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Prompton State Park Dam Trail

Average Rating:    (4.85 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 20

The trail is for the most part singletrack.The main red trail goes around the lake is about 9 plus miles.

The outer trails marked in yellow blue white green & white again are about 12 plus miles.The tricky part is at rhe north end where you come out,ya have to cross rt170 and make a left in to the Rc airport parking lot.

The trail can be picked up again at the far end,look for the red on the tree.ya take that trail all the way back to the main lot,or look for the white a little ways in on you`re right up the hill.That will take ya all the way back also.The back side of the lake trails, yellow blue white&green are all off the main red trail and come back to it at many crossovers.All these trails can be ridden in any direction,and yes all these trails are all open to mountain bikes.
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Latitude
41.614158938633295
Longitude
-75.33737182617187
Trail Directions
RT6 5 miles west of Honesdale to rt 170 right turn 1/2mile to park on you`re right.Rt 6 5 miles east of Waymart to rt 170 left turn on to rt 170 1/2 mile to park.
Trail Length
miles 21 plus
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Prompton
   


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Review Date
December 16, 2010

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Tim ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Prompton State Park is a great trail for intermediate to advanced riders. Go to www.friendsofprompton.com and we have two versions of trail map that can be printed. Friends of Prompton are also on Facebook, so check it out!



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Review Date
July 5, 2010

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 2 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: beav700 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Typical Pennsylvania trail. Rocks, rocks and more rocks. Except for few smooth section in the pine forest, most of the trails are slow and technical. I did more damage to my bike on few trips to Prompton than I did riding for the last two years at Stewart Airport, Highland Lakes, Blue Mountain, 909 (trails in Hudson Valley). Trails are easy to fallow, well marked and are well maintained. Not a lot of climbing. Most hills are under a minute of hummering if you can stay on the bike. You have to ride all the trails from both side to really enjoy it and to know which way to climb a trail and witch way to take it down through rock gardens. Not a lot of riders or hikers present. Avoid riding alone and you might want to switch to platforms from clipless for this park. Muddy after rain.



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Review Date
August 22, 2009

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: goldsbar ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Only had the opportunity to ride twice while I was in the area on vacation. Crossed the dam and took the trails at the end (hemlock trail, bone trail, red to end of lake, cliff trail, rode back on road so didn't try west side). Lots and lots of really nice singletrack somewhat technical at points. Usually real singletrack, Trails are really well maintained. You might stumble on a technical section but you'll be up and riding in another two feet. Generally not a ton of elevation gain at one time but plenty of ups and downs to keep riding interesting.

Sounds like five stars so far. Here's why I only gave it four and thought of less. Significant parts of the trail go through dense undergrowth that at times contains thorns. I'm talking real deal thorns like on rose bushes. My arms were ripped to shreds and I had to pull a few thorns out. In all fairness, this summer is setting records for rainfall so maybe it's not usually this bad.



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Review Date
April 23, 2009

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: Stereo Steve ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
I love this trail system. I've ridden it 8 or 9 times this winter/spring and it just begs you to come back. There is a little bit of every thing: twisty single track, moderately difficult rocky descents, stream crossings, more rocks, roots and some decent climbs to get your blood pumping. What I most like is how well the trails flow and keep you moving forward. Built up on a steep slope allows for some great roller coastering through the technical sections. You really need a couple days to do the whole thing. I usually do the loop around the lake plus a ride into either the south east trail above the damn or into the north east trails along the waterall and the cliffs (cliff trail, blueberry, sidewinder) The cliff trail has some good technical rocky sections along the top of the uhhh cliff. There is even a pretty sick side trail that descends down the rock face. I tried and didn't get very far, some hairy drops and rock formations. Plus, I think there are bears living in the caves along the route as I smelled the putrid stench of something dead eminating from one of the larger caves..beware. Also beware of poison ivy, wear high socks and have zanfel on the ready. Great place.

Recommended Route:
Either Park in the parking lot near the damn or on the north east entrance where the old road lead in.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
merli



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Review Date
August 17, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Joe Bonz ,  Racer

Summary:
Awesome! Sweet singletrack, like Allamuchy on steroids...every part is ridable. Only rode the Red trail (loops the whole lake), rocks, roots and hardpack...downhills are a lot of fun. Uphills, well they're fun too, but hey...they're uphill...Recommended for intermediate and above, but you never know until you try! The courses are well marked, even have a few picnic benches if you decide to stop and take in the scenery!

Recommended Route:
Red trail, although limited time did not allow for further exploration.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
None yet!



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