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The Burma Road

Average Rating:    (4.58 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 12

This is an area that virtually no one knows about. There are so many good trails, it's unbelievable. The terrain ranges from smooth singletrack to very rocky singletrack. If you want to take a break, you can just head out to a fire road and realx before hitting the extreme stuff again. A good mixture of uphills and downhills and many diferent routes to choose from. Over all, probably one of the best places to ride in PA. Jim Thorpe has nothing on The Burma!
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Latitude
40.73730739265227
Longitude
-76.15439414978027
Trail Directions
The trails are hard to find... email me if you want directions.
Trail Length
Many Many miles
Trail Level
Trails for all skill levels
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Pottsvile/St. Clair
   


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Review Date
August 29, 2009

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 1 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 1 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: cannondale_grinder ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I got ticketed for trespassing up in Delano. I also will be receiving a fine for criminal mischief since my tires left marks on the ground. Give me a break! Now I have to fight this thing in a magistrates office somewhere up there.



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Review Date
May 16, 2008

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a week

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Reviewed by: Danger1810 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
I have been riding the Burma for about 15 years now. I'll break my reign of silence. Yep, this is truely some of the best riding i have seen anywhere! thanks to RORR, the Reading Off Road Riders for all of their efforts over the years. Sadly an increase in Quad activity is quickly turning the singletrack into double track and i strongly feel the area needs some regulating. I never thought i would hear me say that but before it is completely ruined it is time to establish some ground rules for usage. Of course all of the trails are on coal lands, blythe township land, and watershed land so this would be difficult if not impossbile. This is some world class stuff!!! Any you rarely see another soul. It also makes for some great fall night rides. Rock Technical Terrain, Great down hills, switchbacks and thigh busting climbs.

Recommended Route:
As said by others who have posted here, the trails are many and complicated. interwoven loops of singletrack split off by fire roads, poll lines, and quad trails. Get out there, explore and enjoy. There are loops on both sides for the Burma Road outside of St Clair.
I typically park at the pole line or just beyond the silver creek water shed road. you can also park at the firetower road and still gain access to the trails. Depending on your ambition level and conditioning you can hit 5, 7, 9, 12, or 15 miles loops of world class trail once you've figured out how to link it all together.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Rattling Creek in Lykens, Delano is also excellent although i have only scratched the surface of the terrain there, equal to if not better than the Burma, The Bungalow in Tamaqua, Blue March in Bernville, and Jim Thorpe, although i find it hard to be impressed by the trails around Jim Thorpe after riding the Burma and Delano.



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cannondale_grinder (08/29/2009)
I got ticketed for trespassing up in Delano. I also will be receiving a fine for criminal mischief since my tires left marks on the ground. Give me a break! Now I have to fight this thing in a magistrates office somewhere up there.
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Review Date
September 23, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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Reviewed by: germ215 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Does anyone have any info as to where to begin and how to get there?



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Review Date
November 14, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: vack ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Been a while since I hit this sight. I'm totally stoked that someone posted the Burma on here! What a Great Place to ride! THanks to the Enduro Club From New Philly! Alas Since I moved to Western PA I dont get the Opportunity to ride this masterpiece as much as I once did, I grew up in Mary D, and I've been riding these things Since youth First on a BMX (Which Sucked Climbing those hills), to a Dirt Bike and now a Mountain Bike. My brother Tells me that the place is growing in popularity which is great for the sport. Remeber I dont want to find Gel Packs on the ground in my back yard! When I get to come home again my brother and I are planning on GPS'ing the area this Summer (2004) So we can hit different stuff without getting too turned around. It's Really easy to get lost, up there if you dont know where your going especially with the Powerline Maze at the Top. Like others said the Singletrack is unmatched. The Dirt Bikes that made it for the enduro race really did a nice job, If you ride this stuff imagine doing it on a 500 Enduro bike! WOW! But anyway, Grab a local, either by email or through this site, and hit the trails, I hear alot of people are parking at or on the Fire tower Road to gain access this is a good spot for out of towners. Most locals ride from their house to the trails but thats not for the Faint of Heart or Legs I should say. Well Enjoy it and look for a sight that will house the GPS findings as I get them this summer '04

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Jim Thorpe was great adn still is but they closed the Gamelands which sucks! Delano is great too, Talk to Jama about directions they had/have a race there every year. And for something quick the Bungalo in Tamaqua has a nice tight race coarse behind the Little League Field.

Man I miss Home =(



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cannondale_grinder (08/29/2009)
I got ticketed for trespassing up in Delano. I also will be receiving a fine for criminal mischief since my tires left marks on the ground. Give me a break! Now I have to fight this thing in a magistrates office somewhere up there.
cannondale_grinder (08/29/2009)
I got ticketed for trespassing up in Delano. I also will be receiving a fine for criminal mischief since my tires left marks on the ground. Give me a break! Now I have to fight this thing in a magistrates office somewhere up there.
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Review Date
September 21, 2003

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: Mummer43 ,  Weekend Warrior

Summary:
Yet another great ride on The Burma today, this place never disappoints!

It's definately rocky and technical in some places, but there are so many trails and loops that you could ride forever. The single track can be challenging and it will definately beat you up, like someone else mentioned.

There are a lot fo really cool downhills and some punishing uphills to keep you honest. This is an unknown area to most PA riders, and it would be cool for some other groups to ride here and help maintain the trails.

Shoot me an email if you're interested in hooking up for a ride.

Recommended Route:
There are so many, I wouldn't know where to begin. Just get out and explore.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Delano, PA. Not far from the Burma and just as good.



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cannondale_grinder (08/29/2009)
I got ticketed for trespassing up in Delano. I also will be receiving a fine for criminal mischief since my tires left marks on the ground. Give me a break! Now I have to fight this thing in a magistrates office somewhere up there.
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