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Seven Tubs

Average Rating:    (4 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 8

From the gate, ride down the paved road (pavement will get rougher) until you get to the dirtmound (2 miles). Make a SHARP left and follow the rocky trail upmake, the next sharp left go about 1 mile and look for the singletrack on your right. Follow this trail up the mountain. It will be rocky in some sections and will be about 2 - 3 miles. At the end of the previous singletrack/doubletrack you will come to a "T", make a right, and go up a long straight rocky doubletrack it will take you to the very top of the mountain. great view! Start down the mountain. Stay to the right at the first "Y" then make the next left (3 - 4 miles) and get ready for some fast downhill! At the bottom you can go right to get back to the access road or turn left to explore.You shouldn't get too lost since Rt. 81 is one side and the mountain is on the other.
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Latitude
41.241029142571136
Longitude
-75.80909729003906
Trail Directions
Take the northeast extension of the PA turnpike (476) to the Wilkes-Barre exit take Rt. 115 north about 4-5 miles down the mountain. Turn left right before the concrete divider (between the north & south bound lanes). There is a yellow gate at the entrance.
Trail Length
20 miles
Trail Level
Advanced
Trail Type
Singletrack & Fire Roads
City/County
Wilkes-Barre
   


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Review Date
October 22, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: amysue135 ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
This trail is crazy! I usually park at the top of the entrance aling side the guard rail. There is a nice drop-in to the trail if you hoist your bike over the guard rail. You will see a single track entrance that takes you down into the wooded area. Cross over the log bridge and ride-on! This trail is not recommended for beginners. There is a lot of rocks ("graveyards" with huge rocks), roots, off-kilter terrain. You can ride the blue loop, or venture across the railroad tracks to what they call "Mountain Park" and climb some tough, loose rock trails. But on the otherhand, coming back down is an adventure in itself. A ride here can range from say.. 2 miles.. to.. whaever you make it I suppose. There are endless outlets here.

Recommended Route:
Start at the park entrance and ride the blue loop if you are new to the park.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Frances Slocum, Plymouth Mountain



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Review Date
December 3, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: mikeelikesit ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
7-Tubs...this odd name now means some seriously fun rock and root infested riding with the excellent possibility of falling off a cliff. In other words, great! The blue trail is a fun and challenging loop, with various side trails to explore. A great place to ride if you want a short ride that will improve your skills. Also a spooky fun night ride. Not a beginner trail and very slippery when wet!

Recommended Route:
Park at the entrance gate. Hump bike over the guard rail on left, take first left turn, cross log bridge. Explore the singletrack and soon you will run into the blue blazed trail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Laurel Run, Wilkes-Barre Mtn., Fell Mtn, Lackawanna State Park, Prompton Dam, North Mountain



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Review Date
July 7, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Nick , from Wilkes-Barre

Summary:
if u enter on the giant fallow ther tracks to the high tention wires that run from walmart to laurel run estates. make a right (up the mtn) and continue on that road thru a birch grove. when you reach a open area of grass on ther right hand side of the road statrt looking for a trail of to the right. it usually has wate running down it. fallow that up. you will come to a pond, kidder dam. about 10 feet after the pond theres a hardly noticable Y. if you go left in the woods (walking only) there will be caves of rocks to explore. if you go around the rocks and on top of them there will be another set of rocks. get on top of them and u have a veiw of the valley:: if at the Y you go right you will reach the top of the mountian

Recommended Route:
i reccomend this for walking only



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Review Date
November 3, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: Jeff , from Mountain Top

Summary:
We continued to follow the quad trail along 81. At various times we could see the VA hospital and Arena Hub shopping area. Trail is rocky and had lots of pools of water. Followed until we came to the culm banks. Road up the first spot we could. This led to a series of plateaus. Last plateau came out on the "burning road". We took a left and headed all the way up to Laurel Run road on the old Narrow Gauge rail bed. Turned around and blasted back until we could see Rt 115. Climbed down the ledge to the parking lot of Seven Tubs. Great ride. Tons of trails off to the sides that we didn't explore. Will be back soon.

Recommended Route:
We parked at the gate to Seven Tubs Recreation area. Went down the paved road untill it turned to concrete. Went over the smashed and washed out concrete bridge until the path turns to a quad trail.



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Review Date
June 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: andy , from wilkes barre, pa

Summary:
Park or Ride up to the metal gate at Giants Despair. Usually 3-8 trucks parked on the side of the road. There are two main dirt roads with TONS of singletrack, quad trails and other dirt roads that splinter off the two main roads, which run parallel to 81. Roads sound boring but many of these roads are more like huge trails. Very bumpy & rocky. Good rolling ride. Some nice descents & tough uphills. You can spend HOURS exploring this mountain side and never really get lost because of its relation to the Wyoming Valley & I-81. Sometimes the views are interesting (rusted out cranes, old strip mining pits, burning holes) but these things just help us remember our past right! This network is expansive.
Good trail for all abilities. If a section looks to technical you can almost always find an alternative route, and conversely if your getting bored just hop on a quad trail or some single track. The two main roads are pretty easy, but it can get very hairy once you get off the wider trails. Fun for the whole family! Email me if you know more trails or are interested in exploring, I would be interested to hear your stories.

Recommended Route:
I like to start at Giants Despair and take the old burning road to the tubs and back (15 mile loop). Stay parallel with 81 (its hard not two) and you should run into an old paved road, ride this uphill (1 or 2 miles) over the scary old bridge and it turns into the Tubs parking lot.



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