cross, all through thick forest. This is the best run in Lackawanna county! I ride this mountain weekly and will post other trails as I have time.. So stay tuned.
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Latitude
41.42625319507272
Longitude
-75.552978515625
Trail Directions
From the "new" route 6 take exit # 1 (Mt. Cobb) Take left up Marshwood Rd. onto RT 247 to top of mountain (4.5 miles). Yellow gate is on left.Take power line road back 1.5 miles. Trail is on right. I marked it with floresent pink spray paint "MLS".
Trail Length
4.5 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Mt. Cobb
   


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Review Date
June 1, 2013

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Stereo Steve ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I haven't seen a new review for this great trail network for quite some time and thought it would be good to post some thoughts. Moosic mountain has some of the most interesting trails in the state as at points you'd think you were in Utah. This is mostly due to the unusual terrain at Moosic which consist of scrub, scattered conglomerate rocks and many many rock outcroppings. The central trails, including Conglomerate, the View and Stonehenge are slow and technical and can pound you with non stop shards of conglomerate rock littered through out the trail. Ride it hard and you'll get a good full body work out from all the lifting and out of the saddle riding. The View has some small drops and great rock features, short and sweet. Gene's trail, my favorite, is about 3 miles of extremely diverse technical riding. It never get's old with it's beautifully varying rock features and "gooseberry, Utah" like terrain. Infact, I like Moosic better than gooseberry. The scenery is beautiful and surprising. At the top of the preserve along the ridge is Blueberry trail. It's covered in low lying scrub with blueberry bushes and stunted pine and offers beautiful views as well as a fast, twisty descent that'll make for a great final run back to the parking lot. What can I say, this place rocks literally and figuratively and will give most better riders a great day of mountain biking. Love it.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Merli, Prompton, 7 tubs



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Review Date
August 31, 2009

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: pieceofcake ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
OK, so the first time I trid=ed to find this place i was on fire roads and I bailed. Last week I went back up to ride the new stuff and I followed the map and was blown away. We did 14 miles of technical heaven. From open Scub Pine Glades that would make you sware you were on Porcupine Rim, then right into Ferns cover black loamy soil in a pine forest and then on to Conglomerate slick rock that is marked like Moab. We covered all the good stuff and were on the trail for 5 hours.

This place was as good if not better than Merli or Prompton which are near by. It is definetly different and although challenging it was perfect for a 4-5" travel bike

Recommended Route:
Follow map at Keosk as it is updated with all the good stuff.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Prompton.
Merli.



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Review Date
October 29, 2003

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 2 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: mrdeadpt ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Can't really call this a review...more like a warning: I tried riding this route, followed the directions, and found NONE of the spray paint marking--and, therefore, was unable to follow the directions. If you feel like poking around that area near Moosic Lake--and aren't concerned about the dire warnings of some of these postings about it being private property--do it. But you won't find the paint blazes the trail setter describes. Everything up on Moosic Mtn. is marked "no trespassing" these days--but I'd personally encourage "civil disobedience". They have to post the land to divert liability concerns. Riding there will do no harm--certainly less than the quads--just do it with discretion. Ride-On!

Recommended Route:
At this time, you're on your own.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Ride the old railbeds and jeep trails on the other side of Route 247. Lot's to explore!



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Review Date
April 22, 2003

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Please Select

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Reviewed by: Ian , from Lake Ariel

Summary:
This is private property. Even though the posts are ignored by a ton of people it still is off limits. The owners have been known to patrol and press charges.



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Review Date
April 4, 2003

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Devin , from Mayfield PA

Summary:
There is an abonded railroad tunnel on this trial that always makes for some fun, bring a flashlight and the water is a bout a foot and a half deep. It is manageable at any time of the year, i rode this with a half inch of snow on the ground and borke through a layer of ice through the tunnel.

Recommended Route:
see above

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Merli, rail trails



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